Neapolitan flip coffee pot
The Neapolitan flip coffee pot (Italian language: Napoletana, Neapolitan language: cuccumella) is a drip brew coffee maker for the stove top. Unlike a Moka Express, a Napoletana does not use the pressure of steam to force the water through the coffee, relying instead on gravity.
The Napoletana is claimed to have been invented in 1819 by a Frenchman named Morize, although the reason for taking its name from the city of Naples is unknown, perhaps due to its popularity in Italy.
Structure and use
It consists of a bottom section filled with water, a filter section in the middle filled with finely ground coffee, and an upside-down pot placed on the top. When the water boils, the entire three-part coffee maker is flipped over to let the water filter through the coffee grounds. Once the water has dripped through the grounds, the water-boiling and filter sections are removed, and the coffee is served from the remaining pot. If coarse grounds are used, the coffee is brewed quite mildly. Using a very dark, finely ground roast, in the "Neapolitan" style, this method can produce a coffee that has a stronger flavor than an automatic drip brew maker.
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