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How to Make the Perfect Moka Pot Coffee

Make the perfect coffee using your moka pot and avoid making a bitter, horrible tasting brew by following this guide.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: moka, moka coffee, moka pot
Yield: 3 Cups
Cost: $5


  • Moka Pot
  • Coffee Grinder (Optional)
  • Coffee Mug


  • 12.75 Grams Coffee Grounds
  • 1 Cup Water


  • Grind your coffee beans. Make sure to use freshly ground coffee in order to get the full-bodied flavor. Avoid using pre-ground coffee since the freshness and the full flavor of coffee is already lost, but you can if you only have that available.
  • Fill the bottom chamber with pre-heated water up to the valve. After pouring the water, place the coffee ground receptacle into the pot. In case you see water entering the receptacle, pour it out to remove the excess.
  • Once you have the coffee ground receptacle in place, fill it with coffee grounds. Make sure to just level the coffee grounds and not tamp it. 
  • Screw the top chamber in place and put the moka pot on the stove over medium heat. 
  • Wait for a gurgling or hissing sound, this means that your coffee is done. Remove the moka pot from the stove and let the coffee continue to stream up for a few seconds before covering the moka pot with a cold towel. 
  • Pour and serve the coffee.


Use a fine grind size for coffee beans.
3 cups – 12.75 g (2.0 tbsp)
4 cups – 17.00 g (2.5 tbsp)
6 cups – 34.00 g (5.0 tbsp)