Tender’s coffee pot is hand thrown in England from natural red clay dug in England. It is slipped with natural white English clay and glazed with blue cobalt salts. The base is left unslipped and unglazed, to reveal the original character of the earth.
This coffee pot came about after extensive research into early coffee pots and hunting jugs. Before the ready availability of filters and fine mesh, drinks jugs of all sorts often had a right-angled ledge positioned below the spout, which would catch sediment and keep it from being poured into the drinking vessel. Brewing coffee grounds without a filter gives a more rounded, and ‘muddier’ drink, which can be more satisfying than filter coffee. For the best results you should pour hot water over the coffee in the pot, then leave it to stand for a few minutes. Lift the pot and swirl the coffee around vigorously until the surface of the coffee foams up, then allow it to stand for a minute more, to let the grounds settle to the bottom.
Please bear in mind that this hand-made pottery should be washed by hand, and is not suitable for microwaves, ovens, or dishwashers.