How to clean the Moka, practical advice

How to clean the Moka, a question that you will surely have asked yourself at least once. Here are some practical tips.

Mokito 's useful advice to clean the Moka and dispel the doubts that the various "grandmother's sayings" have created. So how to wash the moka coffee maker? Let's start by answering the question " whether the Moka is to be washed or not ". It certainly needs to be washed , because the coffee residues left in the moka after extraction tend to oxidize and go rancid. These coffee residues, if not eliminated, would leave bitterness and rancidness to our drink. Two flaws that we certainly would never want to have in the cup of our favorite coffee. Therefore, only by keeping our moka as clean as possible will we allow our blend to best release its aromas and taste .

How to wash the Moka

The moka must therefore be cleaned each time it is used with degreasing products , preferably natural and odorless , to prevent the scent of the soap from being carried into the coffee. So no perfumed and aggressive soaps for dishes and if we don't have a natural product then even just hot water and a little elbow grease may be enough. After eliminating all traces of the oils left after extraction, it is very important to let the open moka dry without closing it. In this way we will not risk excessive humidity and therefore mold forming inside.

If, after having thoroughly cleaned the upper part of the Moka where the extracted liquid remains before pouring it and moving on to cleaning the filter, we find some clogged holes, we can use a brush to clean them and make them functional again for extraction.

At this point our moka is ready and especially clean to extract our coffee at its best , whether it's a 100% Arabica or a blend, for it to be excellent it's important to choose one of the Mokito blends !


Mokito premiata dalla Guida del Camaleonte: doppio riconoscimento per l’eccellenza dei suoi prodotti e per la sua storia e tradizione
Nel corso della recente presentazione della Guida del Camaleonte 2023/2024 dedicata al mondo del caffè, la rinomata torrefazione Mokito ha ricevuto un primo riconoscimento nella categoria Espresso per la sua pregiata miscela monorigine proveniente dall'India nella, dimostrando così nuovamente il...
How the Private Label Service Works: Features and Advantages
Companies often aspire to market coffee under their brand without managing an in-house roasting process. The Private Label service offers an effective solution to this need. Private Label: What Is It? The concept of Private Label refers to a service...
Mokito is the main sponsor of Lags Battle Italy 2023
In the charming setting of the Coffee Village within Host Milano, "Lags" (Latte Art Grading System) stands out as one of the most prestigious circuits in the world of latte art competitions. This circuit, known in over 50 countries, has...
View all News