While drinking my morning coffee today, my gaze fell upon my beloved coffee pot and how absolutely amazing a design it is. The Bialetti Moka Express, designed in 1933 became a design classic in the 1950's and a staple of every Italian kitchen. There have been many variations on the theme but the one above is the classic, it has become the world's most famous coffee pot being cited in many design books as well as being the inspiration for many designers.
I am now onto my third pot as the previous two have been burned alive on the stove, through a sleep-fuddled haze, I have forgotten to actually put any water in the pot. I am a total coffee addict, using both a Gaggia machine and a cafetiere but this is definitely my favourite, the best and coincidentally the cheapest - definitely worth having in a few different sizes.