Made in Romania

The Moka Pot. We are all familiar with this little number. Since its first appearance in 1933 it has revolutionised the way coffee is prepared at home. It is a celebrated icon of Italian design and I bet if a coffee lover was in charge it would most likely have made it onto their national flag.

Despite years of tradition, the Bialetti Moka Pot will no longer be produced in Italy. Their factory near Milan will be closing their doors and production of the beloved Moka will move east to Romania.

I must admit that I find it a little upsetting. And this is simply due to the fact that I quite like the romanticised idea of my Moka being made by an old Italian named Giuseppe. Yes, it may be a little far fetched, but it’s a far more fitting image than Borat’s gypsy cousin.

Please note that I have no aversion to gypsies or Romani people. I think they’re great.

Written by Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the editor in chief and photographer for I Love Coffee.

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7 Responses to “Made in Romania”

  1. Andrew September 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    BAH HA HA

  2. Borat September 3, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Hands off my gypsy cousin…

  3. Greg September 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    In South Africa we will still have the Italian produced stock till about the end of the year.

  4. Cindy Taylor October 1, 2010 at 6:32 am #

    That’s great news. Thank you, Greg.

  5. silversky October 2, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Viva Italia!

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