MOKA POT HISTORY : BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS

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MOKA POT HISTORY : BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS

There are many ways to brew coffee, one of the most legendary methods is using Moka express or better known as the Moka Pot. Moka express first discovered by Alfonso Bialetti, a businessman and Italian brands manufacturing company in 1933, under the authority of the Fascism leader, Benito Mussolini.

The distinctiveness of each Bialetti product is the Small Man with Typical Mustache logo (l'Omino con i baffi) with hands went up that supposedly means, "One more espresso", and the mascot is a caricature of Alfonso Bialetti child,  Renato Bialetti.

MOKA POT HISTORY : BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS

HISTORY OF MOKA EXPRESS OR MOKA POT

Mussolini is known as the leader of Italy with ambitious fascist ideology. During leading the Italy started in 1922 to 1943, with the ideology of fascism which glorifies the spirit of Italian nationalism, he wants to expand the territory based on the historical roots of the ancient Roman Empire to bear Italia (Italian Empire).

With the Italy ideology of nationalism, then during the second world war, Mussolini wanted to strengthen the Italian economy with his power. Including his control over the countries that produce the coffee commodity.

After successfully invaded the coffee commodity from Ethiopia in 1935, Mussolini began to enhance the ideals of Italy against coffee. He also wants Italy to be a manufacturer of coffee brewing tools made from aluminum. Thus was born Moka Pot, a coffee brewing tool made from a strong, elegant and modern material in that time.

After the second world war ended, Moka Pot reached the peak of his fame. This brewing tool is not only used in Italy itself, but is also used in some areas of Latin America and Europe. Until now Moka Pot has become a mandatory item in Italy.

Such as pots, each family in Italy has at least one piece Moka pot to brew coffee. It simultaneously changing the habits of Italian coffee drinkers, which rarely drink coffee at home but at the bar when they wanted to leave and return to work.

MOKA POT HISTORY : BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS


In general, many people call Moka Express with Moka Pot. Although not everyone agrees equate Moka Pot coffee result with Espresso, not a few people who still justify that Moka Pot is espresso maker, at least based Stove Espresso. Well, we can agree on that, it may not. Regardless of the debate, many people who agree that the results of the Bialetti Moka Express coffee quite closely with the results of the espresso coffee machine.

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Besides Bialetti, Brikka can be an alternative for coffee lovers who still has not been possible to have an espresso machine. It is also understandable why Moka Express translucent sales above 200 million units.

Bialetti has produced more than 300 million units of Moka Pot for 80 years since their first production. The production continues to rise as this coffee brewing tool more familiar in some countries.

THE SYSTEM OF MOKA POT OR MOKA EXPRESS

The workings of this Moka Pot is simple. Typically, this method applying the stovetop system. Coffee extraction resulting from the water boiling process that heated directly above the cooker (stove). The coffee liquid will come out of the funnel at the top when the water boiling along with the coffee in powder form. Once it is ready then poured it into the cup.

MOKA POT HISTORY : BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS


Some studies say, when the extraction process using Espresso machines can reach 9 bar, the Moka Pot is only 1.5 bar. That means Espresso produced in Moka Pot is more natural. Body, acidity, and aroma is still felt after the brewing process is complete. However, that assessment is actually relative to assess the quality of the coffee brewing. Need also to be seen from the other side, among others, the freshness of the coffee and its origin, roasting and grinding processes for moka express or moka pot.

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