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.