What is a Moka Pot?
The Moka Pot makes small, concentrated cups of coffee. The Moka pot brewing process uses boiling water to force steam through the coffee grounds, so the coffee bubbles up into the pot versus percolating down like in brewed coffee.
The simple Moka pot brews rich, deep flavoured coffee. Coffee coming out of the Moka pot is typically 2-3 times as concentrated as a regular filter. It’s intense, it’s bold, and it has a full body. It isn’t quite as strong as espresso because it lacks crema; however, Moka pot coffee can still be balanced, well rounded, and sweet like espresso.
See our suggestions below for the best Moka based coffees
Colombian Jazz Speciality Coffee£5.20 – £21.50 — or subscribe and save 10%
Our most popular award winning coffee. Ethically sourced Colombian coffee beans with rich chocolate and caramel notes and a pleasant cherry acidity.
Low Caffeine Award Winning Coffee£6.00 – £25.00 — or subscribe and save 10%
With 50% decaf beans, this is a perfect ‘go to’ late afternoon coffee. Enjoy a full bodied mouth feel with smooth, sweet undertones and a bright finish.
Roaster’s Choice Speciality Coffee£3.20 – £24.90 — or subscribe and save 10%
A surprise delivery consisting of the very best of what is roasted this week. Subscribe to enjoy a range of speciality coffees, a different one each time.
Nicaraguan Jinotega Organic Coffee£6.20 – £25.00 — or subscribe and save 10%
A beautiful medium bodied organic & Fair Trade coffee with a sweet honey finish. Carefully roasted to bring out the delicious apricot notes throughout.
Costa Rican Tres Nubes Speciality Coffee£6.70 – £27.80 — or subscribe and save 10%
These beautiful Costa Rican coffee beans are very versatile. A rich chocolatey coffee with mandarin notes, it works well with all espresso based drinks.
On The Rocks Coffee£6.89 – £28.80 — or subscribe and save 10%
Whiskey infused coffee beans! Our On The Rocks Coffee takes a single origin bean and a single malt oak barrel aged whiskey and brings them together in perfect harmony.
House Blend Speciality Coffee£6.00 – £25.00 — or subscribe and save 10%
A beautiful bespoke blend consisting of the very best of South American single origin coffee beans. Rich and sweet, with nutty notes. A proven favourite!
Honduran Guara Roja Speciality Coffee£5.90 – £24.30 — or subscribe and save 10%
Honduran Guara Roja is a red honey processed coffee. A delicious mix of sweet & bright acidity with a juicy flavor that stands out with a complex aftertaste.Guara Roja is a red honey process Speciality co
Peruvian Lima Coffee£6.90 – £28.70 — or subscribe and save 10%
This beautiful Fair Trade and Organic Peruvian coffee is brought to us by Rony Lavan of award winning Lima coffees. A clean, sweet milk chocolate coffee with toffee and lemon flavours. Recommended!
Indonesian Old Brown Java Coffee£6.40 – £26.70 — or subscribe and save 10%
A red honey processed coffee that comes with a kick. A delicious combination of sweetness balanced acidity, and dark chocolate notes with hints of almond.
Kenyan Jowam Coffee£8.45 – £35.85 — or subscribe and save 10%
The perfect example of what the origin should be. Rounded body, creamy yet substantial acidity, delicately floral with lemon zest and blackcurrant notes.
Burundi Mutambu Coffee£8.45 – £38.85 — or subscribe and save 10%
This truly stunning Mutambu coffee bean is from Burundi where ideal conditions produce beautifully bright and sweet coffees. Enjoy notes of caramel, berries & nectarine.
What are the Perfect Coffee Beans for Moka Pot Brewing?
In the past, Moka pots have had an undeserved reputation for creating bitter tasting coffee, however, it’s all about choosing a suitable coffee bean and preparing it appropriately. Moka pots are sometimes known as stovetop espresso machines, this is because it produces a concentrated coffee which is identical to a shot of espresso. Because of this, the same levels of roast work well in both espresso machines and Moka pots. Often, this means a medium roast and a bean with flavour notes you enjoy. A medium or dark roast tends to bring out rich flavour profiles of toasted nuts, chocolate, heavy body and lower acidity. As the lighter roasts have high acidity, we recommend staying away due to the Moka pot often being prone to uneven extraction. Although, if you like the light and crisp flavours of a light roast, there is no reason why you shouldn’t experiment with the light roast in a Moka pot. We stock a huge range of medium roasted coffee beans that have been roasted to bring out the full flavours perfect for your Moka pot, giving you peace of mind that your coffee beans are perfect for your choice of brewing method.
What is the Ideal Grind Size for Moka Pot?
The optimal grind size for a Moka pot is a very fine grind. A fine coffee grind is around 0.8mm. The coffee grind is an important factor in producing the perfect cup of coffee as it impacts the smoothness and flavour of the final cup.
History of the Moka Pot
An important symbol in the Italian coffee culture, the Moka pot is found in 90% of Italian homes and it is a popular way of making coffee at home across Southern Europe. The Moka pot was invented in 1933 by an Italian engineer called Alfonso Bialetti. He transformed di Ponti’s ‘Moka Express’ which was a pressure-driven stove-top coffee brewer into one of the most famous coffee brewers in the world.