This is a brief note of victory regarding Internet shopping, Italy and our newfound passion for Italian coffee. Our villa manager, Allesandro, loaned me a coffee pot. Italians call the pot a ‘moka’. A moka is, from a practical point of view, a percolator. The bottom of the pot is meant to typically serve 6 people in Italy (it serves 1 caffeine addict in Canada, so don’t be fooled). After a week of over 40 pots of moka (yes – over 40, there were 4 of us in the villa), My Beloved and I fell in love with Italian coffee. During a rain respite in San Gimignano, we lurked in shops and I found a stainless steel beauty that pulled at my coffee-loving heartstrings. Alas, we’re on a motorcycle and we are already packing Prada and Pratesi.
Being the ever watchful Internet consumer, I read the box over to search for a website. http://www.foreveritalia.it I repeated it about 10 times to burn it in my brain, then notated it on my ever present paper outside the shop for follow-up (to know me is to appreciate the rules of follow-up – some things will not change!).
Day 1 of Canadian living without moka, forced my hand to the website with hopeful heart. What? Canadian distributor BENIX in Richmond Hill? Score! Benix is everywhere, right? On the way home from work – immediate stop at Heartland and purchased my stainless steel prize on the spot. Same price. Same lovely capacity for created liquid gold.
Thank you Allesandro for the three minute lesson in coffee that changed how I start my day!