Moka pot placed on a gas stove in the kitchen
The Moka Pot Water Tip That Leads To Better Tasting Coffee
By Molly Wilson
Since Moka pot coffee is so strong, it can easily turn bitter from overheating and improper extraction of the coffee grounds by brewing with the incorrect water temperature.
Water goes into the bottom chamber, and the middle funnel is for the coffee grounds. Steam pressure pushes the water up through the grounds, and the brewed coffee collects above.
Instead of assembling your full Moka pot with cold water and heating it with the coffee, heat the water first before you brew for a strong and flavorful cup of coffee.
As the coffee grounds sit submerged, they react with the cold water and begin to lose flavor during this long extraction time, developing a sharp, disagreeable taste.
Instead, heat your water with only the bottom portion of the Moka pot on the stove. Once the water is boiled, carefully reassemble the device and put it back on the stove.
As the steam pressure pushes the now-heated water up through the funnel filter, the coffee grounds will spend far less time heating, resulting in a better flavor.