Your chosen Caffetiera. We like the original aluminium Bialetti variants
Enough freshly ground coffee- not quite espresso fine to fill the central filter
Fill the lower chamber with fresh water
Completely fill the central filter chamber with freshly ground coffee- no need to tamp
Twist the top and bottom chambers together until a tight seal is made (don’t use the handle). Failure to secure the two chambers fully could result in a failed brew and potential mess!
Place the caffetiera on your heat source over very low heat. (optional- add a little cold water to the top chamber or wrap it with a cold towel. We have even experimented with an ice cube! Overheating is the enemy of great coffee)
When the coffee starts brewing, lower the heat to absolute minimum and as soon as you hear some noise, turn the heat off entirely.
Serve and enjoy!
Allow your stovetop espresso maker time to cool before you break it down for cleaning. You don’t want to burn yourself.