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An Ode to My Caffettiera

Posted on Oct 4, 2008 | 4 comments

For some reason this morning was the first time it occurred to me that I should also be inspired by the things I do daily at home. Most important on that list is my morning coffee. Making coffee in my lovely caffettiera (this is THE Italian “coffee maker,” no Krupps or papers filters for us) in my retro looking kitchen is a weekend ritual. I’ve got to admit, like many things about me, more and more I find myself mixing the Italian and American. This caffettiera makes enough espresso for 4 normal servings. Typically I drink the whole thing…myself. My roommate likes to make fun of me, but while I love the taste of espresso, I do like the American tradition of having a coffee you can sip on for awhile, hence my mixing of the traditions.

By the way, I’d like to give a special thanks for Rob at the Fiction Desk for giving me tips on using Photoshop so that my photos show up on the web the same way they do on my computer. Thanks!


  1. coffee is such a wonderful thing. i relish in the process of making my morning cup (or entire pot) each day.
    but now i want a ‘caffettiera’ too! they look amazing. (is that mug from homegoods? wink wink)

  2. You should be able to buy them in the US, but they will probably be a bit expensive. You can get them here starting at 15 euro up to really expensive. The mug is from homegoods!!! Haha, I bought it for when we thought we were moving into my grandfather’s apartment and then brought them here with me.

  3. Love the pic of the caffettiera and the tazzina. Tres chic!

  4. Thanks! These are probably my favorite photos so far. I need to think of more simple things like this to photograph.

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