The past meets the present in Menu’s new version of the classic porcelain coffee pot, which has become a fully modern cafetiere.
At first glance, Menu’s new cafetiere looks similar to the porcelain coffee pots of the past, but closer examination reveals an untraditional combination of materials and a couple of striking new details. There is also a teapot to match.
Most cafetieres are made of glass and stainless steel. Designer Pernille Vea explains that it is extremely complicated to produce a well-functioning cafetiere in bone china.
If the cafetiere principle is to work optimally, it requires a perfectly cylindrical pot, which hasn’t been possible with porcelain until now.
However Pernille Vea and Menu have now solved this problem; they have succeeded in designing and producing a porcelain cafetiere, in which it is possible to brew a perfect cup of coffee.
“I have selected delicate Bone China and functional silicone, as the combination of these two very different materials gives the classic cafetiere and teapot a refreshing touch, emphasised by the spring green colour on the lid.
The knob is formed like a coffee bean and the silicone wrap on the base provides insulation, so that you can place the cafetiere on the table without a trivet.”
The teapot’s lid includes a large and practical built-in tea infuser that easily and discretely lifts into a small groove in the top, when the tea is finished brewing; the tea infuser can be fully disassembled, making it easy to clean after use.
The cafetiere holds a litre and retails at £64.95.
The teapot holds 1.5 litres and retails at £64.95.