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Italy’s Iconic Moka Coffee Pots At Risk Of Extinction

From www.thelocal.it

Since the 1930s, the moka coffee pot’s bubbling sound and strong brew have been a part of the morning ritual in millions of homes across Italy.

But now the classic moka pot, an icon of Italian design, could be at risk of disappearing from Italian kitchens altogether.

Its makers, Bialetti, warned on Friday of possible bankruptcy after years of struggling against a difficult economy and fierce competition from coffee shops and modern capsule machines.

The Bialetti group announced in a press release that it will be undergoing restructuring to address a 68 million Euro debt, and said there are “doubts over its continuity.”

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