Italy’s Moka Coffee Pot: why the iconic item has become an endangered species

Bialetti, the Italian maker of the historic moka pot, a stovetop coffee machine and one of the most iconic kitchen appliances ever created, announced recently that the company is in major trouble, with tens of millions of Euros in debt, unpaid salaries and taxes. In a press release, the company even said there are “doubts over its continuity”.The moka pot is an iconic symbol of Italy and you can see it in several museums, including Museum of Modern Art, but also in the Guinness Book of World Records as the…

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#TodayInHistory – July 17

July 17 – Some important events on this day. 180 👉🏼 6 inhabitants of Carthage, North Africa executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in this part of the world. 1203 👉🏼 Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade, Crusaders aboad a Venetian fleet attack the city 1549 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from Ghent, Belgium 1717 👉🏼 George Frideric Handel’s “Water Music” premieres on the river Thames in London 1762 👉🏼 Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia following the murder of Peter III 1775 👉🏼 1st military hospital…

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