About the Brikka

The Bialetti Brikka is capable of delivering espresso-style shots without an expensive espresso machine. While it lacks the pressure generated by an espresso maker, it makes up in ingenuity.

The Brikka uses a weight on top of the pipe which generates extra pressure inside the pot. This extra pressure and heat ends up delivering a shot that has visible, delicious, golden crema, similar to what you get on an espresso machine. 

The Brikka is a twist on the classic Moka Pot, and this step by step guide is sure to help you get a fantastic shot, every time, regardless of what type of Moka pot you have.

Why Don't You Give It A Shot? (Amazon Link):

Bialetti Brikka Moka Pot Coffee Maker - 2 Cups

Image of Bialetti Brikka disassembled, next to a gas stove.

STEP 1: GET THE ESSENTIALS

- Syzygy Specialty Coffee

- Moka Pot (like the Bialetti Brikka)

- Kettle with Warm Water

Image of coffee gorunds on the left, next to whole beans on the right.

STEP 2: THE RIGHT GRIND

Grind your Syzygy Specialty Coffee finer than pour-over coffee, but coarser than traditional espresso. 

Image of disassembled Brikka, where warm water is being poured on the top chamber in order to measure the right amount of water.

STEP 3: MEASURE THE WATER

The top chamber will have a marking that shows how much water should be poured. If it doesn't, simply make sure to fill the bottom chamber with water just below the valve.

Warm water from the top Brikka chamber being poured on the bottom boiler of the Brikka coffee maker.

STEP 4: POUR ON THE BOTTOM CHAMBER

Pour the warm water into the bottom chamber. The water level should be just below the valve (the valve is the hexagonal washer on the bottom chamber). 

The Brikka's funnel being placed inside the bottom part of the Brikka.

STEP 5: PLACE THE FUNNEL

Place the funnel on the bottom chamber. It should fit perfectly and flush.

Coffee inside the basket being flattened out using an Aeropress stirrer.

STEP 6: DON'T TAMP IT, LEVEL IT

Add the coffee into the funnel and tap the bottom on a hard surface to settle the grounds. Use the back of a knife to level the coffee. Never tamp the coffee!

The Bialetti Brikka coffee maker being assembled, put together.

STEP 7: SEAL THE DEAL

Make sure the rim is completely clean and free of coffee - this could prevent you from getting a perfect seal. Screw the upper chamber to the bottom chamber tightly.

Bialetti Coffee maker image, shot from above, showing coffee being brewed.

STEP 8: HEAT IT UP

Set the heat to medium. Once the coffee starts brewing, turn the stove off. The residual heat will be enough to finish the brew. Leaving it on the stove could burn the coffee. 

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Coffee from a Bialetti Brikka being into a. black coffee mug

STEP 9: SERVE AND ENJOY!

Immediately after it finishes brewing, pour the coffee onto a warm mug. Add steamed milk for a cappuccino or latte, water for an Americano, or drink straight.

Enjoy!

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