How to Brew Coffee in a Moka Pot

How to Brew Coffee in a Moka Pot

March 12, 2020

You will find that the Moka pot is a household favorite throughout Europe and is starting to venture out to the global market in recent years.  It can provide you with an excellent coffee and doesn't require large amounts of effort; however, most people still aren't sure on how to brew coffee in a Moka pot. 


How to Brew Coffee in a Moka Pot

Step 1 - Preheat the Water

In order to make the perfect coffee in your Moka pot then you should really boil the water first. Do this in a kettle or however you boil your water and once it has reached boiling point then remove from the heat and set to one side.

Step 2 - Grind the Coffee Beans

Next step is to grind your coffee beans. If you have already done this or are using ground coffee then skip to the next step. We recommend that you grind the coffee to fine level but anywhere from medium and in-between is fine. You should weigh your beans out before grinding and the weight will be entirely dependant on the size of your Moka pot. 
If you need a coffee grinder then check out our great selection here.

Step 3 - Add Water

You should use your boiled water and fill the bottom section of the Moka pot up to the maximum line.

Step 4 - Add Filter Basket

We recommend that you add the filter basket before the coffee and you should place the basket carefully into the water.

Step 5 - Add the Coffee

Now you can add your ground coffee to the Moka pot. The coffee should fill the basket completely and should be leveled off.  Try not to pack too much coffee into the basket (you don't want any ground coffee on the rim of the filter basket.)

Step 6 - Connect the Moka Pot Together

You're almost there. The next step is to screw the top and bottom halves together. Obviously, you should screw the top half to the bottom half to avoid spilling your coffee and water. You don't have to tighten the pot to extreme levels but ensure that it is well connected.

Step 7 - Start to Boil

You should set your temperature on a low to medium heat and place the Moka pot on the stove to begin the process. Avoid leaving the handle over the heat and be aware that some Moka pot designs may require the lid to be left open when boiling. 

Step 8 - Smell and Watch Your Coffee Brew

As the water begins to boil in the bottom chamber you will start to see your golden brown coffee emerge into the top chamber. The coffee will bubble and fill the top chamber of the Moka pot with coffee. You should keep an eye on the color of the coffee and when it becomes lighter and there is less bubbling present, you should remove the pot from the heat.

Step 9 - Pour Your Coffee


Top Tips

If you find that your coffee isn't boiling or is taking much longer than anticipated then you should experiment with different temperatures on your stove.
If the coffee filter basket has too much coffee packed in, then it may cause a blockage and not come through when boiling.
You may also get a blockage if your coffee grind is too coarse.
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