Home / Blog /

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

21 Nov 2023

For people who wants to make strong, flavorful coffee at home on a budget, a moka pot is the perfect way to brew your next cup. This classic coffee maker makes super smooth coffee that tastes similar to espresso without needing a fancy machine. Moka pots are great alternatives to drip machines and they’re so easy to use too. Keep reading and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about brewing your moka coffee.

Tools needed

Diamond Manual Grinder CH12A-05

Flourish Moka Pot CPB400-01A

Ceramic Coffee Canister CB300-01A

Mini Double Walled Coffee Cup TPA150-01A

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

Step 1: Preheat the water

Bring kettle water to a boil and remove from heat so that the temperature of the moka pot from getting too hot and cooking the coffee, imparting a metallic taste.

Step 2: Get the right coarsness coffee ground

Place 18–20 grams (0.63–0.71 oz) of espresso roast and dark roast varieties coffee beans into a burr coffee grinder and turn it on. Set your grinder to a fine consistency that’s similar to salt or sugar for the perfect, flavorful brew.

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

Step 3: Add hot water into moka pot

Pour hot water into the bottom half of the Moka pot up to the fill line. Unscrew the top section of your Moka pot and pull out the filter basket sitting in the bottom half, which is called the boiler. Use the hottest water from the tap or heat some up in a kettle to pour into the boiler. Using hot water reduces the amount of time that it takes for the coffee to brew, and also prevents the grounds from overheating or burning.

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

Step 4: Place the ground coffee into the filter basket

Scoop your coffee grounds into the filter basket so it’s loosely filled. Avoid tamping the coffee down because water won’t be able to move through the grounds if they’re too tightly packed. Level the coffee grounds with the top of the filter basket so they don’t spill out. If you overfill your Moka pot filter, the grounds may prevent a tight seal when you screw the top back on, or you may have grounds in your coffee once it’s finished brewing.

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

Step 5: Assemble the Moka pot

Place the filter basket so it sits inside of the bottom boiler of your pot. Then, screw the top of the Moka pot onto the bottom so it forms a tight seal.

Step 6: Heat the Moka pot over medium heat for 5–10 minutes

Set your Moka pot on a burner that’s close to the same size as the pot’s base, and turn the stove to medium heat. As the water heats up in the bottom portion, it percolates up through the coffee grounds into the top portion. Once the coffee starts gurgling or sputtering out of the spout in the top half of the pot, remove it from the heat. Avoid leaving your Moka pot over heat when it’s nearly finished. The residual heat will finish brewing your coffee without giving it a burnt flavor.

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

Step 7: Stir the coffee in the upper chamber with a spoon

Once you take the Moka pot off the heat, carefully stir it. This helps mix the strong coffee that brewed first with the weaker coffee that brewed last to create a smooth, consistent flavor.

Step 8: Serve the Moka pot coffee immediately

Pour the coffee from your Moka pot into your favorite mug and enjoy it while it’s still steaming hot and fresh.

How to Brew Smooth Coffee in a Moka Pot

Keywords: moka pot

Originally published 21 Nov 2023, updated 21 Nov 2023.

Read More

We are currently developing DHPO distributors and agents worldwide

Learn More OBM

Coffee Ware

French Press Coffee Maker

Pour Over Coffee Maker

Coffee Set

Coffee Grinder


Moka Pot

Turkish Pot

Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Coffee Canister

Coffee Mug

Coffee Accessories

Tea Ware

Tea Set


Tea Mug

Tea Accessories