This Barista milk jug is produced by the famous Italian factory Metallurgica Motta. They have been producing fine Italian steel ware since 1967. The jugs have been adopted by the coffee community and have become the bench mark for others to try to emulate. They weigh twice the weight of standard sized jugs and are made from fine Italian Stainless Steel. The design lends itself to pouring great latte art and frothing and texturing your milk. These are genuine Motta jugs and we love them!!