WHAT'S A MOKA POT?
The Bialetti Moka Pot is Italian coffee maker. The Moka Pot is an aluminum or stainless steel construction made of three chambers. Using a percolation system, the hot water in the lower chamber is forced up through a tube when heated and into the tightly packed ground coffee, which in turn expands and forces the coffee up into the third chamber, producing thick, dark espresso style coffee.
STEP BY STEP BREW GUIDE
- Use a coffee grinder. Grind enough coffee to fill the filter basket evenly and don’t pack the grounds down. The grind required for a Moka Pot is coarser than espresso.
- Fill the bottom water chamber up with hot water to, but not exceeding the pressure valve.
- Assemble the entire pot and make sure it is screwed together properly.
- Place on a heat source at medium heat and let sit. Leave the lid up so you can see what’s happening,
- Once you see the coffee initially make its way to the upper chamber, turn the heat down to about 50% of the original temperature.
- Remove the pot from your heat source when the coffee reaches the bottom of the spout or all the water is spent. This should take between 4 and 5 minutes.
- Pour, enjoy.
French Press Brewing Guide
Step by Step Guide to the Perfect Brew
1.Warm up the press
Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for
2.Measure and grind
Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.
Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee into the empty press. Start your count-up
timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up halfway to the top saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are
no dry spots.
At 1:00, use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so
you don’t accidentally crack the glass. Give it a good stir.
5.Add more water
Now, fill it all the way to the top with water. Put the top on and allow the coffee to brew without pressing it down.
At 4:00, you are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.
7.Serve and enjoy
Serve it up. Pour coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long,
it continues to extract and will become bitter.