All you need to do is fill the bottom with water, fill the filter basket with freshly ground coffee and put your Moka Express (or moka pot as some people call it) on the stove and within minutes you will have a rich and delicious coffee. Read below for more detailed instructions. Please note that as it is made of aluminium, this coffee maker will not work on modern induction stoves (the kind that aren't hot to the touch which are still rare in SA). For an induction-ready, stainless steel stovetop, please have a look at the Bialetti Venus. Size guide The Bialetti Moka Express comes in a variety of sizes - each cup corresponding roughly to a ~30-50ml concentrated shot and most people tend to like doubles. To make a longer drink, many people will dilute the concentrate for an Americano style coffee. When choosing your size, please bear in mind that the Bialetti stovetop will not work well when partially full, so pick a size that you'll be happy to fill completely each time. Many people will have a larger one for groups and a smaller one for solo cups of delicious coffee. Here are our recommendations in terms of number of people being brewed for: 1 person - 1/2/3 cup 2 people - 4/6 cup 3 people - 6/9 cup 4 people - 9/12 cup 5+ people - 12/18 cup Product features Makes a concentrated rich espresso-style coffee Made of highly durable aluminium - they have been known to last a lifetime Easy to clean - just rinse & wipe and allow to dry Suitable for gas or electric stoves Great for camping How to make a coffee with the Bialetti Moka Express Grind your coffee to a medium-fine grind (slightly coarser than espresso) Fill the bottom chamber with water up to the valve. Ideally this water should already be hot to avoid the coffee sitting on the stove too long but cold water works too! Place your ground coffee in the filter basket and level off. It should be full but do not tamp the coffee down - you want it loosely packed. Place the filter basket in the bottom chamber with the water and screw on the top part (don't use the plastic handle for leverage). Place the Moka Express on the stove on a medium heat Watch or listen for the coffee to start coming out (you can lift the top) Once the coffee turns light in colour or you start hearing gurgling, immediately take the Moka Express off the heat. The trick is to catch it before you overheat the coffee. Pour immediately!