DESIGN CLASSICS. CLASSIC SHAPES
With over 300 million units sold, the Bialetti Moka Express is the best-selling espresso maker in the world, and its enormous popularity has even earned the flagship of Italian design a place in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the 1930s, Alfonso Bialetti invented the octagonal Moka Express, which brought authentic coffee enjoyment to Italian households. His son Renato helped this groundbreaking invention achieve worldwide fame through clever marketing. It is also he who can be seen as a little man with an impressive moustache on the Bialetti kettles, which for decades have been made of double-turned and polished aluminum and are equipped with an ergonomic handle and patented safety valve.
KNOWLEDGE. FLAWLESS FUNCTION
“Let there be love in all eight corners!” – This seems to be the motto according to which the Moka Express is produced. The principle behind the stove is as simple as it is ingenious: the lower container is filled with water to the maximum of the valve and heated on the stove, creating steam. The pressure in the vessel increases and forces the water through the filter above, which is filled with coffee powder. Finally, the finished coffee collects in the upper container, which is used directly for pouring. If the liquid in the stove starts to bubble, pull the pot off the stove immediately, otherwise bitterness and acidity can spoil the enjoyment. When no more noise is heard, the coffee can be served.
Coffee for two cups can be prepared in the small Moka Express. There are extra compatible adapter plates for induction stoves.