When the morning is frantic, and I need a cup of coffee before heading out of the door, I run to my Bialetti Moka Pot. Simple to use, quick, and easy, it's the best way to make coffee quickly. It's been a welcome addition to the kitchen as a busy student. I have used the infamous Keurig machine, but I guarantee you, this espresso machine is so good it makes the espresso taste like a mocha without the addition of chocolate!
Bit of trivia for you, lovelies:
Keurig has sold 20 million machines. Bialetti has 10 fold more sales than Keurig.
Step 1. Fill the bottom of the Moka Pot with water.
Note: You will want to fill the bottom up until the safety valve.
Step 2. Add espresso to the filter basket.
Note: I like to press down the espresso with the back of a spoon. Everyone has a personal favourite espresso. I enjoy Lavazza Qualita Oro.
Step 3. Screw the top portion of the pot and place on a medium-hot element.
Note: Make sure to seal well, as you do not want the water to escape from the bottom of the pot during the heating process.
Step 4. While the Moka Pot is boiling, prepare a cup with a mild amount of half & half cream and 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar.
Note: I do this to prevent curdling of the cream.
Step 5. When the pot starts gurgling, wait about 20 seconds before removing it from the element.
Note: The longer the pot is left on the element, the more burned the coffee will taste.
Step 6. Combine the coffee with your prepared cream/sugar mixture.
Note: Make sure to taste the coffee and adjust the cream:sugar ratio as needed.
Step 7. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I have not been endorsed to advertise any of the products mentioned. Additionally, while the sunflowers are a lovely touch, they are not necessary to make good coffee :)
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