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Moka Espresso Coffee Maker

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moka espresso coffee maker

Design David Chipperfield, 2018
Aluminum casting, PA
Made by Alessi

"The Moka coffee pot has established itself as a generic object. Like a bottle opener, a pair of spectacles, or scissors, it has become a familiar item of the everyday. It has assumed its rightful place in the kitchen and the rituals of daily life. Its character is defined not only by its friendly silhouette, but also by its soft dull grey aluminum materiality and the agreeable grinding noise that accompanies the simple mechanical screwing and unscrewing of its body. How amazing that this complex and well-performing object has become readable and comprehensible, a machine that needs no instruction and no invitation to be part of domestic life. How can one redesign it? Perhaps only by making it more of what it already is." -David Chipperfield

Moka Espresso Coffee maker features a cast aluminum body with a PA handle and knob. Offered in 3 sizes.

small - 5.25" w | 2.75" d | 4.25" h | 1 cup
medium - 6.25" w | 3.5" d | 5.25" h | 3 cups
large - 7" w | 4.25" d | 7" h | 6 cups
x-large - 8" w | 4.75" d | 8" h | 9 cups

$42.00 + free shipping
(in-stock items usually ship in 1-2 business days. Otherwise, please allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery.)
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombe, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.


moka espresso coffee maker

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vjp, more than a month ago.
Beginning the day or pausing in the middle to make such a consistent cup of strong coffee from thoughtfully designed Alessi pieces like this is a simple, refreshingly satisfying, and not indulgent comfort. After you've brewed your twelve-thousandth, three-hundredth, and twenty-fourth cup of coffee, you'll appreciate serving from the Chipperfield.
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Update on a classic
Mark, more than a month ago.
Great updates on the classic Moka Pot. Same basic machine that yields the standard delicious Moka-style strong coffee... but with more beauty and more function.
What's not to love?

The new Moka lives on my counter with my other beautiful coffee machines rather than hiding in a cupboard where the classic resided. Is classic Moka jealous of new Moka? Absoultely.

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Modern Moka
Mike, more than a month ago.
While I respect the traditional makers and design (I have used one for many years), this moka pot is superior. In my experience, it's better in the following ways: slightly larger size makes for easier prep (water & coffee fill), improved sealing with no leaks during brew, handle doesn't get hot, less likely to have drips with the spout design, and lastly, cleanup is a snap!

In terms of form, it's also better. It's very elegant with clean, modern lines.
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Ode to Coffee and Bialetti's Moka
Luis, more than a month ago.
As we come closer together as a more interconnected and interdependent world, including our joint and growing coffee cultures, the Moka Espresso Coffee Maker in all of its different design expressions has come to represent both the highest artisanal form of coffee making, as much as it has been since its creation in 1933, a household item reminiscent of moms and mornings all over the globe.

Alessi continues to pay homage to Bialetti together with some of the world's best designers and architects, in this latest collaboration with world-renowned architect David Chipperfield.

As Alberto Alessi has said himself, “a true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.” This coffee maker brings back the best of memories, reminds us of our joint humanity, shared histories, the universality of great design, as it conjures the beauty, simplicity and efficiency found in nature's divine proportions.
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