A quick and easy guide to brewing coffee in a traditional, Italian Moka Pot. Enjoying great coffee at home, too.
An iconic vehicle of coffee culture, the “macchinetta” (more commonly known at the Moka Pot) can be found in virtually every Italian home, and beyond. This stove-top tool was designed by Luigi De Ponti in 1933 on behalf of Alfonso Bialetti – now Italy’s most famous Moka Pot brand – and continues to be used until this day.
We love the sound of a Moka Pot quietly rumbling in the kitchen, anticipating the coffee it serves. To make great coffee in a Moka Pot at home yourself, follow our quick guide. Remember, always use freshly ground coffee.
Three Top Tips for your Moka Pot:
- Be careful when lifting the lid of your Moka Pot – delicious, hot coffee spurts through the spout as it brews
- Level your ground coffee in the basket gently with a tap of your hand
- Clean your Moka Pot thoroughly each time you use it to avoid build-up in the base