Video shows how to brew coffee using a Moka Pot at home. This procedure has been in used for decades in Latin America. But, it was never called “Espresso”. Its just called “home style” coffee brewing. This is how I grew up drinking coffee in Dominican Republic and still my favorite way of brewing coffee at home. You can grab many cool coffee mugs from my coffee shop.
This is my favorite coffee brewing method when coding with coffee.
Here’s my personal way to brew coffee using a Moka pot:
- Start by filling the bottom chamber of the Moka pot with water(I usually like warm water) up to just below the valve. It’s important not to fill it past the valve, as this could result in too much pressure building up.
- Insert the filter basket into the bottom chamber and fill it with freshly ground coffee. I like to use a medium-fine grind, as this seems to work well with the Moka pot.
- Screw on the top chamber of the Moka pot, making sure it’s tightly secured.
- Place the Moka pot on a stovetop burner over medium heat. It’s important not to use high heat, as this can cause the coffee to burn.
- As the water heats up, the pressure will build and force the hot water through the coffee and up into the top chamber. You’ll know the coffee is ready when you hear a gurgling sound.
- Once the coffee has finished brewing, carefully remove the Moka pot from the heat to stop the brewing process and to not ‘burn’ the coffee. Sometimes I place the Moka pot under cold water for a moment.
- Pour the coffee into your cup and enjoy! I like to add a bit of milk or cream to mine, but feel free to customize it however you like.
One thing to keep in mind when brewing coffee with a Moka pot is that it can take a bit of practice to get the hang of it. Don’t be discouraged if your first few attempts aren’t perfect – just keep experimenting until you find the right grind, amount of coffee, and heat level for your taste preferences.