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Moka express. Alfonso bialetti.

original circa 1933

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Not just a clever coffee pot adding eclectic character to the kitchen stovetop, this polished-aluminum coffee pot features a unique octagon shape that was first designed in Italy in 1933 (so revolutionary that one which now sits in London’s revered Science Museum). Since its creation the Moka has become the world’s most famous coffee pot and has been cited in the Guinness Book of World Records as well as in various essential design books. The unit makes six 2-ounce espresso cups of coffee in just four to five minutes and is extremely simple to use. Just fill the lower chamber with water and the top filter with fine-ground coffee. Then place the pot on the stove and heat until the water boils. Through a pressurizing process, espresso moves to the upper chamber of the pot, ready to be served. Other highlights include a flip-up top with an easy-grip knob, a stay-cool black plastic handle, and a side-pour spout.

designer: alfonso bialetti
producer: bialetti
material: aluminum
period: 1933

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Object ID: 7014
Category/function: aluminum · entertaining · kitchen · Producer A > K

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#1 DesignApplause | Alessi. The duality 2012 preview 1. on 02.05.12 at 11:33 pm

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