How To Use Stovetop Espresso Maker ?

How To Use Stovetop Espresso Maker


Moka or Espresso coffee machine

There have already been several occasions when a relative or acquaintance seeks me to explain how to use this type of coffee. The MOKA coffee machine is better known as espresso for the home. Maybe some of you have one of these at home, and have never had the audacity to prepare in it. With this article I will guide you step by step to prepare your espresso at home and use it to make recipes different from those of a simple dark coffee.


Stovetop Espresso Maker


First of all, you should know that the preparation result of the moka coffee maker is characterized as a dark and quite strong drink. Likewise, espresso coffee is always a small amount not exceeding 3 ounces liquid, that is why in advance I clarify that the resulting coffee will not be liked by most people. But that does not mean that we can not take advantage of our coffee maker to achieve other drinks.


Let’s start with knowing the coffee maker thoroughly:

1.  The moka coffee machine consists of 3 pieces, BASE – FILTER – JUG.

2.  At the base we put pure water.

3.  Proceed to put the filter and inside this the ground coffee. (recommended a type of fine grinding).

4.  We screw the jug on the top and close well.

5.  We put at medium temperature, and between 4 to 6 minutes we get our coffee.


The result of this method is a concentrated coffee or as in Italy they usually call it, Espresso Coffee. There are a few people who have a taste for consuming coffee in this way, but espresso can be used as a base for different preparations, so much so that most drinks that we can see in a coffee bar have Espresso as the main ingredient.

So, we can make some special drinks at home, they can take the recipe I gave them in my article “How to prepare a shake at home” and change soluble or instant coffee for a moka coffee prepared with your coffee maker, this will be noticeable in our final drink since we are using fresher and more natural ingredients.

Or we can take a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and bathe it with moka coffee and why not? some liqueur like Amaretto or Triple Sec.

I hope you can use my advice and we are going right now to dust off that coffee pot that we have decorating in the kitchen. Remember that the more creative we are, the better the result will be.

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