Moka Pot

Moka Pot Brewing Guide for First Principle Coffee

Relish the vibrant flavors of your First Principle Coffee with our comprehensive Moka Pot brewing guide. Known as the 'stovetop espresso maker,' the Moka Pot brews coffee by pressurizing boiling water through coffee grounds. It results in a strong, full-bodied coffee.

What You'll Need:

  • Freshly Roasted First Principle Coffee beans
  • A burr grinder
  • A Moka Pot
  • Clean, filtered water
  • A heat source (stovetop or camping stove)
  • A towel or hot pad

Step 1: Measure Your Coffee and Water

Fill the lower chamber of your Moka Pot with water up to the valve or the fill line. For the coffee, fill the filter basket evenly. Do not tamp or press the coffee down.

Step 2: Heat Your Water

Pre-heat your water to near boiling point before adding it to the Moka Pot. This reduces the chance of your coffee overheating, which could cause over-extraction.

Step 3: Grind Your Coffee

Grind your First Principle Coffee beans to a medium-fine consistency, similar to table salt. The exact grind size can be adjusted depending on taste. If your brew tastes sour or weak, try a finer grind; if it tastes bitter or harsh, try a coarser grind.

Step 4: Assemble Your Moka Pot

Place the coffee grounds in the filter basket, then place the filter basket into the bottom compartment. Screw the spouted top of the Moka Pot onto the bottom compartment.

Step 5: Place Your Moka Pot on the Heat

Place your Moka Pot on the stove over medium heat. If the heat is too high, your coffee may end up with a burnt taste. The coffee will begin to come out and fill the upper chamber.

Step 6: Listen for the Gurgling Sound

Listen for a hissing, gurgling sound. Once you hear this, that means most of the water has passed through the grounds into the upper chamber and your coffee is ready.

Step 7: Cool Down the Moka Pot

Immediately remove the Moka Pot from the heat and wrap the bottom chamber with a cold towel or run it under cold tap water to stop the extraction process. This prevents your coffee from developing a metallic or burnt taste.

Step 8: Pour and Enjoy Your Coffee

Stir the coffee in the upper chamber before pouring it into your cup to ensure the flavors are well mixed. Your bold and rich First Principle Coffee is now ready to enjoy.

The Moka Pot method allows you to produce coffee almost as strong as that from a traditional espresso machine. Enjoy the unique experience of brewing with a Moka Pot and the distinct, robust flavor it offers to your First Principle Coffee.