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The Man Who Made The Stovetop Coffee Pot Famous Just Had His Ashes Buried In One

Not to be mixed up with coffee granules.

Posted on February 18, 2016, at 7:11 a.m. ET

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.

Elisa Sola / AP

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.

Danilo Donadio / AP

While Bialetti didn't invent the pot, he is widely credited with leading the marketing campaign that made the appliance a hit.

Elisa Sola / AP