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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