Stove Top

Step-by-Step Guide to Brewing Stovetop Coffee at Home

1. Gather Your Equipment:

  • You will need a stovetop espresso maker (such as a Moka pot), freshly ground coffee beans, a digital scale (optional), and filtered water.

2. Grind Your Coffee:

  • Grind your coffee beans to a fine consistency, similar to table salt.

3. Fill the Water Chamber:

  • Unscrew the bottom chamber of the stovetop espresso maker.
  • Fill the bottom chamber with filtered water up to the safety valve, making sure not to exceed it.

4. Add Coffee to the Filter Basket:

  • Place the filter basket onto a flat surface and fill it with ground coffee, leveling it off with your finger or a flat edge.
  • Use approximately 15-20 grams of coffee for a standard brew.

5. Assemble the Stovetop Espresso Maker:

  • Insert the filter basket into the bottom chamber, ensuring a nice snug fit!
  • Screw the top chamber onto the bottom chamber securely.

6. Heat on Stovetop:

  • Place the stovetop espresso maker on a burner set to medium heat.
  • Position the handle away from direct heat to prevent it from overheating.

7. Monitor the Brew:

  • You should hear a gurgling sound as the coffee starts to flow.

8. Remove from Heat:

  • Once the top chamber is filled with brewed espresso and there is a slight bubbling sound, remove the stovetop espresso maker from the heat source immediately.

9. Serve and Enjoy!

  • Stovetop espresso tends to be strong and concentrated, perfect for enjoying as is or mixing with milk for lattes or cappuccinos.