This has to be the coolest hip iconic coffee maker ever made, I can’t imagine anything so emotive as a stove top moka pot.
Designed by Italian designer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 this method of making coffee became the best way to make really good strong coffee at home, used from Italy to Buenas Aries it’s a must have for me.
Yes it’s a bit tricky and the grinds get everywhere but the coffee produced will keep you awake for days. If I see a moka pot in a house I know that there are serious coffee drinkers here, and I would always ask which beans are they using. Why, well the moka pot cannot be fooled, it will expose the weakest of blends and weed out a wimpy single origin. Quite simply this is the benchmark for great coffee.
It only makes espresso I hear you say, well no all you have to do is top up your double espresso with off the boil water and you have a delicious long hot coffee. Cappuccino or café latte? Why yes of course, simply hand whisk full fat hot milk and gently fold it into your fresh brewed espresso. Tip don’t go for massive mugs just enough for a couple of gulps is enough. That way you can have another and another and, well you get my meaning.
Like the cafeteire a stove top moka is a piece of kit everyone should own, in a world of convenience the moka pot takes time and effort, it demands respect as an icon of world coffee making. I love my moka pots and I’ll never give it up…ever.