Moka pot, invented in 1933 by an Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti, brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized at 1 to 2 bar through ground coffee. The flavor of coffee brewed by Moka pot is very much dependent on the roast level, grind size, and quality of water. Moka Pot produces a fuller-bodied cup of coffee than the Vietnamese Phin.
Grind Coffee Beans
Grind coffee beans to the size of granulated sugar, not too fine. Use a high-quality conical burr or flat burr grinder. Do not use a blade grinder. Grind coffee beans just before brewing for the fullest flavor.
Fill the bottom part of the Moka pot with water.
Place the filter basket into the bottom part. Note that the water inside the bottom part should not reach the filter basket.
Fill the filter basket with ground coffee.
Screw the top chamber on. Place the Moka Pot on a stovetop set on medium heat. Brewing completes when all the water in the bottom chamber flows up through the ground coffee into the top chamber.