All posts tagged: how to clean a moka

Coffee: A Manual

The third and final instalment of Dom’s Treatise on Coffee: The Manual – your guide to becoming a moka pot pro.  Last time I shared some of the reasons why I often reach for the moka pot when making coffee at home. Done right, it can get you damn close to a shot pulled for you in an a bar, and open up a world of delicious espresso-based drinks right in your own home. Done wrong it can end up a disappointedly bitter affair. Here are some tips for achieving a consistently delicious shot: For god’s sake keep it clean – I can understand why so many people believe the myth that you don’t need to clean a moka pot. It fits with that logic that you have to season cast iron, or that you should purchase a second hand wok if you can. You don’t want a seasoned moka pot. No soap needed, and you shouldn’t need to scrub it. But you do need to take it apart completely after each use, that means Read More