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What is the Moka Pot?

Updated: Jun 24, 2021

This wildly successful creation was invented by Bialetti... EUREKA!

Bialetti Moka Pot

Creative, ingenious and a lover of good coffee, Alfonso Bialetti is in search of a way to prepare perfect coffee at home just like at the bar.


It’s 1933 when Alfonso Bialetti, watching his wife do the laundry with a “lisciveuse” (a predecessor to a washing machine), has the idea that the same system could be used to make coffee.

Not just that. The perfect machine must have a whispered sensuality and so the skirts that were fashionable at the time become an additional source of inspiration.

Thanks to his expertise in the processing of aluminium, Alfonso Bialetti invents the moka express, a revolutionary tool for brewing and serving perfect coffee at home just like at the bar.

From this formidable insight would be born a new, distinctly Italian ritual.

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An object with a typically Italian flavour comes to life, the Moka, a sublime synthesis that boasts impeccable functionality and a modern, original and naturally elegant shape.

An unmistakable octagonal silhouette, which has remained unchanged from its origins to today and has become synonymous with Bialetti itself.

An icon of Made in Italy that is part of the permanent collection of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan and the MoMA in New York.

A familiar and everyday object that transforms coffee into a special moment.

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