A small vintage ILSA aluminium Neapolitan coffee maker, with bakelite handles dating from the 1950’s. Suitable for 1 – 2 cups. Made in Italy
Good condition, signs of age and use – see photos.
Approximate measurements: 14 cm high when attached together, and 6 cm diameter base.
This is an old style brewing method from Naples, Italy, in which ground coffee is secured in a two-sided strainer at the waist of the pot between two closed compartments. Brewing water is heated in one compartment, then the pot is flipped over. This allows the hot water to drip through the coffee into the opposite compartment which has a spout for pouring. It is also sometimes known as a Flip-Drip and sometimes just a Macchinetta, napoletana or even a caffettiera napoletana.