What is the Moka Pot?
The Moka Pot or as the Italians call it, it is the ‘caffettiera.’ Moka Pot is a coffeemaker that has been in the Italian household since the 1950’s. This coffeemaker was invented by Luigi De Ponti and was bought, and patented by Alfonso Bialetti. This coffee maker brings a rich Italian culture, in fact, according to some coffee enthusiasts, you will see a Moka Pot in almost all Italian houses. An Italian kitchen will not be complete without this iconic piece of houseware. This eighty-year-old coffee pot has been used in different countries. It is famous mostly in European Countries, and it became a household name Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
The Moka Pot got its aluminum design from Alfonso Bialetti, and the reason is simple. The business of Alfonso Bialetti was in the French metalwork and aluminum industry. The concept of using aluminum as the primary metal for the coffeemaker was considered an innovation during that time. Aluminum was not considered as a primary metal that you use for kitchenware. The Moka Pot brought aluminum in the limelight. During that time, a lot of people were skeptical with the Moka Pot because of some safety hazards. Since the pot was made out of aluminum, it heats up easily making it difficult for people to handle it. The Moka Pot did not diminish in terms of its popularity. Although there were new designs that were introduced in the market, the original design is still what most people are asking for. Even at present, the Moka Pot is still in the market. You can buy the new designs that were produced, or would still have the option to buy the original design. There are no known manufacturers of Moka Pot, except the company of Bialetti. If you think that this iconic piece of kitchenware is difficult to find, worry not as there are online stores that offer both foreign transactions, and delivery for the Moka Pot. This is a true testament that the Moka Pot remains not just a coffee maker, but a worthwhile piece in the coffee industry. It will be a piece of historical item that can be shared with the next generation.