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How to Brew a Bialetti Moka Pot / Stove Top Coffee

Introduction:

Are you a fan of rich and intense coffee? If so, the moka pot, also known as a stove-top in Australia, might be the perfect brewing method for you. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of making the best version of a moka pot coffee, sharing our expert tips. 

Jump straight into our video brewing a Moka Pot right here

Selecting the Right Equipment:

It is essential to choose the right moka pot and you cannot go past the Bialetti stove-top or moka pot range

Choosing the Right Coffee Beans:

To achieve the best results, start with high-quality, freshly roasted coffee beans. We suggests using a darker roast for a bolder taste or a single origin light roast for a more delicate flavor. Dark roasts are especially recommended if you plan to add milk to your coffee.

Grinding the Coffee:

For moka pot brewing, a medium grind setting is recommended. The grinder we use in the video is the Fiorenzato All Ground coffee grinder which has simple grinder adjustments and setting for espresso, moka pot or filter grinds. We suggest the middle setting for moka pot coffee works really well with the coffee beans we were using. 

Preparing the Coffee:

The brewing process begins by dosing 25 grams of coffee into the filter basket. 

Water Temperature and Quantity:

Hot water is crucial for moka pot brewing, and we advise against starting with cold water. The water level should be approximately 5 mm below the safety valve to allow steam pressure to force water up through the coffee grounds.

Brewing Process:

It's extremely important to control your temperature through the brewing process starting with high heat before reducing it once steam pressure builds up. Careful monitoring will allow you to achieve a steady flow and prevent over-extraction.

Experimenting with the Brew:

To cater to individual preferences, we suggest experimenting with the moka pot brew. Luke's personal preference is for a strong black coffee and a diluted version with added hot water. Luke also mentions the option to use a paper filter for a cleaner cup.

Conclusion:

Mastering the art of moka pot brewing requires attention to detail, quality ingredients, and a bit of experimentation. With our comprehensive video guide, you'll be well-equipped to brew the perfect cup of moka pot coffee. Whether you enjoy it black or with added elements like milk or water, the moka pot offers a versatile and rich coffee experience.

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