Moka pot, deconstructed
Adding the water
Unscrew the Moka pot and fill the bottom chamber with your heated water, just to where the little ridges start on the inside of the pot.
Adding the coffee
(These little guys can't quite handle the pressure that compressing the grounds creates.)
Assemble the pot
Start the brew
Similarly, if the coffee is too fine, the water will not be able to pass through the filter, and you run the risk of building up too much pressure in the pot. Finding the perfect grind requires a little trial and error.
Finished and delicious
Pour and enjoy immediately. (Well, maybe blow on the cup a little first—that stuff is hot!)