Stove Top Coffee Maker Gift Set
The Adams and Russell stove top gift set is the perfect gift for any coffee lover. Try making your morning coffee in true Italian style and we can guarantee you’ll never want to go back to instant!
Our premium stove top gift set is made from high quality stainless steel. This is not only going to give you great results in your coffee, but will also last you a lot longer than others on the market that are made from cheap metal.
Here is a quick guide to all things stove top, including how to use one, the advantages of it and where it originated.
How to Use a Stove Top Espresso Maker
- Remove the top part and filter funnel from the bottom of espresso maker.
- Fill the bottom part with fresh boiling water.
- Fill the filter funnel with fresh ground coffee.
- Put the filter funnel back into the bottom part.
- Screw the top part back onto the bottom part.
- Place espresso maker onto lit stove.
- Remove from stove as soon as the top part is filled with coffee, but take caution as it will be very hot.
How your Stove Top Coffee Maker Works
It is hard to imagine how it all works without seeing it visually, so this animation is a great way to help you understand how your delicious drink is being made.
This animation is by Alborzagros – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Tips for Using your Stove Top Espresso Maker
- Using boiling water rather than cold as apparently when the coffee spends a lot of time getting hot before the water hits this can degrade the flavour. This will also save you a lot of time as your water will boil a lot quicker in an electric kettle.
- Remove the pot from the heat as soon as the thick part of the coffee has come out. Watch with the top of pot open, and as soon as the first syrupy swirls of coffee flow down the outside of the chimney, put your stove on the lowest heat setting. Then, as soon as the rest of the liquid becomes pale, take it off the heat completely.
- Use high quality fresh coffee. This really does make all the difference. With many shops selling it when it is not fresh and weeks past roasting time, this will give an inferior taste to freshly roasted beans. At Adams and Russell our coffee is always fresh and we roast the beans ourselves.
Advantages of a Stove Top Espresso Maker and Where it Originated
The first stove top espresso maker was patented as a Moka pot in 1933 by the Italian inventor Luigi De Ponti. The advantages of this design are:
- Makes a very rich, thick espresso
- Metal body helps to retain heat
- Very easy to clean
Cleaning your Stove Top Espresso Maker
Leaf writes a great in depth article on how to clean your device, and we have summarised it for you below:
- Take it all apart.
- Mix 1 part baking soda with 2 parts water, which should be a liquid and not a paste.
- Scrub the inside with this solution and a soft sponge. Use a narrow brush for inside of the funnel.
- Rinse with clean water and allow to completely air dry before re-assembling.