For reason unbeknownst to myself I've been developing this desire to explain how you do the "real" Coffee (as I see it). And here we are!
First of all, you need a "Moka" coffee pot, i.e. something like this thing:
How you do it, tricks and newbs mistakes included:
[Newb mistake] You don't get an aluminum pot. You get a stainless steel pot. (Strangely enough, aluminum will oxidize and develop stains that will alter the flavour of your coffee: never go for aluminum, get the steel.)