Copper coffee

Vintage Swan 'Canterbury' electric coffee percolator | H is for Home

Shiny metallics have been very much in vogue in the interior design world over recent years – copper and brass in particular, have seen a big resurgence. In last week’s Price Points post we mentioned a visit to the Lakeland store in Windermere. We noticed lots of copper coloured kitchenware and appliances as we perused the aisles that day.

Vintage Swan 'Canterbury' electric coffee percolator components | H is for Home

Well, we picked up a kitchen appliance of a much earlier vintage this week – dating from the last time that copper had this much of a mass market appeal.

Detail from a vintage Swan 'Canterbury' electric coffee percolator | H is for Home

It’s a fabulous coffee percolator produced by Swan.

Detail from a vintage Swan 'Canterbury' electric coffee percolator | H is for Home

It’s made of polished copper with rosewood handle and finial – and here it is advertised in a 1970s Argos catalogue.

Page from a 1976 Argos catalogue showing a Swan 'Canterbury' electric coffee percolator

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It looks great – sleek and stylish. It has a setting for different brew times to allow for varying strengths. It also boasts a ‘keep warm’ setting, so a quick top-up is very easy and your second cup will be just as hot as the first. Perfect for those who need a real kick start in the morning!

Cup of coffee and biscuits beside a vintage Swan copper electric percolator | H is for Home

Having just given it a test run, we can happily report that it makes a very decent cup of coffee indeed. We’ve added it to our web shop this week for anyone interested.