February 27, 2016

Renato Bialetti was buried in the coffee pot that made him famous

I thought this was an Onion article at first, but it's not. He was buried in a Moka pot. And I think that is awesome.

Renato Bialetti, the Italian businessman who turned an aluminum coffee pot into a classic global design, died last week at the age of 93. In accordance with his and his family’s wishes, his ashes were interred in an urn shaped like a large version of a Moka pot, the stovetop coffee maker he introduced to the world.
Italy’s coffee pot king was buried in the appliance that made him famous - Quartz