IN EVERY POT
If illy is the first name in espresso, then Bialetti is certainly the authority on moka: the stovetop coffee preparation method long popular throughout Italy, with adherents the world over. Bialetti set the design standard for moka pots with his Moka Express in 1933, Art Deco-infused and instantly iconic.
From a six-year research collaboration between illy and Bialetti, with support from illy’s Università del caffè (University of Coffee), comes Cuor di Moka (Heart of Moka): a moka pot like none before it. The partners’ research produced a critical new insight: aromas in the moka pot are at their peak just before the coffee starts to bubble. That is the precise moment when the “tail,” or over-extracted coffee, must be separated from its aromatic heart.
The Cuor di Moka’s innovative mechanism provides unprecedented control over the moka process, facilitating optimal separation of heart and tail. Combined with a coarser grind of the legendary illy blend, developed especially for moka, the result is love in the cup. Only natural, as in any matter of the heart.