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this pressed – via Wired: The Iconic 80-Year-Old Italian Coffee Pot That Keeps on Brewing | Gadget Lab | WIRED

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“The café was the hub of Italian social life a hundred years ago. But if you wanted an espresso at home like the one a 250-pound café machine produced, you were fuori di fortuna. Then, in the early 1930s, Italian metalworker Alfonso Bialetti found a solution: a three-tiered coffeepot system comprising a stove-top boiler on the bottom, a filtered funnel for grounds in the middle, and a receptacle to collect the hot brew on top. Aside from a few refinements—like design tweaks to the handle and top knob—the Bialetti has scarcely changed since. Today, nine out of 10 Italian households own a Moka.”


The Iconic 80-Year-Old Italian Coffee Pot That Keeps on Brewing | Gadget Lab | WIRED.

Espresso Machine’s Out-of-This-World Launch

Espresso Machine’s Out-of-This-World Launch

Coffee lovers of the world—nay, universe—rejoice! You will now be able to get a decent cup of joe in space. After decades of drinking subpar java, astronauts will finally have access to real Italian espresso in orbit. Engineers partnered with coffee giant Lavazza to design an espresso machine suitable for use on the International Space Station (ISS). The 44-pound (20-kg) “ISSpresso” machine is set to launch early next year on a cargo ship bound for the ISS, where Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy‘s first female astronaut, will also serve as the first space barista. More… Discuss



Over the past four decades, Starbucks has become a global phenomenon, transforming the way people—Americans in particular—consume coffee—whether for the better is still a matter of dispute. The first Starbucks store was opened in Seattle, Washington, in 1971 by two teachers and a writer who wanted to sell high-quality coffee beans and machines. It has since grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation with thousands of coffeehouses worldwide. What are the origins of the Starbucks name and logo? More… Discuss

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Ohhh Coffeeeee: LIFESTYLE The Chemistry of Good Coffee: The Syphon Method

LIFESTYLE The Chemistry of Good Coffee: The Syphon MethodLIFESTYLE

The Chemistry of Good Coffee: The Syphon Method



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