Hello, Coffee People, and anyone else who may be reading this out of curiosity as to what a moka pot is! A moka pot (pronounced like “mocha”) is a coffeemaker that you use on the stove-top. The coffee gets brewed when the boiling water in the bottom portion of the pot is pressurized by steam and pushed through the filter containing ground coffee and into the top portion of the pot.
Compared to a regular coffeemaker, the moka pot makes more flavorful and stronger coffee. It takes a couple of extra steps and only makes one serving, but is definitely worth it in my opinion. I made a short tutorial video on how to use a moka pot. Check it out!
I’m currently spending a month in the small beach town of El Pescadero, which is located in Baja California Sur, about an hour northwest of Cabo San Lucas. My AirBnB rental does not have a traditional coffeemaker, but this Moka pot instead. With just a little bit of research on how to use a moka pot, my coffee has come out amazing every time I make it! So I wanted to pass along what I learned 🙂
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If you have never tried using a moka pot, I would encourage you to do so, especially if you love coffee. Once I leave Mexico and get back to Texas, I may have to look into getting a moka pot of my own.
If you have any tips or suggestions that I did not include in my video, please share!
P.S. Coffee and dessert go together sooo well. If you need some vegan dessert ideas, get you this free Plant-Based Dinner Host Guide by Species Unite. Not only does it contain my recipe for my Peanut Butter Macadamia Nut Fudge Cake, but a no-bake cheesecake and some savory recipes. It also contains movie and game ideas, tips, info, and more!