. November 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Things to do in Trieste, Italy

So my week in Trieste was mostly taken up with the 3 day Trieste Espresso Expo (which fyi, only happens once every two years so the next one will be in 2020 in case you're interested).  BTW, the Expo, while a trade show, had people there who were not in the business...students, families with strollers, etc.  The reduced entry 3 day ticket was 21 euro so a day pass without the reduced price couldn't have been more than 10 euro. 

Things to do in Trieste - Miramare Castle

Friday, November 23, 2018

The "La Cupola" By Alessi Will Brighten Every Morning

More Amazing History Of Alessi Stove-Top Espresso Makers

My last post provided a brief history of Alessi that I culled from their site. Additionally:

Alessi was founded in 1921 as a “Workshop for the processing of brass and nickel silver sheet metal, with foundry”, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading “Factories of Italian design”, capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.

Alessi’s mission is now one of translating its quest for the most advanced cultural, aesthetic, design and functional quality into mass production. Alessi has been described as a “Dream Factory”, which uses its products to make people’s dreams come true, providing them with the Art and Poetry that they seek.

Alessi Stove-top Espresso Maker - Promotion

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Beautiful Alessi Pulcina Stove-Top Espresso Maker

A Quick History of Alessi Coffee Makers

Before I get going on this post about Alessi and one of their products, I think it’s important to be transparent that much of the information I’m sharing is from their website. I’m posting it here only because I found their site to be a bit busy and cluttered, despite my love of their products.

I was thinking about this quote from founder Albert Alessi:

A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.

Alessi Pulcina Stove-top Espresso Maker

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Trieste, Italy (la Città del Caffè) - Arrival and Lodging

sign for the Trieste Espresso Expo October 25 to 27 2018 with their logo

Thanks to the 2018 Trieste Espresso Expo, I now know a few things about the lovely city of coffee, Trieste, Italy.  Let me break it down for you fellas...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Could A Famous Stove-Top Espresso Maker Go Out Of Business?

The Bialetti Moka

Italian Bialetti Moka Stove-Top Coffee Maker At Newport Rhode Island
Moka At A Newport Beach

Yes, this blog title is a bit of click-bait, and let me tell you why. I recently read an article on Grub Street and I was drawn to the title and how alarmist it sounded: "The Maker Of The Moka Pot Could Go Out Of Business". This was the page title, but the article title was only slightly less panicky: "Italy’s Beloved Moka Pots Are in Danger of Going Extinct".

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