Italian ‘coffee king’ buried in giant espresso pot

February 19, 2016 12:47 PM

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Italian ‘coffee king’ buried in giant espresso pot

Renato Bialetti, the coffee king whose name was synonymous with the aluminum stovetop esspresso maker, died last week at the age of 93.

In an unusual and strangely befitting tribute, the ashes of this well-known Italian coffee impresario were placed in a giant Moka pot, which he made famous, at his funeral this week in Montebuglio, Italy.

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