Winter 2018

Costliest Coffee-maker

The most expensive coffee makers in the world are coming to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, offering the region's coffee connoisseurs the ultimate in brewing excellence.

Royal coffee makers from France are handmade using the finest Baccarat crystal plus silver, copper and 24K gold. Each bespoke Royal coffee maker is designed for true connoisseurs who appreciate the intricacies of temperature, flow and contact with boiling water that go into creating the perfect cup of coffee.

Handcrafted by Paris-born Master Sculptor Jean Luc Rieutort, each Royal can consume more than 50 hours of workmanship – depending on the options chosen.

Royal coffee makers are painstakingly designed to ensure perfection at every stage of the brewing process and to seal in the important aromas and flavours that produce a cup of coffee unlike anything you have ever tasted, says Maria Tindemans, the coffee aficionado behind moves to bring the brand to the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The coffee makers start at $15,500.

The Middle East’s rich history with coffee made it the perfect destination for Royal, she says. “The Middle East has a strong connection with coffee that stretches back through generations to the rich, strong drinks brewed over desert campfires by Bedouins,” says Tindemans ([email protected]).

Meticulously hand-built by teams of artists, sculptors, metallurgists and engineers, each Royal coffee maker is a labour of love. This attention to detail can be seen in the craftsmanship that goes into creating unique features such as the gargoyle, counter weight, oak leaves and finials, each made using the centuries-old ‘cire perdue’ method.

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