Fans of the moka part are in the minority, and there are likely a few reasons why. A moka pot is like a simpler, more streamlined espresso maker that brews a strong, bold cup of coffee in minutes, all with a small, portable machine. The moka pot has its advantages, not the least of which is its chic aesthetic, which is likely why this method went viral. Still, our survey proves that just because something is popular on social media doesn’t mean it beats the tried and true.
The moka pot likely ranked so low because it requires a bit more focus and measuring than other methods. It’s clear simplicity is a factor since the moka pot requires measuring coffee and water each time as opposed to the Keurig. You also need the stove to use your moka pot, which makes on-the-go brewing out of the question while also adding more steps to the process. Lastly, the moka pot can be more difficult to clean, which might dissuade some. Ultimately, the French press is quicker, more convenient, and tends to produce a more flavorful cup than the moka pot.