The one cup cafetiere!
Great for making a single cup of coffee, quickly and easily. Double walled to keep coffee hot for longer, easy to clean and very robust. Ideal to use outdoors or at work ( or anywhere really ) but do note that these do not fit in standard car cup holders.
Very simple, add ground cafetiere coffee and hot water, press it down after a couple of minutes, add milk and sugar to taste.
These are made by a Swiss company, Zyliss, which for over 60 years have been designing high-end products that not only do a brilliant job, simply and efficiently, but also make customers smile every time they use them.
So wonderfully simple.
The Zyliss cafetiere mug simply does not work as it should. The filter mesh is much too fine, almost impermeable to liquid. That means when the plunger is depressed, the hot coffee (plus the grounds) takes the path of least resistance and comes up the sides around the relatively loose-fitting rubber seal. Result: grounds in the coffee every time, which rather defeats the points of a cafetiere. And if too much pressure is put on the plunger, scalded fingers as well, which is unsafe. The older Smart Cafe version - with a coarser mesh filter - worked fine.
Pretty much as per the title, this mug keeps the coffee warm for a reasonable amount of time and also keeps the grains under the mesh so there’s no chewing involved!
Only downside is that the mug doesn’t fit in my van cup holder, but that isn’t a bit deal for me.
Now I've tried it, very good and very useful.
Makes it so convenient to make proper coffee at work. And brilliant service from Tugboat Tea + Coffee. Now I've discovered them online I don't have to wait for my annual trip to stock up!