In today’s economy, everyone is interested in saving money. It is no surprise that a cheaper alternative to espressos would catch the eye of coffee aficionados everywhere. A Moka pot can brew a cup of coffee that is about as strong as a cup of espresso but at a fraction of the cost.
What is a Moka Pot?
A Moka pot allows water to rise through ground coffee using heat and steam as pressure. There are no paper filters or other electronic devices to power a Moka pot. A Moka pot is described as like an espresso machine because of the low bar of pressure used in the brewing process. Although a Moka pot does not brew a proper cup of espresso, it has a similar crema due to the pressure used in the brewing process.
A medium to medium-fine roast is preferable within a Moka pot. Lavie Coffee has high-quality coffee beans available in a variety of blends. We grind our beans daily in small batches to ensure that all our beans are as fresh as possible. Your beans will not sit on a shelf and lose flavor or taste due to age.
Benefits of Using a Moka Pot
One of the best benefits of a Moka pot is the price point. A Moka pot could cost as little as $20 - $30, whereas a standard espresso machine could cost $100 for a low-end machine or hundreds for one of a higher caliber.
How to Brew Coffee Using a Moka Pot
You start by filling the bottom compartment of the Moka pot with boiling water. The filter basket is then inserted into the bottom chamber and filled with ground coffee. Finally, the top of the Moka pot is screwed on. Place the entire Moka pot on a stove over medium heat. As the water boils, the pressure will force the ground coffee up into the top chamber. After a few minutes, the top chamber will appear lighter in color, and you will see steam coming out. Once you see steam, take the Moka pot off the heat and enjoy your cup of coffee.
Lavie Coffee has a variety of organic and internationally sourced coffee beans. We have both blended and single source coffee beans available. Using high-quality coffee beans within your Moka pot will make a big difference in the final taste of your cup of coffee.