Saturday, 4 August 2012

Moka Pot: A scrumptious way to start the morning!


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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10 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I absolutely love mocha, so this would be right up my alley. :) Thanks for sharing! PS, I love the "please feed my fish" on your sidebar. My son is fascinated and keeps making me feed them! Lol.

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    1. Thanks! Oh I'm glad your son enjoys it here, I would catch myself playing with the fishes too!
      Yes, the stovetop device makes the coffee taste so rich and wonderful. Like a perfect cup of coffee!

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  2. Apart from the "endorsement" ;) -- what an enticing set of photos! Looks like a magazine spread. I am sitting here in envy, drinking my instant.

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    1. Elizabeth, your comment made my day! I would love to make you a cup one day, and have buscuits too!

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  3. i LOVE coffee. and this is definitely a great way to start a day.i should have this one day.

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    1. It definitely is! Thank you for stopping by :)

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  4. Yum! I need to stop being lazy and break out my espresso maker more often. I love making coffee this way.

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    1. Your taste buds will thank you!

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  5. Soooo awesome! I've been bugging my parents if we could get some kind of a coffee machine, but my mum says my dad and I'd drink coffee way to often if we did. XD

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