The guide for the perfect Stovetop/Moka Pot

The most important: Good coffee

  • Check that your stove top is clean, especially the filter.
  • Grind size needs to be the right one for this method, coarser than espresso grind but finer than for pour over methods.
  • Boiled water. (Never use cold water)
  • Never fill water above the valve


  • Step 1: Boil the water and add it to the base container (Below the valve)
  • Step 2: Put the coffee into the filter, just enough to fill the container, we don’t need to push the coffee down, we don’t want it tightly packed.
  • Step 3: With a towel, place the top part on and tighten until it’s closed (but not too tight).Note: Remember the bottom part is hot after you add the boiled water
  • Step 4: Put the Stove top on the flame and if you like to see the process, open the lid to see how the coffee is coming out. (Nice experience)Note: When the coffee starts to coming out, it should be very smooth and not like an explosion.
  • Step 5: When you start to hear a hiss, it’s time to move the stove top off the flame.
  • Step 6: Take your stovetop to the tap(With the towel) and apply cold water to the stovetop to stop the extraction.
  • Step 7: Serve and enjoy.