Moka Pot – This brewing method, also known as stove top espresso, was invented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and named after the Yemeni city, Moka. This method has a loyal following in the coffee world. We recommend the 6 cup models, which are in the $30 to $50 range. Using a Moka Pot is slightly more complicated, but it is not at all difficult once you find a rhythm. The following process will yield the equivalent of a double shot of espresso.
Steps to brew white coffee with a Moka Pot
1. Using the stove top burning, boil at least 4 ounces of water (filtered if available).
2. After the water has reached the boiling point, put 4 ounces into the bottom chamber. If you want to eyeball the amount, it is around 1/4th of the way full.
3. Place the filter basket and fill it with 15 grams of white coffee. Shakedown, so it is level. If you don’t want to weigh it out, use two heaping tablespoons of white coffee grounds.
4. Screw on the top chamber (bottom chamber will be hot) and place directly on the stove burner, change heat to medium.
5. Let the water in the bottom chamber come to a soft boil for a few minutes. Adjust the heat up or down accordingly; if it explodes upward, turn the heat down; if it is barely coming through, turn the heat up. It should be a steady, predictable stream, and you will know it is done when the Moka Pot starts to hiss. Practice makes perfect.
6. Add your white coffee shots to flavoring, milk, or water for whatever magical concoction you have dreamt up.
Poverty Bay’s White Coffee Brewing with Moka Pot rating is as follows: