Ducati Infostrada team owner Benito Mussolini reports that the team has recently purchased a new espresso machine with the imroved "testastretta" filtration system, which produces coffee with 15% more caffeine but 12% less bitter aftertaste. "If this doesn't wake this team up," said Mussolini, "nothing will."
The new coffee maker is now available, in limited numbers, in an "internet-only" offering. Ducati coffee administrator and designer Liza Minoli proudly stated that "...The new coffee machine, known as MonsterFiene, brings in the most fabulous of the design elements of historical and latest Ducati technologies. It is the necessary coffee device of all Ducatisti, and of Carl Fogarty." 2000 of the MonsterFiene makers will be built, and will be available in late 2004. A special "Fogarty Replica" MonsterFiene will be announced in the near future.