Fill the bottom half of your Moka pot with freshly boiled water up to the release valve.
Place the ground coffee into the pot’s filter basket. Give it a gentle shake to settle the grounds evenly. Remove any ground coffee that is on the lip of the filter for a good seal. Place the filter into the bottom compartment.
Screw on the top piece of the Moka Pot. Use caution as the bottom half will be hot.
Place the pot on a stove that is set to medium heat.
Once the bottom chamber starts to boil, the pressure will cause the coffee to slowly be pushed into the upper chamber. When the process is done you will hear a hissing, bubbling sound.
Take away: If the coffee explodes upward, then your water’s too hot. If it burbles lethargically, then you need to turn up your flame.