The Joy of Moka Pots
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
I believe in being thoughtful about what you put into your body, and coffee is no exception. I’d rather not drink coffee at all than have drip. Yes, I’m one of those people.
My stove-top espresso maker is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I love that they come in various sizes, and I have a larger one for when guests come over.
It also makes a thoughtful and relatively inexpensive house-warming present! What better way to be remembered than fondly over a cup of freshly brewed, delicious coffee?
Making coffee on my stove-top espresso maker is as much about the ritual as it is about the flavor. I found the sound of the coffee gurgling as it brews very soothing, and I love hearing the hiss of milk as it comes to a boil. It’s a great aural reminder that soon, I’m going to be enjoying a perfect cup of coffee, made just the way I want it.
I drink mine with boiled (whole) milk, and a dash of honey.
As equally important as the espresso maker are the beans themselves.
I have a coffee grinder, and pick up whole beans at TJ Maxx. They have a really great selection – I’ve found Dallmayr on more than one occasion. I’m sentimentally attached to this brand, since it reminds me of my study abroad semester in Munich.
If you’re curious about how to use a stove-top espresso maker, here’s a great breakdown that I found:
Share your coffee rituals in the comments below!