by Matthew Robertson September 06, 2021
Always craving for a strong and invigorating cup of coffee, but can’t go out anytime you want to? Why still go out if you can serve yourself the best coffee right in the comfort of your own home? All you need is an Italian coffee maker. The next thing you know, you’re in cloud-9.
The Italian Coffee Maker is an espresso maker that allows you to make coffee on a stovetop or induction cooker. Surely, black coffee or espresso any time of the day is within reach.
One of the most popular Italian coffee makers is the one that was invented in 1933 by Alfonso Bialetti of Italy, which is popularly known as the Bialetti Moka Pot Coffee Maker.
Are you ready to make your first ever revitalizing coffee using a Moka Pot? Here are the simple steps, which only takes less than 10 minutes.
What you’ll be needing for the Moka Pot Coffee
Get your fresh coffee beans and grind them finely – to the size of an espresso coffee or a bit bigger.
Pour cold water into the Moka Pot’s bottom half up to the valve. Do not use hot water.
Place the funnel filled with ground coffee on top of the water. Don’t press the ground coffee down. Now, attach the top onto the Moka Pot’s base until completely fastened.
Place pot on the stove or induction cooker over medium heat.
Wait for the water to boil, while it passes through the ground coffee, and fill the top part of the pot. The entire process will take about 5 to 7 minutes. After about 3 minutes or so, the coffee will start making bubbles.
Then in the next 2 minutes, it will boil much faster, and the boiling sound will get louder. When the boiling sound fills the place and there’s already a sloshing sound, then it’s way of telling you that the coffee is ready. Turn off the stove or induction cooker.
After turning off the stove or induction cooker, open the pot and have a peek. The pot should be filled with coffee. If not yet full, put back the pot and brew again until it’s completely filled up.
Once you’ve finished making your Moka Pot coffee, thoroughly clean the pot using warm water and let it dry before putting back together.
Learn how to make espresso at home
Espresso, the all-time favourite of most coffee lovers. If you want to create one on your own, you’re lucky as you just stumbled upon the easiest ways to do it.
What you’ll be needing for your espresso shot:
There are various ways on how you could come up with different espresso mixes using the Moka Pot Italian coffee maker. Why settle for the same coffee or espresso over and over again if you could easily make assorted blends all by yourself?
As the name suggests, you can simply pour the newly brewed coffee into your cup straight up. Pure espresso is described as bitter, short and strong coffee. But if you are a mild-coffee drinker, just make an adjustment on the ground coffee measurement.
NOTE: The measurement in making a shot of espresso is typically 50ml to 100ml, which depends mainly on the coffee palate of the drinker.
These espresso blends are making me drool! It’s time to make an espresso for myself. You better try it, too.
The Moka Pot can make strong coffee that’s comparable to an espresso but not quite. You will not get a totally foamy cream on top of your coffee just like a real espresso. With the Moka Pot, a bigger amount of coffee is needed as compared to an espresso. It’s more like an Americano coffee than espresso.
The Moka Pot can only get a pressure of 1 up to 3 bars when the water forces its way up while passing through the ground coffee. While an espresso machine can generate a pressure of up to 9 bars.
Although their pressure seems to have a big gap, the Moka Pot coffee still has a flavour that is a bit close to espresso. It can be used as a substitute for making espresso drinks such as latte, macchiato, mocha, ristretto, red-eye, or cappuccino.
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