This beautiful Neapolitan coffee maker is considered to be the Rolls Royce of espresso makers! It is perfect for espresso connoisseurs and anyone who appreciates great design. Also known as a 'Flip' coffee maker, it is based on the design of the traditional Neapolitan espresso maker, found in every Italian household before the arrival of the stove top moka pot (still used today), in the fifties. It is made from 18/10 morror-polished stainless steel and has a Canaletto walnut handle.
The brewing process requires a little time and patience but the results are well worth the wait! The water is boiled in the bottom part of the coffee maker first and once steam starts to appear, the pot is removed from the heat and turned upside down, this way the hot water filters through the ground coffee filling the pot with the spout below. The top part is then unscrewed and the lid placed on the pouring pot to keep the coffee hot until it is served!
Designed by - Riccardo Dalisi
Italian architect Riccardo Dalisi was commissioned to design the Neapolitan Moka in 1979 and perfecton of this gorgeous machine took eight years and 200 working prototypes! It is still considered to be one of Alessi's most complex and lengthy projects. The attention to detail certainly paid off with Dalisi winning the prestigious 'Compasso D'Oro' design award in 1981 and his design is currently on display in London's V & A Museum.
Please note that delivery time for this item is 7-10 days from the date of order.