How To Use A Moka Pot?

How does a Moka pot work?

When the moka pot is placed on the stove, the water heats up and generates steam.

This increases the pressure in the bottom chamber and pushes the water up through the coffee granules and into the top chamber where it is ready to be poured.

Is Moka coffee as strong as espresso?

Modern espresso machines brew using 8-10 bars of pressure. That’s 5-10 times the pressure of a moka pot, depending on the machine. Yes, the coffee that moka pots brew is strong and about as close as you can get to espresso without owning an actual espresso machine, but, by definition, it’s not true espresso.

How do you know when a Moka pot is done?

When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly and methodically through the upper chamber. If it explodes upward, your water’s too hot, if it burbles lethargically, turn up your flame. You know it’s done when you hear a hissing, bubbling sound.

What size Moka pot for 1 person?

Moka Pots typically come in one size, but give you flexibility in terms of yield between 3 and 8 cups. We use it to make 6 cups here.