If you're a true coffee lover, you know that there's nothing quite like a perfectly crafted latte to start your day off right. A moka pot is an essential item to create that delicious and creamy latte right in your own kitchen.
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This type of stovetop espresso maker was made in the 1930s and has been put to the test over the years, and has always reigned supreme. Instead of having to purchase an overpriced espresso machine, all you're going to need is a moka pot, some ground coffee, water, milk (or cream), and perhaps some optional flavoring such as vanilla extract or cinnamon.
We're going to provide you a few important tips before we get started on the crafting process. To start, you're going to want to make sure your coffee grind size is correct. If your coffee is too coarse, it will taste bitter and watery. If it's too fine, it won't extract enough flavor from the beans.
Secondly, you must make sure the moka pot is sealed properly. Make sure that there aren't any gaps between where your grounds are sitting and where they meet up with water in your pot, as this can cause leaks.
Finally, don't overfill your moka pot. Be sure to only fill the pot about 2/3 full when making espresso shots for latte art purposes; otherwise, you'll end up with more foam than milk.
With that being said, let's jump straight into the process.
1. Grind the coffee
2. Fill the Moka Pot with water and place it on your stovetop burner
3. Boil the water in the Moka Pot until it reaches a rolling boil, then turn off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes (this will help prevent scalding)
4. Make milk foam by adding 1/2 cup of milk to a mug or small bowl and frothing it with a milk frother. (if you don't want to make foam, skip this step)
5. Pour hot coffee into cups over ice cubes if desired; add frothed milk to each cup; stir well before drinking!