The Stovetop Espresso or 'caffettiera' is an excellent method for brewing espresso-like coffee at home. It simply forces the natural oils out of the coffee grounds, which produces a richer flavour and aroma. Some people claim this style of coffee is too bitter. However, when properly brewed, it results in a delicious, well-balanced coffee that many people crave. Don't be dissuaded if you don't get it perfect right away - it can take a few tries to get the hang of it!
Step 1: Fill the base with water
Fill the base of the percolator with cold water.
Step 2: Add freshly fine-ground coffee
Step 3: Attach the base and top
Attach the base and top and screw together until hand tight. Then, place on a medium-low heat.
Step 4: Listen for the characteristic gurgle
Listen for the characteristic gurgle which is a sign that the coffee is ready.
Remove it from the heat when you hear this so it doesn't dry boil.