Surprising as it may seem, it is the Italian women’s methods that inspired the creation of the Bialetti Moka Laundry. In the 1920s, Italian women boiled linen in bins that had a pipe in the middle. Hot water would pass through this pipe, diffusing soapy water back onto the top of the wash. Looking at the soapy water and continued to rise to the surface, Alphonse Bialetti concluded that a similar method could be used to make type of espresso coffee at home. Instructions • Remove the upper part of your mocha pot by unscrewing it. • Remove the filter basket. • Fill the bottom tank with water just below the pressure relief valve. • Grind your coffee in a mill. It will take a bit of experimentation to find out what type of grind you prefer. To begin, use a finer grind than the one used for a drip coffee machine. • Replace the filter basket and fill with the ground coffee. • Screw the top of the mocha back onto the base. • Place the pot on low to medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat when you hear a spray sound that indicates the end of the preparation. Tips & Warnings Clean your mocha pot before using it and clean your pot after each use.