The moka pot - macchinetta del caffè - is a stove-top coffee maker that produces coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. It was patented in Italy by inventor Luigi De Ponti for the Alfonso Bialetti brand in 1933. Bialetti continues to produce the same model under the name “Moka Express”. It’s most commonly used in Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Latin America. It has become such an iconic design that it is displayed in modern industrial art & design museums.