Krups Coffee Maker – SOLD

5 Oct

Krups coffee maker

Krups coffee maker

This is definitely one of the more unusual coffee makers that I’ve come across! In fact when I first looked at it I had absolutely no idea how it worked! Where do you pour the water and how on earth does it get into the coffee pot? It turns out that this is a bit of a cross between a drip coffee machine and a stove-top moka pot with the water (which is stored in the metal section underneath the glass coffee pot) being forced up the sides of the coffee maker when the temperature rises and then slowly dripping down into the coffee pot. Some sites date the Krups T8 to the 1960s, but others to the 1970s, and in truth I think it was probably produced over a number of years. In fact despite it being a rather unusual design Krups clearly believe it’s a winner, because in 1997 they reintroduced it with the new and improved version selling for just over £100! Personally I think the earlier machine is much more attractive, but the modern version does have the benefit of having a built-in filter. The older T8 has a round plastic basket which means that you can’t use the standard cone shaped filter, but you can use a flat round filter available from Melitta and for sale online for R250 for 200 filters – enough to last you absolute ages!

An unusual and respected coffee machine that’s not only easy on the eyes, but also makes a damn fine cup of Jo (according to the reviews that I’ve read).

Dimensions: 34cm tall x 19.5cm in diameter (across base)

Price: R320

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Detail of glass coffee pot

Detail of glass coffee pot

Krups coffee maker minus glass pot

Krups coffee maker minus glass pot

Detail of water holder

Detail of water holder

Detail of plastic filter

Detail of plastic filter

Detail of lock for seal

Detail of lock for seal

Detail of wear & tear

Detail of wear & tear

Krups coffee maker with matchbox

Krups coffee maker with matchbox

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