Espresso is a brewing method, similar to filter coffee. The beverage prepared using this method shares the same name. It is one of the oldest brewing techniques in the specialty coffee community. Espresso can be made with any coffee bean of your choice, much like espresso and filter coffee methods. The key factor here is personal preference and taste.
How does the Mokapot work?
The Mokapot works similar to a filter coffee machine, with a dedicated metal filter.
Water in the lower chamber rises, passing through the coffee bed and collecting in the upper chamber.
Unlike other methods, the flow in the Mokapot goes against gravity.
How does this happen?
The upward movement of water in spite of gravity is based on two simple principles that you're probably familiar with,
even if you're not good with physics:
When you place the Mokapot on the stove, the heat energy you provide raises the temperature of the water in the lower chamber.
This increase in temperature leads to a higher rate of evaporation and an increase in the number of water molecules with greater kinetic energy.
As the steam cannot escape from the lower chamber, it accumulates between the water surface and the coffee chamber.
Due to the rising temperature, the air inside the Mokapot needs to expand.
However, since the Mokapot is not made of a flexible material, its volume remains constant.
As a result, the non-expandable air starts to compress, leading to an increase in pressure.
Once the pressure reaches a sufficient level, it forces the water upward, allowing the brewing process to occur.
To begin, it's important to use hot water so that it reaches the ideal temperature when it comes into contact with the coffee. This step is crucial!
Another key point is to end the brewing process quickly when the water in the lower chamber is almost empty.
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Important tips to remember!
Select the correct size Mokapot based on the desired amount of coffee. Insufficient coffee and/or water may result in improper brewing.
Replace the gasket every 12 months or as needed, considering its wear and tear due to usage and cleanliness.
Ensure that the water level does not exceed the safety valve for safe operation.
If you're using a stainless steel Mokapot, avoid washing it in the dishwasher. Instead, use a mild dishwashing liquid and a soft sponge for cleaning.
Fill the coffee hopper with finely ground coffee, similar in size to sugar granules. Gently shake or use your finger to level the coffee without pressing it.2
Add hot water to the lower chamber, filling it just below the safety valve.
Assemble the Mokapot and place it on the stove, being careful not to burn yourself.4
Keep the lid open and heat on low-medium until the coffee starts flowing.
Once the flow begins, reduce the heat to low.6
Aim for a smooth and continuous flow, adjusting the heat as needed based on your stove's performance.
Towards the end of the flow, the liquid volume will decrease, and the sound will change. Remove the Mokapot from the stove and wrap it in a wet towel to stop the brewing process. This prevents excessive contact of hot water and steam with the coffee, and helps avoid the coffee becoming bitter.6
Your coffee is now ready to be enjoyed.