How to make mesquite using a Moka Pot

WHAT YOU NEED:

34g Mesquite (for 6 cup moka pot)

1.25c Water

DIRECTIONS:

Fill basket 3/4 full, place on medium-high heat, and allow to percolate.

Step-by-step

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Enough Mesquite to fill moka pot basket
  • Enough water to fill up to safety valve

1

Fill the bottom chamber of your Moka Pot with water up to the safety valve

2

Fill the basket with mesquite until it’s about 3/4 of the way full. Feel free to play with the mesquite to water ratio according to your preferences.

3

Assemble the Moka Pot, placing the basket into the bottom chamber.

4

Screw the top on and place on low to medium heat. As the water heats it will brew concentrated, espresso-strength mesquite. Keep an eye on the top chamber.

5

Once the top chamber is full and mesquite is no longer coming out of the spout, your Kamana is ready. 

6

Prepare as a latte, americano, or your other favorite espresso-style drink, and enjoy!

Other ways to make mesquite

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French Press

Depending on desired strength, put 3-4 heaping tablespoons of grounds into the French Press. Pour 1.5c of hot water over and let steep for 3 minutes. Plunge and serve.

French Press

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Espresso Machine

Fill portafilter with 1.5 tblsp of grounds (roughly 3/4 full). Do not tamp. Extract espresso like normal.

Espresso Machine

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ChemEx

Place filter into ChemEx and fill with 1 tablespoon of grounds per 5oz cup of mesquite.

ChemEx

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Pour Over

Place mesquite in filter (according to desired strength). Pour hot water in spiral motion. Allow to brew.

Pour Over

For the mesquite aficionado

GROUNDS WEIGHT WATER/EXTRACTION AMOUNT WATER TEMPERATURE BREWING OR EXTRACTION TIME
Espresso Machine
Single
8g 1oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
Espresso Machine
Double
15g 2oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
French Press
Plunger
26-34g 12oz 200°F 4 min
Moka Pot
3 cup
17g 5oz 200°F or Room Temp Until complete
AeroPress
14-15g 7oz 200°F 2 min 30 sec
Pour-Over
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Chemex
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Drip
50g 25oz Room temp Until complete