How to Make Coffee in a Moka Maker
At the beach hut I cook on a camping stove. We don’t have any electricity at the hut and no running water. It’s basic but that doesn’t mean that what cook or drink at the hut has to be basic. I like coffee to be strong and full of flavour. Don’t get me wrong I’m no coffee snob, instant has it’s place with me but the fun of making coffee on the stove top or campfire is always fun.
Coffee in a Moka Maker (makes 4 cups)
Large handful of coffee beans
Freshly boiled water
Milk to taste
First grind your beans or use a course ground coffee (fine doesn’t work here, gives a muddy taste). Then place freshly boiled water in the bottom on the moka maker to just below the steam valve (hot water ensures the coffee doesn’t overcook on the direct heat which gives an acrid heavy taste to the finished coffee). Place the filter basket on top of the water and fill with coffee grinds then screw on the top part. Place directly on a medium heat source. Once the water heats , it will start to draw up and pass through the coffee grinds into the top section just under the lid. Once filled and you no longer see any coffee coming through remove from the heat and pour.
Serve with dark, dark chocolate.
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Disclaimer: Monty Bojangles chocolates supplied two boxes of chocolates for review purposes which we ate on Fathers Day at the beach hut and judging by the empty boxes, we thought they were delicious.