Alessi La Cupola


Alessi Stove-top Espresso Makers


Alessi – History Redux


My last post  provided a brief history of Alessi that I culled from their site. Additionally:

Alessi was founded in 1921 as a “Workshop for the processing of brass and nickel silver sheet metal, with foundry”, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading “Factories of Italian design”, capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.

Alessi’s mission is now one of translating its quest for the most advanced cultural, aesthetic, design and functional quality into mass production. Alessi has been described as a “Dream Factory”, which uses its products to make people’s dreams come true, providing them with the Art and Poetry that they seek.


My Next Stove-top Espresso Machine


For my “Dream Factory”, once I’m given permission to purchase a new stove-top espresso machine (caffettiera), it will be La Cupola! I need to wait a little while because I currently have seven totally functional caffettiere and I don’t have a good argument for purchasing a new one. I can dream! On a related note, does anyone have any interest in buying some heavily used mokas at a discount?

Alessi’s LA CUPOLA


Alessi La Cupola Stovetop Espresso Maker
Designed in 1988 by Aldo Rossi, La Cupola was created from the desire of the designer to create a coffee pot easily available for everyone, thus gaining a lot of public success. Made of aluminum casting with plastic handles and knobs, this coffee maker is a small table architecture with a dome-shaped top, functional and at the same time beautiful to see. An icon of contemporary industrial design, with which one can prepare and serve a great coffee.

Aldo Rossi


Born in Milan (1931-1997), he is considered by many to be the greatest Italian architect of the second half of the 20th century. His life as an architect started with Gardella and Zanuso. An author of abstraction, reduction and brevitas, his severe language of primary shapes, geometrical patterns and silent evocation created some of the most intensely poetic works of architecture and design in his age.

Buy One!
La Cupola Stove-top Espresso Maker


If you have permission, unlike me, I hope you’ll consider La Cupola as a part of your next purchase. If you own one, we have the spare/replacement parts you might eventually need.

Ci Vediamo!

- Beppe

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