This little stove top Moka coffee pot is superb.
It is very well made and makes an excellent italian style espresso coffee, although it will only make 3 and a half to four espresso cups of coffee, not 6 as stated in the description. The maximum amount of coffee it has produced for me is 220ml.
1. put water in the bottom section (I use hot water from the kettle to speed up the time required on the stove top - note that if you do this, you will need to use an oven glove to handle the bottom section as it gets hot). DO NOT FILL ABOVE THE VENT - the machine works as a mini pressure cooker, you need that vent to be clear and clean.
2. fit the basket into the bottom section and fill with coffee (two and a half scoops). Tamp lightly.
3. screw on the jug. Make sure you screw it on well - this is important to prevent leaks.
4. put on the stove (if you have a gas stove you may need a reducer to stop it falling through the gap. I didn't need one as it fit on my small ring with no problem)
5. wait nearby until you hear it gurgle and spit. Only leave it for another 2 to 3 minutes and then remove from the heat, otherwise you will end up with nasty tasting burnt coffee!
6. pour into espresso cups and enjoy!
7. When cool, empty coffee grounds and rinse with water. Don't wash it, as the build up of oils from the coffee will stop your coffee tasting metallic, but do make sure that the vent is clean and clear.