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The moka pot: how it works and how to use it

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Torino, Italy

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January 29th at 19:00 in your time zone

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Invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, the Moka made domestic coffee consumption a reality.

The Moka pot has a water chamber below, a funnel-shaped filter for the coffee and an upper chamber which collects the brewed coffee. Making a good coffee that brings out the fruity, aromatic qualities of Arabica or the spiced, chocolatey notes of Robusta is simple, but there are a few tricks to know.

For example: the coffee shouldn’t be pressed down inside the Moka; and it should be stored in a dry, dark place, far from heat and humidity; the amount of ground coffee per cup is 7 grams; and of course the water makes a difference too: it’s better to use bottled water with low mineral content; this ensures that it can extract all the goodness of the coffee and won’t affect the taste in the cup. With a little care you’ll be brewing homemade coffee to the highest standard!

How It’s Made is a new format for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020. They are accessible for free on this site! This episode was produced by Lavazza.

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