Moka Pot on stove with 2 cups of coffee on counter

HOW TO BREW COFFEE AT HOME

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How To Use A Stove-Top Moka Pot

A stove-top moka pot is a small, simple and affordable way to make a strong coffee that’s remarkably similar to espresso. While it may seem intimidating at first, if you follow these steps you’ll be whipping up a strong coffee on your stove top in no time.

Moka Pot on stove with two cups of coffee on counter
  • STEP ONE

Fill your moka pot with warm water until just up to the steam release valve.

  • STEP TWO

Fill your moka pot funnel filter to the top with ground Starbucks® Espresso Roast. Lightly press the coffee and then level it out to ensure an even distribution.

  • STEP THREE

Put the top chamber on the moka pot, ensure that it's twisted on tight, and then put the pot on a stove-top burner at medium-high heat.

Coffee brewing in stovetop Moka Pot
  • STEP FOUR

The pressure from the heat will begin to push the coffee up from its basket into the top chamber of the moka pot.

  • STEP FIVE

Keep an eye on the pot and pull it off the heat once you hear bubbling and your coffee has begun to nearly fill the top chamber.

  • STEP SIX

Pour your coffee into your favorite mug and enjoy.

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