Home Brew Guide — Moka Pot – Old Spike
Pezzetti Moka Pot Brewing Coffee

Home Brew Guide — Moka Pot

Stovetop Coffee Brewing At Its Best

The ever-functional Moka Pot is your sturdy stovetop friend. This little contraption is a classic, and with the right technique, it can brew you a cup of liquid gold that'll kickstart your day like no other. So, let's dive in and get brewing.

Moka Pot on top of hob brewing coffee in a kitchen

Brew Ratio: Finding Your Harmony

The brew ratio is the first step on the road to coffee perfect. Now, with a Moka Pot, we're not looking for the traditional espresso brew ratios. We're aiming for a slightly higher ratio to bring out the best in our brew.

We recommend a brew ratio of roughly 1:8 or 1:9. That means for every gram of coffee, you should be using about 8 to 9 grams of water. This will give you a strong, robust cup that maximises the flavour of the coffee.

Dose: The Coffee Alchemy

Now, let's talk about dose. This is where the magic happens. The amount of coffee you use will greatly impact the taste and strength of your brew. With a Pezzetti Moka Pot, it's all about finding the right dose that suits your taste buds.

For a standard-sized Moka Pot (3 cups), we suggest starting with a dose of around 15 to 18 grams of coffee. This might vary depending on your personal preference and the size of your Moka Pot, so don't be afraid to experiment. Remember, coffee is all about trial and error.

Coffee ground in the bottom of a Moka Pot

Grind Size: The Final Part of the Puzzle

With a Moka Pot, you want a grind that's finer than what you'd use for a drip coffee maker but not as fine as what you'd use for an espresso machine. We're aiming for a medium-fine grind that resembles sand.

If your grind is too coarse, the water will flow through the coffee too quickly, resulting in a weak and under-extracted brew. Too fine, the water will struggle to pass through the coffee, leading to a bitter and over-extracted mess.

So, grab your grinder and adjust it until you find that sweet spot. Aim for a grind size that allows the water to flow steadily through the coffee, taking around 4 to 5 minutes to complete the brewing process.

Step-By-Step Guide:

  • Fill the lower chamber of your Pezzetti Moka Pot with water up to the safety valve level. 
  • Insert the funnel and fill it with your freshly ground coffee, levelling it off without tamping. Screw on the top chamber securely.
  • Place your Moka Pot on low to medium heat and let the magic happen. As the water heats up, it will create pressure, forcing the water to pass through the coffee grounds and into the top chamber. Keep an eye on it and remove it from the heat once you hear that glorious gurgling sound.Pour the coffee into your favourite mug, take a moment to appreciate the aroma, and savour every sip. This is your moment of caffeinated bliss, my friend.

Best Coffee For Moka Pots:

Best coffees for Moka Pots tend to be medium-dark roast with plenty of chocolatey and nutty flavours in the cup. For our brew we’re using our bestselling Arnhem.   


Pezzetti Moka Pot

Coffee grinder

Coffee scales


Coffee: 15-18g (select stove top/home espresso for pre-gorund)

Water: Fill to valve