How To Brew - Stovetop

Stovetop (Moka Pot)

Stovetop coffee makers are great for lots of reasons. They're cheap, compact, and simple. If you’re delicate and vigilant, these little contraptions can produce some exquisite, strong coffee that’s not the intense viscous drink you get from a run of the mill espresso machine. But, take your eye off the ball and it’ll over extract. Quickly.


RESULT

A heavy bodied intense brew

GOOD FOR...

Traditionalist coffee drinkers

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Stovetop

Burr grinder (optional)

Boiling water

A heat source (electric or gas stove)

Ground coffee

Oven gloves, hot pads, or folded tea towels


DOSE, BREW TIME, ETC.

 

 

COFFEE DOSE

~15g

BREW WATER

~250g/ml

WATER TEMP

94-96oC

OVERALL BREW TIME

2:00min

GRIND SIZE

Medium to fine – similar to caster sugar

TOP TIP
If you’re in a hurry, try boiling your water first. It’ll help speed the process up

METHOD

1

While the kettle’s boiling, grind your coffee. Not too finely!

2

Remove the top of the Moka Pot and basket. Fill the bottom with hot water (not cold – increased contact time with water will extract the bitter elements), making sure the level stays below the safety valve.

3

Put your ground coffee in the basket and level it out without patting it down.

4

Place the basket back in the Moka pot, with the spout down.

5

Screw the top onto the bottom. Careful, it’ll be hot.

6

Then, put the pot over a low to medium heat.

7

When the pot starts gurgling, you’re in luck – your coffee’s good to go. Take it off the heat and serve.


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