Italian businessman Renato Bialetti died last week at the age of 93. Bialetti is best known as the man who made the Moka pot — a stovetop espresso maker — famous.
Bialetti and his family wished for his ashes to be interned in the coffee pot that made him famous, according to the Associated Press.
On Tuesday, there was a burial service for Bialetti in the Casale Corte Cerro, northern Italy. The Moka pot carrying Bialetti's ashes was purified with incense in place of a traditional coffin.
While Bialetti didn't invent the pot, he is widely credited with leading the marketing campaign that made the appliance a hit.
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