Viva Bialetti!




Background


It’s not an overstatement to say that the Bialetti Moka is an iconic piece of Italian culture. This stove-top espresso maker, sold by Coffee In Italia, was invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and is considered so iconic that it is displayed in multiple museums as an example of modern industrial art. These coffee pots  have gained worldwide popularity with more than 300 million sold around the globe. While there are now may variations of the original, some of which can be found on our site, there is no denying the importance of the original by Bialetti.

Classic Bialetti Moka

I Baffi


Alfonso’s son, Renato (a.k.a.: I Baffi), died in Switzerland at the age of 93 on February 11, 2016. The caricature printed on Bialetti of a mustachioed man with his index finger in the air was modeled after him, and became the logo for the company.

One interesting note is that when Renato was buried, his ashes were put into an over-sized replica of the iconic Moka. If you read Italian, or just want to see the pictures, please take a look at this story. To me, it shows the respect all Italians have for the truly Made In Italy product and it’s creators!

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Yes, this quick history lesson has been brought to you by Coffee In Italia mostly because we LOVE this product, but also because we have an October Sale on Bialetti Stove-top Espresso machines. Simply use the coupon code: BialettiOct10 and receive a 10% discount on your next Bialetti purchase.

Ci Vediamo!

- Beppe

Bialetti October Sale at coffeeinitalia.com
October Bialetti Sale

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