As some of might have noticed I like coffee, I mean I REALLY REALLY like coffee and I hope you will join me in a loud birthday cheer as the mighty Moka Pot is 80 years old this year.
I own several but my oldest and smallest one is my favourite and it was purchased in Sicily in 1996 for a handful of euros, it has followed me around the globe spreading coffee love at every stop ever since
The Moka Pot was invented by Luigi De Ponti in 1933 while he was working for Alfonso Bialetti from Bialetti Industries and it has been produced without much change ever since and enjoyed by millions every day, in fact these days it’s considered an icon and can be viewed in design museums all over the world.
For a change I didn’t go mad with a camera in some attempt to show of my personal pot, instead I found a few photos from my collection and shared them below.
As ever I would love your comments and questions below.
If you have any photos of your pot in action I would love to see them, you can share them on twitter @brixpoul or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org