Bialetti Mukka stovetop cappuccino maker
Anyone have one? I spotted it in the William's Sonoma catalog & was intrigued, then came across it in a local store this weekend. A helpful salesperson offered to show us how it worked so in the name of free coffee & curiosity we sat through a demo. It looks like a top heavy standard espresso pot. The pot is quite clever & actually does froth the milk as the coffee steams it's way into the top of the pot. It has a little button that pops up when it's done (best to heed this & remove from the heat when the button pops otherwise the milk boils over) but the resulting coffe/milk infusion was very good with a healthy amount of froth. The pot supposedly makes 2 7.5 oz cups. While I can take or leave cappuccino I'm a huge fan of cafe au lait & this seems like an easy, 2 minute way to get a fix during those far too frequent mornings when I simply don't have the time to whisk the milk while it heats in a pan, etc.
It's a pricey little novelty at ~90$ no matter where you look but I'm thinking that I may treat myself to one for my birthday. Plus it comes in your choice of brushed aluminum or black & white cow patterned (cow patterned, of course!).