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The World’s Most Famous Coffee Pot Gets A Redesign


Aside from perhaps the omnipresent Starbucks logo, the Moka pot is the most recognizable design icon in coffee. Patented in 1933 by the Italian metalsmith Alfonso Bialetti, the three-chamber, faceted, aluminum pot sits on a stove top, where pressurized steam heats in the bottom chamber, passes through the grounds in the center, and bubbles up as espresso on top. Buoyed by Italian factories that needed something new to produce following the weapon production of WWII, the Moka pot would become the best-selling coffee pot in the world, and be honored with permanent residence in the MoMA and Smithsonian. It changed the convention of drinking coffee–from something that you did out, to something you might do at home.

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