Pulcina – Espresso Coffee Maker

£49.00

Designed by Michele De Lucchi
Manufactured by Alessi   

Quirky, fun and a focal point for any coffee set. The water tank is spherical, narrowing towards the top to create a compartment where the air is pressurised before the water begins to boil. It then passes through the filter without changing the molecular structure of the coffee itself, producing a purer and more intense flavour.

7cl (H)16.5 cm | 15cl (H) 20 cm | 30cl (H) 26 cm

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Product Description

Brainchild of architect Michele De Lucchi, “Pulcina” is the Espresso coffee maker dedicated to coffee lovers. A revolutionary product that combines the technology developed by illycaffè with Alessi’s design experience. “Pulcina” is the product of intense research into the optimisation of the shape of the Coffee pot in order to improve and enhance the organoleptic properties of coffee. Illy has identified the ideal shape that the water boiler should take to produce the perfect coffee.Thanks to the internal shape of its special heater, Pulcina automatically stops filtering the coffee at the right moment. This interruption helps to eliminate the eruption phase, the final filtering stage that generates a burnt and bitter aftertaste, ensuring that only the finest qualities of the coffee are preserved and enhancing its full-bodied and rounded aroma. The spout is quite pronounced. Its typical ‘V’ shape, reminiscent of a baby chick’s beak, is specially designed to perfectly cut drops when pouring. Practical and functional, making coffee with the Pulcina is just like making it with a traditional coffee pot.

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3-5 working days.
Delivery Mainland UK £5.00.
Accessories orders over £100 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available.
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Story

“The name ‘Pulcina’ refers to the shape of its interior, the part on the inside that’s hidden from view. It’s plump, bulbous, has a stepped silhouette and a red handle. Not surprisingly, the spout recalls a beak. The water tank is spherical, narrowing towards the top to create a compartment where the air is pressurised before the water begins to boil. It then passes through the filtre without changing the molecular structure of the coffee itself, producing a purer and more intense flavour. The stepped effect on the exterior is the result of alternating the thickness of the walls to facilitate heating and cooling. The coffee that comes out is very good. Guaranteed by Alessi and Illy. It’s called Pulcina because I designed it in the Chioso where my private studio is located. There, I work alone making my small sculptures and doing my little drawings. Originally, the Chioso was a large chicken coop with many hens, roosters and chicks. An epidemic in the year I was born caused them all to die, so in a sense, I can say that I was the only chick that survived.

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