Temple Coffee Home Brewing Guide: Moka Pot
Temple Coffee Home Brewing Guide: Home Drip Machine

Moka Pot (Stove Top) can be a great way to make coffee at home, although it does not make espresso, as some believe. The key to getting great results is: using high quality fresh coffee, pre-heating the water, not over-heating the pot, and the proper grind of coffee.

Equipment: Moka pot, kettle, fresh coffee, burr grinder (not a blade grinder), and stove.

1. Bring the water to a boil and remove it from the heat. It is important to pre-heat the water.

2. Grind the coffee similarly as you would for drip coffee, or a touch finer. You will need enough ground coffee to fill the filter basket. Fill to the line indicated inside the brewer bottom.

3. Insert the filter basket into the brewer bottom. Fill the basket slightly mounded, and level with your finger while applying a downward pressure. Brush away any loose grounds near the threads of the exterior of the Moka Pot.

4. Screw the top onto the brewer. Do not over-tighten. Use moderate heat, and leave the top lid open.

5. Look for the coffee. You should see some coffee begin to emerge intermittently. Soon after this, coffee will begin to come out in a stream.

6. Once it becomes a steady stream, remove the Moka Pot from the stove. Use a towel or hot pad to avoid being burned. Pour immediately. You will get a very small, but concentrated coffee. Enjoy!

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