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Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, Red

by DKB Household UK
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (839 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 (839 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,967 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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259 of 265 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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18 of 18 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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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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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105 of 117 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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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy and convenient 16 Mar 2009
Colour Name:Graphite|Verified Purchase
I wanted a quick and easy way to make fresh, cafetiere coffee in a cup that I could then drink it from. This fits the bill perfectly and I have yet to experience coffee grains floating in my drink. Follow the instructions though and enjoy.(The cup is rather large so I rarely choose to fill it).
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4 of 4 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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Starbucks - eat your heart out! 14 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Colour Name:Platinum
What a fantastic idea! The alternative is nearly 2 in Starbucks if i want a decent coffee or i had to bring in my cafetiere and have to wash it out and the cup as well. It really does work, keeping the coffee secure at the bottom of the cup and the cup is insulated so it stays hotter for longer!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for tea 28 April 2011
By derdle
Colour Name:Platinum|Verified Purchase
I bought this mug a couple of years ago during a brief coffee-drinking phase. It seemed fine, but I quickly went off coffee (I've always been more of a tea drinker) and it quickly started gathering dust in my cupboard.

In recent weeks I've started drinking loose leaf tea at home, and so I fished this out of the cupboard thinking I'd have a play with creating loose leaf tea in it at work. I didn't really have high hopes, but it's been perfect. Now I can have proper teapot-quality tea at my desk without the time hassle of playing around with a teapot! Mmm, tea.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing - old story - a good idea lost in mass production
At first I thought this was just what I needed going out to my cold shed in the mornings, coffee stays hot. Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Coffee Bliss
I love this travelling press. Real coffee without the grounds all along the trail. Or sometimes just to grab heading out to the garden. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Michael Finnegan
1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't filter coffee
The grounds just escape through a hole in the plunger. Not sure if this one is just faulty but seems like a ridiculously poor product, would be better off using a culinder to... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sam Grocock
5.0 out of 5 stars Pefect
Makes good coffee...
Comes with a travel lid so I can take it away...
Easy to clean...
Unlike other plastic cups this one seems to not leave a plastic taste in the... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Simon King
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
These are great little mugs. Works for us in a morning where we both want coffee at different times. Highly recommended!
Published 5 days ago by ALP
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend...
Does what it says on the tin.....easy real coffee without the faff of using a cafeteria...perfect for on the go.
Published 10 days ago by Helen Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars If you truly love coffee, you'll love this!
I'm a coffee connoisseur.
I like my coffee fresh, blended with complementing varieties to my particular tastes, ground right before adding the water, and without getting a... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Simon J Stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for that proper caffeine fix
This is the 4th one of these that i've bought over the last 8 years, they are brilliant! I just hope that they stay in production. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Northern Monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh coffee at any time
Perfect for use in the office easy to clean and use. In fact all of my colleagues are now buying one!
Published 15 days ago by Ms. Sarah J. Newman
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the SmartCafe equivalent
I've had several of these before, always SmartCafe versions, and realise they are fairly 'cheap and cheerful'. Read more
Published 18 days ago by J. Keight
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