Espresso Maker for True Coffee Lovers
Pulcina by Alessi is a brainchild of architect Michele De Lucchi and a coffee maker for true coffee lovers. The revolutionary design combines a technology that illycaffè developed by investigating the dynamics of heat flow with the experience of Alessi.
Ideal Kettle Shape for Perfect Espresso
Pulcina is the result of a long search: illycaffè and Alessi wanted to find out how the shape of the coffeepot could be enhanced in order to improve and emphasise the organoleptic properties of espresso. Therefore, they analysed what goes on inside a coffeepot. As a result, Illy was able to determine the ideal shape of the boiler - the lower part of the pot, which holds the boiling water - for perfect espresso.
Only the Best for You
Thanks to the special nature of the inside of the boiler, Pulcina automatically stops filtering the coffee at the right moment. This interruption helps to eliminate the eruption phase, the final filtering stage that generates a burnt and bitter aftertaste. Only the best quality of coffee goes into the cup, and its full-bodied and rounded aroma can be tasted.
V-Shape Spout for Drip-Free Pouring
The spout is quite marked. Its typical V-shape is reminiscent of a baby chick's beak ( "pulcino" is Italian for chick). It is specially designed to perfectly prevent dripping when pouring. Pulcina is practical, functional, and doesn't require special skills. Coffee is prepared just like in a traditional espresso coffee maker.
The Pulcina Espresso Maker by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi is made of cast aluminium and is available in different sizes. The handle and the knob are made of polyamides in black or red.