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Espresso pot for real coffee lovers

Pulcina from Alessi is the brainchild of architect Michele De Lucchi and an espresso pot for real coffee lovers. The revolutionary design combines technology developed by illycaffè from research into the dynamics of heat flow with the project experience of Alessi .

Ideal boiler shape for perfect espresso

Pulcina is the result of a long search: illycaffè and Alessi wanted to find out how the shape of the espresso pot could be optimized to improve and enhance the organoleptic properties of espresso. And so they analyzed what goes on inside an espresso pot. As a result, Illy was able to determine the ideal shape of the boiler - the lower part of the pot in which the water boils - for perfect espresso.

Only the best gets into the cup

Thanks to the special design of the inside of the boiler, the Pulcina interrupts the flow of coffee at exactly the right moment. This avoids the volcanic phase - the final moment of extraction that leaves a burnt, bitter aftertaste. Only the best of the coffee reaches the cup and its full-bodied, round aroma can be enjoyed to the full.

Beak-shaped spout for drip-free pouring

The spout is relatively prominent. Its typical V-shape is reminiscent of a chick's beak (it. pulcino ). It is so precisely designed that it enables drip-free pouring. Pulcina It is practical, functional and requires no special knowledge. The coffee is prepared in exactly the same way as in conventional espresso pots.

The Pulcina espresso maker by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi is made of cast aluminum and is available in different sizes and colors.

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Item no. 189870
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Handwash only Handwash onlySuitable for gas cookers Suitable for gas cookersSuitable for glass-ceramic Suitable for glass-ceramicSuitable for halogen Suitable for halogen
  • Cast aluminium
  • Polyamide (PA)
Colour Black
Dimensions Height: 16.5 cm, Depth: 7.2 cm, Length: 12.5 cm
Weight 553 g (without packaging)
Capacity 0.07 l
Cleaning Handwash only
EAN 8003299451364
Design Michele De Lucchi
Design awards Design Plus Design Award
Category Coffee, Espresso, Espresso Makers
Accessories and spare parts 
Video about the product 

Pulcina Espresso maker by Michele De Lucchi

Insights into the creation of the design espresso maker by Michele de Lucchi and the functions here in the video. A beautifully designed espresso maker for all lovers of good coffee and design.