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Santos Stovetop Vacuum Coffee Maker

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No other coffee maker has fascinated passionate coffee drinkers like the SANTOS. Here Jurgen Bodum tells the Santos story, and after you read it you'll understand why this passion for coffee has lasted two generations and for sure will last another two. In the mid-50's my father, Peter Bodum, imported a French "vacuum" coffee maker and sold it for a couple of years on the Danish market. Although he found it both expensive and unsatisfactory he was convinced that the "vacuum coffee brewing system" was the best way to brew a good cup of coffee. With this in mind he set out to develop the first Bodum vacuum coffee maker in cooperation with one of Denmark's first product designers, the architect Kaas Klaeson. Their slogan, "design should not be expensive," is one that Bodum still stands for! Product development in 50's Denmark needed a pioneer's vision. From the first model, called Mocca, to the highly successful SANTOS, my father improved both the practical aspect of the vacuum coffee system and the quality of the coffee brewed in it. In creating a coffee maker to use on the stovetop as well as on a spirit burner at the table, he bridged the gap between everyday use and special events. His new, revolutionary nylon filter achieved a break-through in coffee brewing quality, far overshadowing the existing cotton and glass filters on the market. This patented filter strained coffee to a fine, tasteful and still aromatic coffee with nearly no sediments left over in the cup. Theatrical, entertaining method of vacuum brewing six 5-ounce cups of coffee. Made of heat-resistant glass and durable, gleaming nylon. Carafe with stay-cool handle and a stopper keeps coffee warm.