The historic Caffettiera Napoletana is still one of the best-known symbols of Italian style in the world.
Before the moka, which speeded up the preparation of coffee, the famous black beverage was prepared with the Neapolitan coffee pot, first made of copper and then of steel or aluminium. The method of preparation is not very different from that of filter coffee, but a series of particularities make it a unique product of its kind.
CAFFETTIERA NAPOLETANA 3 CUPS IN ALUMINIUM
The Neapolitan is a type of coffee maker that, unlike the mocha, does not use the pressure generated by steam to push the water towards the coffee, but only the force of gravity. How to use the Neapolitan coffee maker It is necessary to explain in detail the use of this coffee maker because, as we said, it requires a different procedure compared to the now common coffee makers. The main reason is that the cuccumella is formed by different elements that are: the hollow tank where you put the coffee powder, the perforated tank that holds the water and the hollow tank, the coffee filter to be screwed on top of the hollow tank, the coffee pot from which the ready coffee comes out and the lid.
The procedure then consists of the following steps:
1) Fill the hollow tank with coffee powder, reaching the indicated limit and without crushing the powder.
2) Screw the filter on top of the tank.
3) Fill the perforated tank with water, always up to the indicated limit.
4) Insert the hollow tank into the perforated tank.
5) Add the body with the cap and screw it on.
6) Place on the side with the water tank.
7) When the water starts coming out of the hole in the tank, turn off the flame and turn the Neapolitan coffee maker. To perform this operation it is important to have a firm grip, protect yourself with potholders to avoid burning yourself and turn the cuccumella upside down in one go.
8) Check the coffee tank and when there is no more water, unscrew the other tank, place the lid on it and pour the coffee.