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Updated: May 5, 2023

Welcome to our tutorial blog on how to use a Moka Pot!

The Moka Pot, also known as a stovetop espresso maker, is a classic and easy-to-use coffee brewing device that has been a staple in Italian households for generations. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy a rich and full-bodied coffee at home without the need for expensive espresso machines.

In this blog, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of using a Moka Pot to brew delicious coffee in just a few minutes. Whether you're a coffee lover or a beginner, this tutorial will help you master the art of Moka Pot coffee brewing.

So grab your Moka Pot, some freshly ground coffee, and let's get started!



Moka Pot includes:

- Top chamber

- Bottom chamber

- Filter

Needed tools:

- Moka Pot (2-3 cups version)

- Cooking stove (can be a fire stove or an electric stove)


- Amount of coffee used: 20g

- TDS of water is about 120ppm

- Water temperature used: 100 degrees Celsius



- Step 1: Pour hot water into the container below, so that the water just touches the lower edge of the pressure relief valve.

- Step 2: Prepare 20g of coffee. Prioritize the use of types with roast levels from medium (medium), to medium - dark (medium-dark). Grind to a fine level. Fill the filter with coffee, then swipe across the side of the hopper with your finger. So that the coffee surface is flat and even, no need to press or knock.

- Step 3: Place the coffee filter into the bottom chamber. Then assemble them with the top chamber Note: use an extra towel to hold the bottom, otherwise the hot water we poured in earlier will burn us.

- Step 4: Put the Moka Pot on the stove. And adjust the heat to medium.

- Step 5: When the water starts to boil, open the lid of the top chamber and notice the nozzle inside. When you see the coffee start to pour out from the nozzle, you quickly adjust the heat level to low. When you start to hear screwing sounds (or hissing sounds), turn off the heat and set the Moka Pot aside. That's it!

- Step 6: Pour out and enjoy.



Coffee brewed with a Moka Pot is often described as very fragrant, rich and very suitable for those with strong tastes. However, you will be able to change the brew parameter according to your taste by:

- Coffee has too high a sour taste: It usually comes from a rather coarse grind size / fast brewing time, resulting in coffee that has not been extracted all its inherent flavor, and the acidity is dominant over the remaining flavors. Adjust the fineness a little bit.

- Coffee is too bitter: You should check if the brewing time is too long, adjust by changing the coarser grind. In addition, if the bitter taste is somewhat unpleasant, bitter like medicine, foul-smelling, or harsh, the chances are high that the coffee beans you use are roasted too dark, or that the coffee beans are harvested and processed poorly. quantity. You can change to another supplier that is more suitable, or look to buy a coffee with a lighter roast.

- You want stronger coffee: Grind coffee a little finer.

- You want lighter coffee: You can actively adjust the coarse grind size a bit, or you can add 10-15ml of filtered water directly into the coffee.



So iO Coffee has completed a detailed article on how to use Moka Pot. Let's work together with iO Coffee to do it right away.

You can watch more simple video tutorials at iO Coffee's youtube channel below:

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