In this original design from Kinto, a stylish stainless steel cone filter takes the place of a paper filter. The reusable stainless steel filter is not only kinder to the environment, but it allows more oils to remain in the finished coffee, resulting in a richer and more intense flavor. The set also includes a holder for the filter, which doubles up as a measurer.
There is a zenlike quality to the fluidity of movement in this coffee making technique, and from the careful measuring of the coffee to watching each drop drip leisurely into the carafe, the process is an experience unto itself. Unhurried, unrushed, relaxed – enjoying the making as much as the drinking is what Kinto’s “slow coffee style” is all about.
A kitchenware specialist based in Shiga Prefecture, Kinto have collaborated with many well-known designers including Fumie Shibata and TENT, and have designed a variety of beautiful yet functional drinkware items. In 2009 they received the Good Design Awards, a testament to the highly acclaimed excellence of their products, and are now gaining enormous attention from both domestic and international media alike.