Moka Pot issues

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Postby Travelator » Jun 11, 2018, 6:43 pm


I have just started playing around with a Moka Pot and cannot get it to brew properly. Regardless of flame setting all of the grind comes up through the upper spout with the coffee. All I can seem to get is gritty black water!

I have tried different heat settings and amounts of grind. I am using a fine espresso grind. The grind comes up with the first dribbles of coffee and if I don't remove it from the heat, the entire grind comes up.



Postby MikeTheBlueCow » Jun 11, 2018, 8:03 pm

You might be missing the metal screen that goes between the grounds and the tube, which should prevent this. Also you might try a grind a bit coarser than espresso, more like right between espresso and filter grind. If that doesn't work, you could add an AeroPress filter on top of the grinds basket.


Postby Travelator » Jun 11, 2018, 10:36 pm

Haha. So simple. You are spot on, I am missing the screen that goes between the grind and the spout.

Thanks for the solution