Our days are always hectic and full of commitments, but there is a ritual that we just can’t give up: Coffee!
Because of this, Gioielli DOP has created a collection dedicated to the most consumed and loved drink by Italians!
Our Moka Collection, made entirely by hand by our Tuscan goldsmith masters, in 925 sterling silver, presents a selection of elegant and original charms with a hint of irony.
The coffee maker, as we know it today, is the result of an ancient and fascinating history which winds its way through distant eras and cultures.
The first coffee machine that we have recollection of is the Jabena (Ethiopia), and is followed by the Ibrik, originally from Turkey. However, neither of them has ever found success in Western Europe.
The direct ancestor of the European coffee maker is the Baghdad kettle: a spouted metal jug with a curved lid and handle.
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the preparation of coffee consisted of boiling the coffee grounds, however, this procedure presented a problem: separating the coffee grounds from the drink itself. For this reason, there have been several attempts in Europe to design a coffee machine that uses a different method.
In France, there was the Samovar, where the coffee powder was placed in a fabric bag immersed in the coffee pot
In the mid-1800s, vacuum coffee machine was invented. These coffee pots consisted of two containers, a lower one, which contained the water, and an upper one, which contained the coffee powder.
Subsequently, the “filter coffee maker” was born, which, as the name suggests, was characterized by the presence of a central filter.
In 1810 the Parisian Morize developed an upside down version of the coffee maker, this invention was very successful in Italy, where it was perfected up to the design of the “napoletana” or “cuccumella”. These types became the most popular for making coffee.
In 1884, the Italian Angelo Moribondo created the first patent for an espresso coffee machine and finally, in 1933, thanks to Alfonso Bialetti (also Italian), the Moka (as we know it today) was invented! The Moka is the most used method throughout Italy for preparing coffee at home!
Still today, in Italy the cuccumella and the moka are the favorite machines for preparing coffee at home
The Cuccumella has a symmetrical shape; to prepare the coffee, once the water has reached the boiling point, the machine is turned over allowing the water to pass through a section containing the coffee powder and therefore, release the hot drink. In Naples it is considered the best coffee maker for the unmistakable taste and aroma that it can infuse into the coffee.
In the Moka pot, the water is placed in the lower container (boiler), which as it heats up, brings the water to a boiling point and rises through a funnel, which at its apex contains the coffee powder; the hot drink obtained is poured into a container (jug or collector) placed on top of the coffee maker.
The success and the greater diffusion of the Moka, compared to the Neapolitan coffee maker (cuccumela), are due to the simplicity of the coffee preparation process.
With our Moka collection, we desire to make you wear an important part of Italian tradition, because of this, we did a little tour in Rome’s most famous bars:
-Sant’Eustachio il Caffè: is an old wood-fired roasting company founded in 1938 from a place that already existed in 1800, the “Caffè a Latte”, in Piazza Sant’Eustachio.
– Caffè greco: the most famous literary café in Rome, founded in 1760 by Nicola della Maddalena. It is the oldest coffee in the capital and the second oldest in Italy
What are you waiting for? Visit our website and discover the collection!