Moka coffee pot

What is a Moka coffee pot?

The Moka coffee pot is a stove-top coffee maker that brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. Named after the Yemeni city of Mocha, it was invented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and quickly became one of the staples of Italian culture.


Fill the base chamber with cold water up to the level of the valve. Insert the filter. Completely fill the filter with ground coffee, but don’t pack it down. Make sure the filter and rubber gasket are in place. Screw the two chambers tightly together. Place the Moka pot on the stove. Warning: keep the heat low. Remove pot from heat just when coffee starts to gurgle before it starts to rise and bubble. You’ll be sure to extract only the best parts of the coffee. Mix the coffee with a spoon before pouring it into cups. Rinse the coffee maker with hot water and let dry thoroughly before screwing chambers back together.