Comprised of three aluminum parts, the moka coffee pot has been used for generations to achieve authentic, Italian-style coffee. Many people are unsure, however, about the proper technique for preparing coffee in a moka pot.
What type of blend should be used? How long should it be left on the stove, and how high should the heat setting be?
Below you’ll find all the secrets to preparing your coffee with a moka coffee pot.
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If you have a new coffeepot, first of all remember to wash it with water and baking soda, and then make coffee twice (but do not drink it!).
Pour the water into the lower chamber up to the valve.
Use only hot water to clean the pot.
Richer stronger flavoured coffees, such as Qualità Rossa and Crema e Gusto, are ideal for drinking early on in your day, such as during breakfast.
The more aromatic and delicate coffees, such as Qualità Oro, are just right for an afternoon or evening break.
Fill the filter with coffee up to the edges without overfilling and tamping: never press the coffee down into the filter and do not make a hole in it.
This would alter the ideal contact time between water and coffee.
Arrange the coffee in the filter delicately tapping the bottom on a flat surface.
At this point, you can insert the filter in the boiler chamber.
It is important to use fresh low-mineral content water to prevent the flavour of the coffee aroma aroma from being altered.
Never use hot water to speed up the boiling process.
It is better to heat over a low flame so that the temperature rises gradually: the water should reach boiling point slowly. This allows for a slower and more thorough extraction and prevents the handle from burning.
True coffee aficionados drink it without sugar, but it is fine to add sugar depending on your personal taste.
The coffee starts to be extracted from the extraction funnel as soon as the water begins to get hot.
The gurgle tells us that the water has finished: turning off the heat prevents the coffee from boiling and consequently burning. Once it is ready, stir the coffee with a teaspoon to mix well and then pour into the cup.
And now enjoy your cup of coffee!