Moka Pot Brewing Guides

The Moka Pot is a straightforward way of making a rich, strong brew over a stove. A Moka Pot is a compact and affordable brewer that gives you a concentrated dose of coffee, rather than an espresso replacement. 

What you’ll need:

  • 12g coffee (approximately 6 teaspoons) in Moka Pot grind 
  • Moka Pot
  • Cup
  • 100ml water (1.5 tablespoons less than ½ cup) at 30-40°C (¾ cold water + ¼ boiling water)
  • Kettle
  • Spoon
  • Scales, if possible, otherwise follow eye measurements

Brewing recipe:

  • Add 100ml warm water to the lower chamber of your Moka Pot. 
  • Place the filter basket onto your lower chamber.
  • Add 12g coffee in the filter basket.
  • Screw the upper chamber and lower chamber together.
  • Heat on medium until you hear a gurgling sound, or when you see the water has finished bubbling through.
  • Immediately pour into your cup.

Pro tips:

  • For light roasts, using hot water doesn't give enough brew time to the coffee which can lead to under extraction. We recommend aiming for a 3-4 minute brew time for light roasts. The optimum starting water temperature should be about 30-40°C, use 75% cold water and 25% hot water to achieve this temperature. 
  • For medium to dark roasts, the optimum starting water temperature is 50-60°C. Use 50% cold water and 50% boiling water to achieve this temperature. Keep on a medium- low boil. The brew time should average 2-3 minutes. 
  • If you use too high heat, you will end up pushing dirty grinds through the filter which means that your cup will not be as clean.


Click here to explore our collection of roasted coffee you can brew as a Moka Pot.

    Coffees to brew with your Moka Pot

    Dark Chocolate, Figs, Roasted Almond
    Cocoa, Oaky, Bitter Sweet
    Dark Chocolate, Walnut and Molasses
    Dark Chocolate, Toffee + Roasted Hazelnut
    Dark Chocolate, Cocoa, Fruit Jam
    Brown Sugar, Green Grape, Roasted Almond
    Dark Chocolate, Prune, Orange Marmalade