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Espresso pot for real coffee lovers

Pulcina from Alessi is born from the creative mind of architect Michele De Lucchi and is an espresso pot for real coffee lovers. The revolutionary design combines a technology developed by illycaffè from studies on the dynamics of heat flow with the project experience of Alessi .

Ideal kettle shape for perfect espresso

Pulcina is the result of a long search: illycaffè and Alessi wanted to find out how the shape of the espresso pot could be optimized to improve the organoleptic characteristics of espresso and also to make them more prominent. And so they analyzed what goes on inside an espresso pot. As a result, Illy was able to determine the ideal shape of the boiler - the bottom part of the pot where the water boils - for perfect espresso.

Only the best goes into the cup

Thanks to the special nature of the boiler's interior, the Pulcina interrupts the flow of coffee at exactly the right moment. This avoids the volcanic phase - that final moment of extraction that leaves a burnt, bitter aftertaste. Only the best of the coffee gets into the cup and its full-bodied, round aroma can be savored to the full.

Spout in beak shape for drip-free pouring

The spout is relatively pronounced. Its typical V-shape is reminiscent of a chick's beak (it. pulcino ). It is designed so precisely that it allows drip-free pouring. Pulcina is practical, functional and requires no special knowledge. The coffee is prepared in the same way as in conventional espresso pots.

The Pulcina Espresso maker by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi is made of cast aluminum and is available in different sizes and colors.

Suitable for induction!

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Handwash only Handwash onlySuitable for gas cookers Suitable for gas cookersSuitable for glass-ceramic Suitable for glass-ceramicSuitable for halogen Suitable for halogen
  • Cast aluminium
  • Polyamide (PA)
DimensionsHeight: 16.5 cm, Diameter: 7.5 cm
Weight553 g (without packaging)
Capacity0.07 l
CleaningHandwash only
DesignMichele De Lucchi
Design awardsDesign Plus Design Award
CategoryCoffee, Espresso, Espresso Makers
Accessories and spare parts 
Video about the product 

Pulcina Michele De Lucchi espresso maker

Insights into the creation of the design espresso maker by Michele de Lucchi and the functions here in the video. A beautifully designed espresso maker for all lovers of good coffee and design.