Belgian Royal coffee maker - gold
It is both beautiful to look at and fun to use. The design of this coffee maker dates back to the 1830’s.
The machine works using gravity and vacuum principles: first you place ground coffee in the heavy glass brew chamber. Next you fill the boiler chamber with hot water and place it on the apparatus. A tube connects the two chambers. When full of water the boiler sits low on the swing frame and holds the lid open on the alcohol wick burner. When the water boils it is forced into the brewing chamber- at this point the boiler rises and the lid of the burner closes, extinguishing the flame. A vacuum is created in the boiler and the brewed coffee from the brewing chamber is now miraculously drawn back into the boiler from where it can be served from the little tap. The tube that connects the chamber has a very fine washable mesh filter that never needs replacing. The entire process is quite a visual spectacle and the coffee can easily be prepared at the table. This machine is a modern reproduction of a 19th century design from Europe.
Vacuum coffee brewers produce a tasty and clean brew. The water reaches the coffee at the ideal temperature of 93 degrees Celsius and is able to percolate for just the right amount of time. The vacuum created is very strong and literally sucks every bit of the extracted essence from the coffee grounds. For many connoisseurs, these reasons vacuum brews work better than french press and stove top type coffee makers.
The machine comes beautifully and securely gift boxed. Included in the box are the balance brewer, measuring spoon and measuring jug.