Product Type: La Cafetiere coffee machines
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A LOVELY CUP OF FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE
La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup
Member Name: Tilda
La Cafetiere Classic 4 Cup
Advantages: Easy to use
We have had one of these in our home for years. Long before we had either of our coffee machines we always had a Cafetiere. This one in particular is a recent enough addition to our kitchen. This unlike our previous model (that's now sitting in the press) is quite stylish in it's appearance. It's slightly wider as well which give it a chubbier more stumpy look that really looks much better than the thin kind that is more widely available. We have a silver finish instead of the gold one above although that looks good to.
But what is a Cafetiere?
Well it's a simple insulated jug like devise that brews ground coffee beans with out the need of electricity. I say that but do do need to boil the water before hand so it will use some power even if it's not from the device itself. This will not work with coffee beans that have not been ground you can either grind them yourself or if you don't have the right equipment you can just buy a bag of ground coffee beans in most stores.
Depending on how strong you like your coffee you just pour some hot not boiling water into the jug with the internal plunger removed then add a few spoonfuls of this ground coffee to the water. I then return the lid with the plunger sieve raised. I like to leave it to sit for a minute or two then I slowly begin to push the plunger down slowly. This plunger allows the water to pass through but pushes the grounds down to the bottom and wedges them down there between the glass and the mesh like plunger sieve.
The jug on this is nice and strong and I don't worry and much about it smashing at the slightest touch or bump. It makes two large mugs of coffee but if you are going to be drinking from those proper little coffee cups you will of course get a good few cups out of one brew. When finished I empty the grounds into the compost bin and then wash all parts on warm soapy water. I tend to leave this to air dry and it cleans up perfectly.
This is a great way to have a quick cup of real coffee with minimal fuss and effort.
Summary: Fast, simple, great tasting coffee
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