Neapolitan flip coffee pot
The Neapolitan flip coffee pot, or Napoletana, is a drip brew
Drip brewing, or filtered coffee, is a method for brewing coffee which involves pouring water over roasted, ground coffee beans contained in a filter. Water seeps through the coffee, absorbing its oils and essences, solely under gravity, then passes through the bottom of the filter...
coffee maker for the stovetop. It consists of a bottom section filled with water, a filter section in the middle filled with finely ground coffee, and an upside-down pot placed on the top. When the water boils, the entire three-part coffee maker is flipped over to let the water filter through the coffee grounds. Once the water has dripped through the grounds, the water-boiling and filter sections are removed, and the coffee is served from the remaining pot. If coarse grounds are used, the coffee is brewed quite mildly. Using a very dark, finely ground roast, in the "Neapolitan" style, this method can produce a coffee that has a stronger flavor than an automatic drip maker.
It has been claimed that the Neapolitan flip pot is ultimately of French origin.http://www.sallys-place.com/beverages/coffee/right_for_you.htm Southern Italian Riccardo Dalisi redesigned this classic for Alessi. He began his research in 1979 and earned international attention when his design entered into production in 1987.http://www.archimagazine.com/dalisi.htm