The stovetop, or moka pot, is a coffee brewer that uses heat to create a pressurised brew. Stovetop coffee is similar to espresso in strength and mouthfeel.
The stovetop coffee maker, also called a moka pot, was invented in 1933 by Alfonso Bialetti and it is largely the same design that is still used for Bialetti’s Moka Express model today. At the time, this invention really revolutionised coffee making in the home, and stovetop coffee makers remain a staple piece of brewing equipment in many households today.
The ultimate coffee icon, the Bialetti Moka Express is a classic for a reason. Its art deco inspired octagonal design is beautiful and iconic, and has seen it feature in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Though it’s not all looks; the moka pot also produces rich, full-bodied coffee in minutes. Its pressurised brewing creates coffee that is closer to espresso in its flavour and mouthfeel than filter brewing, although it really is in a class of its own. While the Moka Express is still produced in the original food-grade aluminium, we also sell Bialetti’s answer to the induction cooktops: the Venus, made of stainless steel.
How Long? 3-5 minutes
How Much? Starting at $54.95
What You'll Need: Stovetop/moka pot, water, appropriate heat source
Master making stovetop coffee by following our easy steps below!
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Here are the most common questions we receive regarding Stovetop Coffee. If you have any more questions, please get in contact!
We recommend brewing stovetop with espresso roast coffee. The medium-dark level of roast is more suited to pressure brewing than a light roast, which tends to taste quite bright and acidic through the stovetop. If you plan to add milk to your stovetop coffee, an espresso blend is the way to go. If you plan to drink your stovetop black, blend or single-origin will be delicious!
Stovetop coffee tastes similar to home espresso in strength, and possesses the same rich and thick qualities due to the pressurised brewing.
Stovetop coffee is absolutely delicious when brewed well. Stovetop tastes most similar to espresso in flavour and mouthfeel. So if you like espresso, you’re likely to enjoy stovetop too.
Stovetops brew coffee using pressure. The water sits in the enclosed bottom chamber, and when the water heats, it produces steam and, thereby, pressure. This pressure forces the water up through the funnel and through the ground coffee, brewing it on the way through, and into the upper chamber.
We recommend starting with a grind size similar to or slightly coarser than home espresso, which sits at the fine end of the grind spectrum. If your resulting brew is overextracted (bitter, dry, astringent), coarsen your grind. If your resulting brew is under-extracted (bland, thin or sour), fine up the grind!
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