A visual guide to the Moka Pot aka stovetop espresso
Fill the bottom chamber of the Venus or Moka Pot with water just off the boil up to the bottom pressure release valve.
Fill the Venus or Moka Pot filter basket* to the top with coffee and gently level off without compressing the grounds.
* Note: You cannot 1/2 fill the basket or brew a 1/2 batch
Place the filter basket into the bottom chamber.
Screw the top and the bottom chambers of the Venus or Moka Pot together carefully.
* Caution: the bottom compartment will be hot so take care.
Place the Venus or Moka Pot on a stove plate or gas burner with a heat at about 75% or a flame just big enough to cover the base.
Pressure built up by the steam allows the extraction to occur. The water from the bottom chamber will make its way to the top chamber, passing through the coffee grounds.
When you hear a hissing, bubbling sound, the extraction is done, this should take about 2 min.
Remove from the heat source quickly, in order to not over extract the brew.