Alfonso Bialetti invented the MOKA EXPRESS
in 1933 and in the 1950's, BIALETTI became one of the most
important companies in Italy - innovative, creative a true leader
in every way. The MOKA EXPRESS revolutionized the preparation
of espresso coffee and is easily recognizable as the Original because
of its octagonal shape which is patented worldwide.
BIALETTI produces over 16,000 coffee
makers per day, 4 million per year and in Italy, 9 out of 10 families
have a BIALETTI espresso maker in their homes. Over 250 million
units have been sold .
GARY VALENTI, INC., Importers and
Representatives of the finest housewares from Italy since 1946,
introduced the MOKA EXPRESS to the U.S.A. market in the early
1950's and to this day continues to supply the Original BIALETTI