A Cafetière. Or French press. A staple in our house when we’re making coffee for a crowd (otherwise Jeremy ends up playing barista, and it takes forever). The French press was invented in 1933 (by an Italian, Calimani) to make it possible for anyone to make a good cup of coffee in their home. And while we’re big fans of the classic Chambord press from the 1980s (the pyrex glass inner with the shiny chrome frame), we had wanted to make a ceramic one for a while - to take the idea of the ‘coffee pot’ (a teapot-like vessel used simply to serve previously brewed coffee in) and cross that with the Cafetière - to make a functional coffee pot for the table. Cutting out the coffee maker middleman and making the ritual of coffee for more than four a delight.
Handmade in our workshop in Devon using fine bone china from Cornwall, the cafetière has stainless steel parts made for us by Malcolm at his mill just down the road on the outskirts of Exeter. The steel we’ve used is medical-grade, because it’s the best you can get. The jug has an elongated spout to ensure a perfect pour, a large hand-painted handle and a dimpled lid with a fine bone china pull on top that’s a wonkily imperfect circle, to add a FUN-ctional element of sketch-like surprise.
Fine Bone China
Handmade in Stoke-on-Trent
Hand-painted cobalt handle
h 86mm ø 80mm
Gift boxed in a white gold foiled box made with paper milled in the Lake District
Care Instructions +
Every piece of fine bone china we make is designed to be treasured, and to last. Please take care of your object for life. They are dishwasher safe, but please do this with care and do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaning utensils on them.