Three pieces of aluminium that have come together for years to bring some magic to coffee breaks in Italian homes. Of course, everyone has their own style, and some methods have been passed down from generation to generation – but what’s the right way to prepare coffee with a moka coffee pot? How should you rinse and clean the pot? How much coffee should you add to the filter?
What type of blend should be used? What about the heat intensity and time left on the stove? Here, you’ll find all the secrets to preparing your coffee with a moka coffee pot. Now the most difficult part will be to convince your grannies that it is not necessary to make the “hill” (or “montagnetta” as the Italians say).
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If you have a new coffeepot, first of all remember to wash it with waterand 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 in the morning and in the first part of the day.
The more aromatic and delicate coffees, such as Qualità Oro and Lavazza Club,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 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: thewater should reach boiling point slowly.
This allows slower and more thorough extraction and prevents the handle
True aficionados and the brave drink it without sugar, but it's fine to add sugar to
the cup 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
And now enjoy your cup of coffee!