How To Use A Stovetop Espresso Maker
The kitchen is the crucial place for any human being. Today, I am going to discuss step by step on how to use a stovetop espresso maker.
A stovetop espresso maker basically was introduced by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 in Italy. It is nevertheless referred to as the Italian coffee maker or also the Moka pot. These makers are basically popular in Latin America and Europe in the making of stovetop espresso coffee.
Espresso is a term used to refer to ‘fine coffee’ hence the reason as to why the stovetop maker is popular in the above-mentioned countries. This maker has great and high-quality values in safety and productivity. Not forgetting the high-quality coffee percolator which generally withstands great water pressure in the brewing processes development.
Now that I have introduced you to the stovetop espresso maker, I would like to show you how this kitchen equipment really works. I am sure most of you by now are wondering how does this equipment really operates. Let’s jump into it.
How does the stovetop espresso maker work?
Below are the steps you need to know when using a stovetop maker
- First, disassemble the stovetop espresso maker
A coffee percolator basically contains 3 main parts. The bottom chamber, the coffee grinds funnel holding chamber and finally the top chamber which holds brewed coffee. After disassembly of the maker, check the silicone seal located in the bottom chamber to ensure it is available and free. For a perfect seal, it should be in good condition.
- Add a safety filtered water valve on top of the valve
After that above step, add filtered water within the bottom chamber of the maker. On the chamber there is alignment. As you pour you water inside, check for the safety value. This value determines the thickness and quality of the coffee being prepared. NB: ensure no water is above the safety value. This value basically is for pressure release during coffee brewing.
- On the filter funnel, add fine grounded coffee
Once that is done, add some amount of fine grounded coffee into the filter funnel. Note that, the filter and the grinds should be in the same level. This basically is to allow water movement between the filter and the bottom chamber of the maker. If the two aren’t on same level, then the maker is on unsafe condition and this can lead to unexpected and unsafe conditions.
- Re-assemble your stovetop maker
Afterwards, reassemble the maker and inspect to make sure everything is perfect.
- Introduce a stove top under low heat
Once the re-assemble is done, place it on a heater and wait for some minutes.
- Once coffee brewing has started, turn down the intensity of heating
This step is important since it determines the quality and taste of the coffee being prepared. So once brewing has begun, turn down the heating intensity.
- You coffee is now ready!
Once brewing is done, your coffee is ready for consumption.
They say experience is the best teacher for any perfection required. As for me, the above steps I did them practically till the coffee was ready for consumption. Do you really need some fine and tasty coffee? Then the stovetop espresso maker gives you all the requirement, taste and experience you want when it comes to coffee making.