What Makes a Stovetop Espresso Coffee Pot So Unique
Who makes the best coffee? Italians, of course. That’s why Stovetop espresso maker, also known as Moka pot, or la macchinetta (lit: small machine) is simply a must-have item for all true coffee-lovers. Now that the holidays are just around the corner, consider treating yourself to something nice, like a quality stovetop espresso maker -- you won't regret it.
I’ve been using it for quite some time now, and I can’t imagine starting my day without it. What I can tell you from my own experience is that instant coffees are nowhere near the coffee that you get when using the Moka pot. Stick around to find out why.
About Stovetop Moka pots
La macchinetta is most commonly used in Italy and in other parts of Europe, as well as in Latin America. This famous aluminum/stainless steel stovetop percolator was first designed back in 1933, and has been an inevitable item in every Italian kitchen ever since. These cute coffee pots will produce a perfect espresso every time. And the best thing is that they’re easy to use -- no fancy tricks that you need to learn. Everyone can master it within a few minutes. Plus, they’re quite low-maintenance.
Brewing espresso in Moka
Once you get to know your Moka, you’ll forget about all the other coffee makers. The mechanism of work is similar to that of a pressure cooker. Moka stovetop works by releasing hot water that’s been pushed by the steam up through the Moka coffee to produce an authentic, strong espresso coffee. The quality of Moka coffee equals to that of a several thousand dollars worth espresso machine. Espresso coffee pot is a reasonable alternative that will produce the same results. The strong, unique taste of pure coffee that you get by using stovetop espresso maker is truly unmatched.
The Moka pot consists of two parts: the upper and the lower vessel. To make moka espresso, simply fill the bottom chamber with liquid (depending on how many cups you’re making). But make sure you don’t overfill it, it should be filled up to the release valve. Then fill the strainer with finely ground coffee, but again -- don’t overdo it. Screw the two chambers together and bring it to a boil, preferably on moderate heat. The entire process shouldn’t take longer than 7-8 minutes.
Why Stovetop Espresso beats all the other coffee makers
Regular espresso machines and electric coffee pots are expensive and they can take up a lot of counter space. Moka pot is an affordable and portable alternative to expensive and bulky coffee makers. The GAT Italy producer of coffee stovetops offers an extensive range of quality stovetops that will give the perfect caffeine kick to your daily routine.