Brew guide: Stovetop

This traditional Italian brewing method uses steam pressure to create a strong brew, similar to espresso.

A traditional Italian home coffee maker, the stovetop uses steam pressure to create a strong brew similar to espresso.

Did you know our Founder, Dean Merlo, makes his first coffee of the day each morning using a stovetop and our Espresso blend coffee?

Video guide:

Equipment

  • Stovetop
  • Fresh ground coffee
  • Gas or electric stove (not suitable for induction)

Step 1
Pour filtered water into the base of the stovetop so it sits just below the pressure release valve. Super important – do not overfill your stovetop or it can explode!

Step 2
Fill the basket to the top with ground coffee. Level off the top, so the coffee is even.

Step 3
Place the filter basket in the bottom chamber, then attach the top section.

Step 4
Place your stovetop on a gas or electric stove on a medium heat setting.

Step 5
Remove your stovetop from heat when the top chamber begins to splutter.

Step 6
Warm your cups with hot water and pour the coffee straight away.

Remember, when making coffee at home:

  • Fresh is best when it comes to coffee – we recommend buying your coffee in smaller quantities, more frequently.
  • We custom-grind for all brewing methods – just tell our staff how you make your coffee at home, or select your brewing method when you order online.
  • Use filtered water where possible.
  • Water should always be hot but not boiling, as boiling water will burn the coffee grounds. Aim for 92°c.
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