Coffee Brew Guide: Moka Pot

The Moka Pot, also known as a Stovetop Coffee Maker, dates back to the early 1930s. Invented in Italy by Alfonso Bialetti, an engineer that drew inspiration from the emerging popularity of espresso and sought to create a device that could replicate the taste of espresso at home.

The name "Moka" comes after the city of Mocha in Yemen, which was renowned for its coffee beans. 

Here at The Coffee Collective, we are proud to bring you a great range of stovetop coffee makers to suit both gas and induction stovetops, in different brands, sizes and colours to match your style.

Get the most out of your Moka Pot with the following Brew Guide.

Moka Pot Recipe:


Moka Pot
Brew Ratio 1:10
Coffee Beans
Medium-Fine Grind
96°C Water

  1. Unscrew top chamber of Moka pot from bottom chamber.
  2. Remove filter basket from bottom chamber. Fill bottom chamber with water to just below the level of the valve. 
  3. Add coffee to filter basket and evenly distribute the grounds. Do not tamp the grounds tightly, and do not overfill the basket.
  4. Twist on the lid firmly. Avoid using the handle for leverage when doing this.
  5. Place Moka pot on the smallest burner of your stove on a low-medium heat.
  6. When you hear a soft bubbling sound, remove Moka Pot from heat immediately.
  7. Serve & enjoy!
Brew Ratio Guide:
  • 3 Cup: 15g / 150g
  • 6 Cup: 30g / 300g
  • 9 Cup: 45g / 450g
  • Adjust the brew ratio to suit your preferred strength and flavour. For a stronger brew, reduce the ratio by using less water. For a weaker brew, increase the ratio by using less coffee.
  • When adding water to the bottom chamber of your Moka pot, never fill above the level of the valve. Overfilling the bottom chamber can result in your brew having a bitter or burnt taste.
  • Use a needle distribution tool to evenly distribute coffee in the Moka Pot basket to get rid of any clumps.
  • When screwing on the lid, make sure to protect your hand from the heat of the bottom chamber (e.g. by using a tea towel). 
  • Keep the lid open to see when the Moka is spluttering phase (and therefore at the end of the brew).

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