In 1933, an Italian engineer named Alfonso Bialetti began manufacturing Luigi De Ponti's patented invention, the Moka Express stovetop espresso maker. It revolutionized coffee for everyday Italians, enabling them to prepare espresso at home instead of having to head to a cafe. Its elegant octagonal design has been an icon of style since the 1950's, with examples on exhibit around the world at places like the Science Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art right here in NYC.
There's a reason the Moka Express has been on the market for nearly 80 years and is the world's best selling coffee maker! It's perfect for espresso lovers with small kitchens, or campers and travelers, or anybody who wants an effective, attractive espresso maker at a fraction of the cost of the electrics. Find the size that's right for you, and for a small investment you can easily make teriffic espresso right in your kitchen.
Makes about 4 shots of espresso
Uses coarse ground coffee
Hand wash with water