The History of the Moka Pot

The moka pot is an important symbol of Italian coffee culture. It is found in 90 percent of Italian households, and is the standard way of making coffee at home in Southern Europe. More than 300 million Bialetti Moka Expresses have been sold since its launch and it has become a design icon. Several art

The Viennese Cake War

After winning the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki pored over the spoils of the defeated Ottoman army and found the supplies to brew coffee. He opened the first café in Vienna and popularized adding milk and sugar to sweeten the bitter brew, now called a Mélange. Or was it Johannes Theodat, who