How to Make Coffee in the Bialetti Moka Pot: The “Ultimate Techique”

In Italy, roughly 70% of households have a Bialetti Moka Pot. And chances are you have one too. But are you using it the right way? Probably not, says James Hoffmann, the author of The World Atlas of CoffeeAbove, he sets the record straight, demonstrating the best technique for making a great cup of coffee. Enjoy this public service announcement and use it well.

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  • Franck says:

    Great video. I was told the moka needed breaking-in when it was new or not used in a while. Perhaps preparing 3 servings would be enough. Your thoughts?
    Any suggestions re cleaning after use?

  • Ronald Serre says:

    Very informative, the one thing I will change is to reduce the heat.I enjoy hand grinding my beans with a burr grinder,it works great. I really like using an induction plate,it’s super easy. I will also pre heat the water. I rarely ever experience the coffee ☕️ being bitter, I will find out tomorrow, thank you for your tips, Happy brewing…

  • Jan says:

    I was just gifted this for Christmas, along with Illy brand, already ground, espresso. I am not getting a full pot of coffee. Could the beans be ground too fine? Thank you for your help.

  • Marilyn Boling says:

    I just got a Moka pot and found your video very informative. Thank you.

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