Few years ago I always think that great coffee always come with expensive coffee machine, but lately my good friend told me about how to use a moka pot to make a great morning coffee. Generally I drink only a cup of coffee per day even sometimes I also forget to make it due to my job in wedding photography.
I learn to make a coffee by an accident, honestly I invest my photography income to make an Airbnb hourse property since 2013 and till now I wrote this blog I owned 3 different properties here in my town, Yogyakarta. On my 3rd property called The Chendela which belong to my grandma’s house there is a small terrace that I use for cafe and able to serve 20 people maximum, so that’s how I learn about how to use a moka pot.
Do I Have to use a Moka Pot or Espresso Machine?
If you make a coffee for business than you must buy a great coffee machine no matter 1, 2, or 3 group, group means a quantity of porta filter in a machine that use for brewing the coffee powder. The main challenge of running a coffee business is the time management so you must be fast and there is no solutions except buying great espresso machine.
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In my cafe called Sapulu Coffee I serve 20 people at the same time for maximum so it means it is quite enough to buy a single group espresso machine and here I use the La Marzocco Linea Mini.
Just in case you wanna buy another single group espresso machine than I could suggest you with other reliable machine that you can buy on Amazon such as:
Now we talk in another case, if you just making coffee for home service consist of up to 2 people. If you concern on the joyful time and electricity saving than using Moka Pot is highly recommended and this is what I use at my pantry. Here in my house there is only me who drink coffee so it’s not worth it to buy hundred or thousand dollars espresso machine to serve my coffee at all.
So now it’s back to you and what is your decision and needs about serving coffee. Once you love to make a morning coffee by using Moka Pot just like me than here I got some lists of Moka Pot that you can buy online through Amazon:
How to Use a Moka Pot in 5 Simple Steps
Generally Moka Pot is just like boiling water on coffee kettle, so it’s very simple and you don’t need extra barista skill at all to start your coffee journey. To get more clear about how to use a moka pot than I will start this guidances:
1 – Prepare Your Moka Pot
When I say prepare it means you have to make sure that your moka pot is clean and ready to use. You can wash it using a soap or simply pour a hot water in it and start to stir it. Check your moka pot gasket and filter and make sure they are clean to use
2 – Grind Your Fresh Coffee Bean
When you owned a coffee bean than you should have an electric grinder like Hamilton Beach 80335R who belong to one of best seller home grinder. But if you already bought coffee powder than you can start to brew it on the Moka Pot. If you concern on time efficiency than I suggest you to buy fresh coffee that already grind.
3 – Boiled the Water
There is someone who choose to boiled the water at the same time they brew the coffee but sometimes it takes too long so I choose to boiled the water and once it seems hot than I pour the hot water in the Moka Pot.
4 – Put Your Coffee on the Moka Pot Porta Filter
If you have an digital scale than you can put 14 to 17 grams coffee on it and start to put the coffee on the Moka Pot filter. Please remind that you don’t need to tamp the coffee and simply let the surface a bit more flat.
5 – Brew Your Coffee and Let the Magic Happen
Once everything done than you can start to turn of your stove with medium heat and brew the coffee with Moka Pot. I could say that this is the most exciting moment for whole how to use a moka pot journey cause you gonna see the coffee magic within a minute.
Open your Moka Pot cup and keep the medium heat stove running, once you here the water boiling and be ready cause you espresso will start coming out from the Moka Pot hole. When you see it and close the cover and turn off your stove and wait till the water stop brewing.
Once it all done than you must put your Moka Pot on bowl that consist of water to avoid your coffee being over brew. Than voila!!! it’s time for you to enjoy your morning coffee.
Moka Pot Personal Experience
As a cafe owner and home coffee brewer than I could say that having a Moka Pot for less than $25 at your home is so much worth it. If definitely reduce your monthly coffee budget cause you don’t need to go to cafe and start to make your own coffee at home. So when you want to do another exercise than you also can make a latte by learning how to make a latte at home that could save your money.
When you see my black and white photo above you also see my personal hot-normal dispenser water, just in case I don’t want to boiled a water before I brew the coffee than I could use the hot water from this dispenser too.
I hope you enjoy for what I shared today and able to learn more about how to use a moka pot and making your fresh original morning coffee at home. Life begin after coffee right? so lets make your own coffee and save your budget for other goals!