Christoph has kindly given me permission to raid his flickr, and I’m so happy about that, because I think his paintings and photos are absolutely grand. Starting with Caffettiera, because I’m so drawn to this, there’s a great sense of comfort and homeliness here. Click for full size!

Stove-top coffee-machine. Mostly called “Moka” in Italy. Looks like this–and worse!–if used on a gas oven.

Caffettiera, Christoph Zurnieden.

© Christoph Zurnieden, all rights reserved.


  1. Dunc says

    He should have seen my old moka before I cleaned it -- it had been extensively used on camp fires.

  2. says

    There were a number of old moka in the households I grew up in, all the great grandparents and grandparents had these, and I have a ridiculous fondness for them.

  3. says

    Oh, Cristoph, no problems -- I put an “all rights reserved” on everyone’s work except my own, because y’know, people like to steal, and while I’ll take chances with my stuff, I won’t with anyone else’s work.

    I don’t know quite why I’m so attracted to this, but it gives me warm fuzzies all over.

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