Grind your coffee a little courser than table salt. You’ll need about 15g of coffee, enough coffee to fill the filter basket (2.5 tablespoons, for your 4-cup Bialetti moka pot).
2. Add boiled water to the bottom of the moka pot, right up to the safety valve (use hot water as not to heat the coffee grinds while heating the water).
3. Insert the filter basket into the bottom of the brewer.
4. Fill the basket with coffee, but don’t tamper.
5. Use a towel to grab the bottom of the pot as it will now be hot. Screw the top on nice and tight.
6. Place your moka pot onto the stove. The water in the bottom will start to evaporate. Trapped pressure will start to build up, which will apply pressure to the water, pushing it through the funnel, then through the coffee. This does the brewing of your coffee. Once the coffee starts to flow and you hear a gurgling sound take it off the heat stop the brewing process (to immediately stop the brewing run the bottom of the pot under water).
OUR TIP: Keep your moka pot clean, as a build up of old coffee will contribute to the bitterness to the cup. The rubber gasket must also be kept clean so that it will always seal properly and when you store it don’t close it too tight as it will ware out the rubber.