Long Live Bialetti’s Amazing Stove-Top Espresso Makers!

Some History Of The Best Stove-Top Espresso Maker

It’s not an overstatement to say that the Bialetti Moka is an iconic piece of Italian coffee culture. This stove-top espresso maker, previously sold by us at Coffee In Italia, was invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and is considered so iconic that it is displayed in multiple museums as an example of modern industrial art. These coffee pots  have gained worldwide popularity with more than 300 million sold around the globe. While there are now may variations of the original, there is no denying the importance of the original by Bialetti.

Stove-Top Espresso Makers - Bialetti

What Does A Mustache Have To Do With Italian Coffee Culture

Alfonso Bialetti’s son, Renato (a.k.a.: I Baffi), died in Switzerland at the age of 93 on February 11, 2016. The caricature printed on Bialetti of a mustachioed man with his index finger in the air was modeled after him, and became the logo for the company.

One interesting note is that when Renato was buried, his ashes were put into an over-sized replica of the iconic Moka. If you read Italian, or just want to see the pictures, please take a look at this story. To me, it shows the respect all Italians have for the truly Made In Italy product and it’s creators!

Stove-Top Espresso Makers - Classic Bialetti Moka

You Should Try A Bialetti Today!

Yes, this quick history lesson has been brought to you by us here at Coffee In Italia mostly because we LOVE this product, but also because it is such an important part of Italian culture that other people who share our passions need to know about this. Try one today!

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