Cultura Cafetera

Manual piston coffee machine

Manual piston coffee machine


This coffee machine was patented in 1873 in the USA.

It consists of a cylinder where is placed the coffee and water is added. Then, with a drill piston with the same diameter than the cylinder, we put pressure on the water and we have the coffee made.

This is not a common used system in Spain, despite the simplicity of its preparation and use.

To use this machine, just follow these steps:

  1. Put the coffee at the crystal jug's bottom. One big spoon portion every two consumers.
  2. Pour out hot water over the coffee.
  3. Wait for four or five minutes.
  4. Place the piston, which has a perforated plowshare, and push it down.