Archive for October, 2011

My Moka Coffee Pots

October 14, 2011

The Moka Coffee Pot was first patented by Luigi De Ponti, an Italian inventor, for Alfonso Bialetti in 1933.

My new coffee pots.

A moka pot is a type of coffee maker ubiquitous in Italy, but not very popular in the U.S.. Mostly called a macchinetta (little machine) by Italians, this stovetop device makes a very strong brew somewhat akin to espresso. A moka pot works by the same principle as an espresso machine – pressure builds up to push water through a compact “puck” of coffee – the resulting coffee has its own distinctive qualities. (more…)