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Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, Red

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (909 customer reviews)

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  • Keep proper coffee, and your favourite hot drinks hot for longer with this double walled Hotmug
  • Drink a good cup of ground coffee with this cafetiere Hotmug
  • Available in three colours
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Very simple, add ground cafetiere coffee and hot water, press it down after a couple of minutes, add milk and suger to taste
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: SC5130
  • ASIN: B0007MTNH2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Feb 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (909 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,076 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

It all began in 1948 in Switzerland when our founder Karl Zysset created a garlic press that would become a worldwide success and set the blueprint for every Zyliss product.

Behind every Zyliss kitchen tool is the 'design to delight' principle. A belief that all Zyliss products should not only do a brilliant job, simply and efficiently, but also make customers smile every time they use them. It's this approach that has enabled us to create a great range of thoughtfully constructed and reliable kitchen tools and gadgets that we know makes food preparation more enjoyable for our customers.

Zyliss product boasts a 5 year guarantee, ensuring a long lasting quality experience and customer satisfaction. All Zyliss products are dishwasher safe, unless stated. However Zyliss recommends handwashing components with blades to maintain sharpness.

Product Description

Smartcafe Hot Cafetiere Mug, Red

Model: SC5130

The one cup cafetiere!
Great for making a single cup of fresh tea or coffee, quickly and easily.
Double walled - keeps coffee hot for longer.
Easy to clean
Robust materials for ideal use outdoors

Capacity: 0.3L

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
278 of 284 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not big enough? 11 Nov 2011
Colour Name:Platinum
There is no question that the SmartCafe mug is a brilliant device. I have owned and used several over the last 5 or 6 years and cannot imagine how I would enjoy my morning coffee without one. There are hundreds of reviews telling you how fantastic the mug is so I'm not going to repeat all that here but I do want to answer those few that keep complaining about coffee grains in their coffee and the size of the cup.

Here's how I make my perfect coffee. The aim is to keep all the coffee grounds below the fill line. Remember, any grounds above the fill line are NOT trapped by the plunger:

1) Before you start, make sure the cup is DRY inside. That will prevent coffee grounds sticking to the sides of the cup and sneaking past the plunger.
2) Put the coffee into the bottom of the cup - easy if you follow (1)
3) Add the hot water GENTLY - no splashing grounds up the sides - and most important ***FILL TO A LEVEL BELOW THE FILL LINE*** - a centimetre or so below the fill line should be OK
4) Stir GENTLY - keeping the liquid and grounds BELOW the fill line
5) Wait for 30 seconds or so to allow the coffee grounds to start to sink
6) Put the plunger into the cup so the filter just goes into the liquid and seals against the sides of the cup
7) Add more hot water, filling the cup as much as you like. Now that the coffee grains are trapped below the filter you don't have to worry about the fill line. No need to be gentle now either, you want the extra hot water to mix in with the rest
8) Allow to brew for whatever time suits you and your coffee, then push the plunger down GENTLY. If you push too hard and too fast you may get HOT coffee squirting out of the cup.
9) The end result is a FULL cup of perfect coffee, free of coffee grounds.

It's not as complicated as it sounds. Just common sense.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, great office gadgets 12 May 2005
Colour Name:Graphite
I use mine at work just to get away from the awful coffee machine. Great value and works really well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart product, smart choice 24 May 2011
Colour Name:Red
I bought this product again in 2011 to replace one I bought in 2004! It does what it says on the tin! It is a convenient and economical way to enjoy your favourite fresh coffee; strong, weak, black, white, always hot, however you like it. Saves money, saves a trip to the coffee shop and nothing but coffee grounds to throw away. I use mine at work and it is a welcome excuse to get away from my work station and make a reviving cup of coffee. Highly recommended.
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105 of 118 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great coffee solution 27 Mar 2009
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
Finally I have purchased one of these. A friend has had one for years and yet I could never find a shop that stocked them. I love proper coffee but am the only one in my house who drinks it and so a full cafetiere is a bulky wasteful item. This is also far faster when I'm wanting a single cup before I head out to work in the morning. It is simple to use and the insulated mug prevents the coffee from cooling down too much whilst you wait. Sure, you can get the occasional coffee ground in the bottom of your drink but I find that with my cafetiere as well.

My only problem is the size of the cup. The plunger apparatus and grounds occupy the bottom of the mug and the max fill line is quite a long way from the top. Look at the picture. The colour change on the outside of the mug is NOT the max fill line. The max fill line is BELOW the top of the handle. Fill the mug past this line and coffee will leak out around the little tab at the top of the plunger. It all adds up to a coffee mug that holds only half a standard mug of coffee.

I love the thought behind this mug, I use mine every day and it is far superior to instant coffee. I just wish it was a little larger
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Colour Name:Platinum
I've owned one of these for over 16 years - use it at work every morning for that fresh coffee taste at a low cost. Having item combined means less washing up and insulation means your brew stays hot far longer than in a normal mug.Plus if its ever dropped it doesn't break like a pottery one would. Buy one!

Update - Sept 2012: I have now owned one of these since 1990 and its still used several times a day for making my office coffee. The seal round the plunger is starting to let some grinds past - but be fair - its 22 years old.

I have a second one for home use too. I cant recommend them highly enough.

They even appear in films now too: (...)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coffee Junkies never leave home without it! 18 April 2006
Colour Name:Platinum
This mug is the BEST way to produce coffee without all the clutter of excess equipment. So very simple but very effective, I've not had a bad cup of coffee and never been so easy to clean than a messy cafetiere. The thermal properties of this mug also excell, as it stays hot for a long time and will not burn your hand.

Also unlike other plastic mug products, you don't taste the plastic.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute must for coffee lovers 18 Nov 2008
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
Over the last two years several of these mugs have found their way in to our house, and we now use them on a daily basis. Not only does your freshly brewed coffee stay hot (unlike a traditional cafetiere,) these mugs allows you to make one just one cup at a time. I honestly couldn't function without my smart cafe mugs - we even took two in our suitcases when we went to Skiathos this summer!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This coffee addict is impressed! 4 Oct 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
I hate Instant Coffee - try as I might, I've never found one that comes even near the taste of REAL coffee. But I don't always want to make a cafetiere of coffee and I certainly don't want to buy one of those expensive capsule coffee makers - apart from anything else, I've no space in my kitchen for one.

I sent off for the Smartcafé Cafetiere Hot Mug and I am delighted with it. When I opened the package I was immediately impressed with the quality of the cup and I couldn't wait to try it. I put a half a dessert spoon of ground coffee in the bottom and topped up with near-boiling water, waited a couple of minutes and inserted the little plunger and pressed it down. With a spot of warm milk, I had a perfect cup of real coffee.

The benefit of the thermal sides is that the sides stay cool while the coffee stays hot. As someone who sometimes takes his time over a cup of coffee this is just perfect. Although it doesn't have a lid the coffee stays hot for a surprisingly long time.

I have had this a few days now and am using it often and continue to be very impressed with it. For me, it's enabled me to have a cup of coffee whenever I want it with the minimum of fuss. I could have done with this many years ago but at least I've got it now and often find myself talking about how good it it with friends and family.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So useful
A replacement for an earlier one that finally wore out. So useful
Published 7 hours ago by Dave Cole
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very disappointed as the coffee grains fall down the side. It could do with a lid as well.
Published 1 day ago by cookies girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Easy to use and clean. No plastic smell when drinking. Love it!
Published 2 days ago by RT
5.0 out of 5 stars Great solution for instant-coffee critics
Are you fed up of going camping and having to resort to disgusting instant coffee?

This is a perfect solution to such problems, and many others. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mr. Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars chunkily elegant and makes good coffee.
Using the mug as I type this. Practical, chunkily elegant and makes good coffee.
Published 5 days ago by Senescens
5.0 out of 5 stars Had it for over a year now and the seal is still intact. Keeps the...
Love it.
Published 6 days ago by Mick
4.0 out of 5 stars Great idea let down by consistently poor manufacture.
Great idea, saves wasted coffee in cafetiere, keeps the coffee warm. This is the 3rd or 4th I have bought, and that's the problem, it's the 3rd or 4th! Read more
Published 6 days ago by Roland
5.0 out of 5 stars A good product
This works really well, no spills when the plunger is pressed down
Published 8 days ago by gmeacock
5.0 out of 5 stars This product was requested to take to our son in Australia where it is...
Arrived as promiised. This product was requested to take to our son in Australia where it is now in good use.
Published 9 days ago by Mrs. Linda Mary Law
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ! Exquisite ground coffee at work
Brilliant ! Exquisite ground coffee at work
Published 14 days ago by Gabba
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