February 22, 2016

Italy’s Coffee Pot King Buried in Moka Pot

Bialetti moka king burial(AP Photo/Danilo Donadio)

If you invent a coffee pot that roughly sells 330 million copies, then you will be buried in it. That’s just how it works. Renato Bialetti, the Italian businessman who turned an aluminum coffee pot into a classic global design, died last week at the age of 93. A man named Luigi di Ponti designed the appliance in 1933 and sold the patent to Renato’s father Alfonso Bialetti, an aluminum vendor.

Bialetti’s Moka-shaped urn now lies in the family plot in Omegna, Italy.

Via Quartz

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Posted by Jay Brewer at February 22, 2016 5:15 AM
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