Stove-top espresso is a fantastic way to make coffee at home.
The equipment is affordable, it makes the house smell incredible and creates a complex and delicious cup of coffee.
We think it is pretty easy to make too.
We recommend that you use our espresso blends for this type of brewing method.
Stove-top espresso maker, also known as a moka pot or a macchinetta
Freshly ground coffee (medium to fine)
Hot water (off the boil)
#1 Fill the bottom chamber of your pot just below the safety valve with hot water.
We think it is best to use hot water from the start as it reduces the time the coffee spends over the heat of the stove and therefore decreases the risk of burning the coffee.
#2 Add your ground coffee to the filter.
You do not need to tamp/pack the coffee, just level the grinds with your finger and wipe off any loose grounds.
Make sure the filter is full but the grounds loose.
#3 Holding the bottom chamber with a tea towel (be careful as its very hot), twist the top and bottom chambers together tightly so no water or steam can escape.
Avoid using the handle to do this as they can break.
#4 Place your coffee maker on the stove on a medium heat so that the flames do not melt the handle.
#5 The coffee will begin to extract and fill the chamber. Once you hear the air escaping (you will hear gurgling/hissing noises), remove immediately from the heat – This will be the difference between an average brew and a delicious one!
#6 Serve in your favourite cup. If you want to add milk, either heat it or pour over cold.