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Moka Pot Coffee

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) 1x


Here’s how to use a Moka Pot to make coffee! Made by Bialetti, this stovetop espresso maker makes delicious espresso-like coffee.


  • 20 grams (1/4 cup) dark roast coffee
  • 330 grams (1 3/8 cups) filtered water*
  • 6-cup Moka Pot


  1. Grind the coffee: Grind the coffee to a fine grind: espresso grind or just slightly larger. (Use a burr grinder or pre-ground coffee.)
  2. Add water: Add cold filtered water to the bottom half of the Moka Pot until it reaches the valve.
  3. Add the coffee and assemble: Fill the funnel with coffee grounds level with the top, but do not tamp the grinds down. Insert the funnel into the bottom portion of the pot. Screw the top onto the Moka Pot until it is just finger tight (don’t over tighten).
  4. Place over medium heat: Place the pot on the stove over medium heat. For a gas stove, make sure the gas flame is smaller than the width of the pot.
  5. Wait while the coffee brews (about 5 to 7 minutes): The water will boil through the coffee and fill the top of the Moka Pot. You’ll hear coffee start to bubble at around 3 to 5 minutes. About 2 minutes later, you’ll hear it boiling rapidly: then listen as the boiling sound increases in volume and frequency. Once the sound dissipates to air and you hear a loud gurgling sound, the coffee is done. Turn off the heat.
  6. Check the coffee: Once you turn off the heat, lift the top of the Moka Pot and peak inside. The chamber should be full of coffee (if not, return to the heat and continue heating until the coffee is done). When you’re done making the coffee, wash out the Moka Pot with warm water and dry it thoroughly before reassembling.


*Coffee is best with filtered water: use a filter pitcher like this one. 

  • Category: Coffee
  • Method: Brewed
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan