HOW TO MAKE STOVETOP ESPRESSO AT HOME
POPULARITY OF MOKA POT COFFEE
There is growing popularity of Moka pot coffee in the world. But for those who are not familiar with true brewed coffee, it just creates confusion. Some might be confused about French press coffee which I wrote earlier in my post. It is an easier coffee preparation method than Moka pot coffee.
Moka pots were introduced in Italy by Alfonso Bialetti. These coffee machines are also commonly known as stovetop or Italian coffee makers. They make very rich cups of coffee and these machines make beautiful kitchen decors.
STAINLESS STEEL MOKA POT
One of my favorite coffee machines is the stainless steel Moka pot. Stainless steel retains its heat for a longer period of time compared to the aluminum pot which loses heat quickly. This method is also convenient for the modern-day kitchen and will last longer because of its higher quality. This is a great investment for coffee lovers like me.
HOW TO BREW COFFEE WITH A STAINLESS STEEL MOKA POT
- Disassemble the Moka pot into its 3 parts. They are the bottom boiler, the middle coffee funnel, and the top coffee chamber.
- Add water to the bottom chamber. Fill it to just below the safety valve.
For safety, don’t fill water above the safety valve. The safety valve is there to release pressure in case the pressure is too high. That can be due to any blockages. The safety valve avoids a possible explosion of the pot from high pressure.
- Fill the filter funnel with freshly ground medium to fine coffee grounds. The grounds should be level with the top of the filter.
Press the grounds slightly down but don’t compress them in the funnel or the water will not flow through.
- After that, place your filter into the bottom chamber and screw the upper chamber to the bottom securely.
- Next, put your stovetop coffee maker on low to medium heat of your electric or gas stove. Be sure the handle is not in contact with the heat.
- When the coffee starts to brew and emerge from the filter funnel, turn the heat down and leave it to complete percolating.
- When the gurgling stops, the coffee is ready to serve.
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