22 Feb '16, 1pm

Renato Bialetti, who brought the Moka coffee maker to the world, dies at 93

Renato Bialetti, who brought the Moka coffee maker to the world, dies at 93

Almost every time we write about coffee pods there is a mention of "our beloved Bialetti Moka" as the better alternative. Melissa described it: Designed by Luigi di Ponti in 1933, the Moka Pot is produced by Bialetti and is of such classic design and style that it might make you happy just to see it on your stove. The aluminum, pressure-driven stove-top coffee brewer is one of the most popular in the world, and with good reason. It is simple, stylish, requires nothing but water, coffee and heat, and makes a fine cup of coffee with a nice kick. It turns out to be multifunctional too; Renata Bialetti, who had run the company since 1946, died recently and had his ashes interred in one. © Bialetti Renato was the son of Alphonso Bialetti, who the New York Times credits with designing the Moka, but who actually appears to have been a metal machinist who put it into production. R...

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