Step 1

Grind coffee for your moka pot. Use a grind that is between an espresso grind and drip grind.

Step 2

Fill the bottom chamber of the Moka pot with fresh water, up to but not covering the valve.

Step 3

Place the filter in the bottom chamber of the moka pot, and fill with ground coffee.

Step 4

Level the coffee grounds with a spoon or your finger. Do not pack the coffee. Make sure that there are no grounds along the rim, as this will interfere with the seal.

Step 5

Screw on the moka pot’s spouted top, and place on the stove at medium heat, being careful to keep the handle away from the heat.

Step 6

As the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee through the upper chamber. The moka pot is finished when it makes a bubbling sound. Turn off heat source and keep lid closed until brewing is complete.