Bialetti milk frother (Tuttocrema)Bialetti
Product: Milk Frother
Mercato’s Shelf: You don’t need to head to a café or keep an in-house barista to have the perfect cappuccino or latte at home. Grab this bad boy from the shelf and froth your own milk – what a pro!
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Producer Information: Bialetti is a brand that has become synonymous with Italian coffee culture. The classic octagonal design has reminded the same since Alfonso Bialetti created the first Moka express in 1933. The aim was to create a device that could allow for easy espresso making at home. Prior to this coffee drinking was almost exclusively at cafes and public coffee houses.
The company remained a purely artisanal product, handmade by Alfonso at his aluminium workshop for many years. That was until Alfonso’s son, Renato Bialetti, took over the company, installing industrial processes to streamline production and grow the Bialetti market. The image of Bialetti, l’omino con I baffi (the little man with the moustache) was created to emblazon every product. The widespread publicity has catapulted Bialetti to cult status, the brand is known as the original and the best for coffee making at home.
Product info: Create creamy frothy milk at home for cappuccinos and flat whites without electricity and steam. Using a unique double froth screen design, the Tuttocrema produces more consistently frothed milk with minimal time and effort. Each screen is edged in silicone creating a seal that forces the hot milk through the screens. The frothing occurs by pumping the screens repeatedly for a short time once the milk is heated.
The unit is made of aluminium with a sleek matte black coating and a heatproof handle. Non-stick telfon coasts the inside for easy cleaning. Creates milk for 6 coffees (330ml).