Make it a Stelton Coffee Pot…
I’ve had mine for so long (eight years) that I completely forgot this was a thing that I should tell you about but someone left a comment the other day asking where the coffee pot that looks like a duck with eyes and a beak came from and I realised it was perfect for the next installment of this series.
I use it every single day to make a full pot of coffee, which I then drink all morning. And this is where it’s clever.
Not only is it plastic, which means if I drop it – and I have – it doesn’t break, and I have lost count of the glass cafetieres that have I dropped, that have shattered if you press down too fast and generally not lasted too long.
So first points for the unbreakable material. Second thing – it’s double lined. Those black dots on the side are actually the inner lining so it keeps the coffee hot for longer. You just push on them and the black inside pops out so you can clean it.
But there are more points still. The lid slides round – not just to put the filter at the front for pouring but so you can close the lid which means the coffee stays hotter for longer.
Now, I grant you, it’s not the cheapest cafetiere you will ever buy but I think it has strong things in its favour and for something that I have used every single day (bar holidays away) for eight years and taken on shoots as a prop I think it justifies its price tag.
In fact my only issue is that as it still works so well I can’t justify a new one and I am slightly hankering after a new colour. I rather love the dusty green one…
It was designed in 1977 by Erik Magnussen, a Danish ceramicist who has won several awards for his work and while Stelton make all sorts of beautiful things this, for me is the one.
The Stelton Coffee Pot costs £59.95
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