A Stove-Top uses the pressure method of brewing coffee, whereby water under high-pressure is passed through a bed of ground coffee to extract the flavour.
This method has a number of perceived disadvantages over the other, more popular, pressure method - Espresso. The primary one being that the water gets so hot that it tends to draw out the more undesirable characteristics of even the best coffee.
As the Stove-Top utilises the pressure method of brewing, there is no filter.
A fine ground coffee will work best for this method
- Grind 20g coffee per 100ml of water just before brewing begins (although the design of the device tends to limit you to both the amount of coffee and water required)
- Boil a kettle of fresh water
- Fill the reservoir section of the Stove-Top with the boiled water
- Place the coffee grinds in the basket and locate in the reservoir
- Carefully assemble the rest of the machine, ensure that all parts are present, correct, and in good working order
- Place the Stove-Top on a medium heat – you want to try to brew as slowly as possible and this tends to mean less heat is needed
- Once the Stove-Top makes its characteristic whistling noise, that's your cue to stop
- Rinse the base of the brewer under cold water to reduce pressure in the device
- Pour your coffee and enjoy