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Take your time. Making coffee with a Moka Pot is an ancient ritual. The Carmencita Gift Pack is perfect for any coffee connoisseur.
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Learn how to prepare with Carmencita below
for an Italian coffee experience at home.
1. Unscrew the Carmencita Moka pot and fill the base chamber with water
just below the pressure relief valve.
2. Insert the funnel filter on top and fill it with finely
ground Lavazza coffee until slightly above full (do not pack tightly).
3. Tightly screw the top chamber back onto the
base and place on the stove to brew at medium-low heat.
4. The water will boil, and coffee will begin to come out of
the center of the top chamber, making a gurgling noise.
5. When the top is full, remove from the stove.
In its first iteration,
Carmencita was featured in
a series of very popular cartoon
ads on Italian television. The
undisputed queen of a
surreal, western-style soap
opera written by Armando
Testa, Carmencita became a
household name from 1965 to
1977; it was on TV every evening.
Carmencita was the product
of Marco Zanuso’s creative
inspiration and was turned
into a coffee maker. It was
distinguished by a handle
fitted at a 90° angle to allow
easier grip and handling
compared to the classic moka
pot. It became a sought-after
design object for all coffee
Lavazza entrusted the
restyling of the moka pot to
Polytechnic of Turin The
strength and originality of the
design have remained intact
and the sleek, black color
makes it more contemporary
than ever. It is an accessory
that is much more than
functional, becoming a
modern and timeless item of decor.