Description from Studio José de la O
Glass Handless Pitcher with Leather Sleeve, & Terracota Coffee Dripper and Lid
The Terracota Coffee Dripper is inspired on the water coolers from Tlacotalpan, México, where clay containers were used to filter, cool and transport drinkable water before plastic was introduced in this region. The nice side effect of using clay is that it brings an earthy taste to the water. As a side experiment, one of the terracota filters was modified into a coffee dripper resulting in excellent coffee taste. This dripper is intended to bring this taste everywhere in the world.
Studio José de la O collaborated with craftsmen from Tlacotalpan to design this terracota filter and lid, experimenting with different clay mixes native from the region. While innovating with new production processes that help reduce the artisan’s time and effort, they also preserve the craft’s tradition.