Sleek and stylish, this handy and practical Moka coffee pot creates delicious espressos and bases for your favourite coffee drinks with little preparation, while being easy to use and quick to clean.
Also known as a stovetop espresso maker, the Moka pot is a stovetop method of brewing coffee that involves passing boiling water, pressurised by steam, through ground coffee to percolate and create brewed coffee. Simply fill the brewer with water to the indicated line, then insert the filter basket into the brewer and fill the basket with your ground coffee. Attach both sections together and place the whole Moka pot onto a stove, on a medium heat, and wait for the brewed coffee to begin to bubble into the top section. The water is pressurised through a build-up of steam in the lower chamber of the pot. Once this steam pressure becomes high enough, the water is forced up the funnel through the coffee grinds, and brewed coffee will pour into the upper chamber. Once the coffee has stopped bubbling, you can pour and enjoy.
Named after the Yemeni city of Mocha, the original Moka pot was invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and quickly became a staple of Italian coffee culture.
The flavour and taste profiles of coffees prepared using Moka pots can vary greatly, being determined by factors such as bean variety, roast level and fineness of grind. At Coffee Direct, we have a wide range of delicious coffee beans that have been pre-ground for use with a Moka pot.