Moka Express - 1 person - 1/2/3 cup
UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL SINCE 1933, ALFONSO BIALETTI’S INVENTION IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF ART DECO, UNMISTAKEABLE BY THE ALUMINIUM COLLECTOR AND OCTAGONAL HEATING VESSEL AND THE EXCLUSIVE READILY SERVICEABLE AND EASY-TO-CLEAN VALVE.
Body material: aluminium#Handle material: thermoplastic#Knob material: thermoplastic#Easy-clean safety valve#Not suitable for use on induction plates#Not dishwasher safe#Boiler base diameter: 62 mm#Height: 130 mm#Capacity: 60 ml – approximate figure: it can vary according to the quantity of water inserted and the quantity, blend and grind of the coffee.
- Grind your coffee to a medium-fine grind (slightly coarser than espresso)
- Fill the bottom chamber with water up to the valve. Ideally this water should already be hot to avoid the coffee sitting on the stove too long but cold water works too!
- Place your ground coffee in the filter basket and level off. It should be full but do not tamp the coffee down - you want it loosely packed.
- Place the filter basket in the bottom chamber with the water and screw on the top part (don't use the plastic handle for leverage).
- Place the Moka Express on the stove on a medium heat
- Watch or listen for the coffee to start coming out (you can lift the top)
- Once the coffee turns light in colour or you start hearing gurgling, immediately take the Moka Express off the heat. The trick is to catch it before you overheat the coffee.
- Pour immediately!