The Moka Pot – The Perfect All-Round Brew Recipe

In a world full of drippers and espresso machines...

the humble Moka pot feels like it's a forgotten brew method.  In the specialty coffee circles it's pretty much a four letter word, and you don't see it garnering lots of likes on Instagram or see coffee nerds debating bed preparation on the barista forums. Well, I think its time we change that. This nearly 90 year old stovetop brewer actually has a lot of potential when you incorporate some of the same techniques we use every day on our treasured pour overs and espresso.

So in this week's video I'll go into my very own personal recipe. The technique, much like my hybrid V60,  incorporates some of the unique steps you're used to seeing everyday while making an espresso or a pour overs, but instead takes this classic little stovetop brewer to new heights. When I first got it right I actually exclaimed out loud, by myself, and that doesn't happen all that often. It produces a cup that combines the density the moka pot is known for, but also keeps it cleaner and more nuanced So what are you waiting for? Hit play on that video above and let's get to brewing.

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1 Comment

  1. Nathan Hevenstone
    December 23, 2021

    I don’t know if you’re reading comments anymore, but do you think you have an idea what your ratio of grounds to water is? Like… could you guess, in grams, how much water you’re using, both in filling the pot and for the bloom?

    I’m asking because I have a bigger pot (actually too big for an Aeropress filter), so I’d like to know how to scale it.


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