Carl Henkel Brewers
SOWDEN SoftBrew Oskar – the original SoftBrew. Make coffee easily, quickly and without waste. The patented infusion filter is made of stainless steel and has about ½ million holes for infusion. The microscopic holes allow the hot water to seep slowly into the coffee and extract the flavor again. In 5 minutes, coffee is infused and ready to drink. Dishwasher safe. Designed by acclaimed George Sowden. Available in sizes 0.4 L. (2-3 cups) 0.8 L. (4-6 cups) and 1.3 L. (8-10 cups) in white porcelain.
IONIC – X-Tract Brew. Porcelain jug with a unique double filter – a laser cut outer filter and a fine mesh inner filter. Perfect for soft brewing. You do not need to remove the filter when serving the coffee. The lid has a silicone seal which allows the filter and lid to sit when pouring. The handle does not get hot. . Can also be used for cold brew coffee brewing. Dishwasher safe. Designed by Victor & Victoria. Ionic X-tract Brew is available in dimensions 0.5 L. (2-3 cups) and 1.0 L. (6-8 cups) in white porcelain. See also teapots and accessories for the IONIC series.
ARCA X-Tract Brew.Heat-resistant borosilicate glass jug with a patented double-layer filtration system. The filters are produced using a traditional etching technology, which ensures a minimal transfer of coffee grounds into your cup. Highly skilled glass blowers make the handmade glass jugs. The lid is made of porcelain with a patented silicone ring that holds the lid close to the jar to prevent the lid from getting into your freshly brewed coffee when you pour. Dishwasher safe. Design by Yamamoto & Co. Arca is available in 0.8 L. in Clear, Green and Amber.
Coffee Dribbler. A stainless steel paperless coffee filter. Simple and effective. The cone-shaped filter can be used with coffee pots and mugs of any size. The microfilter filters the coffee naturally and slowly so that all the flavors and aromas emerge. Can make 1-8 cups of coffee at a time. Dishwasher safe. Design by Yamamoto & Co.
IONIC – Tea Pot. Porcelain jug with a unique double filter – a laser cut outer filter and a fine mesh inner filter. Perfect for gentle tea brewing and infusion. You do not need to remove the filter when pouring the tea. The lid has a silicone seal which allows the filter and lid to sit when pouring. The handle does not get hot. Dishwasher safe. Designed by Victor & Victoria. . Available in dimensions 0.5 L. (2-3 cups) and 1.0 L. (6-8 cups) in white porcelain.
MINA Tea Pot. White porcelain jug – inspired by the shape of the bird, designed to make people happy in the morning! The stainless steel filter lets your tea / infusion brew slowly and naturally. The lid has two holes for your fingers and a silicone that ensures that both the lid and filter stay where they are when you pour. Dishwasher safe. Designed by Victor & Victoria. Available in dimensions 0.5 L. (2-3 cups) and 1.0 L. (6-8 cups) in white porcelain.
CONRAN Arrosoir. The design is in the handle. The designer Sebastian Conran developed his Arrosoir with the aim that pouring should be easy and ergonomic from all angles and heights, especially when pouring from the large 1.2 L. jug found in this series. The stainless steel filter lets your tea / infusion brew slowly and naturally. The lid has a silicone ring which allows the filter and lid to sit when pouring. The handle does not get hot. All parts can go in the dishwasher. Designed by Sebastian Conran. Available in sizes 0.75 L. (4-6 cups) and 1.2 L. (8-10 cups) in white porcelain and brushed steel.
GOGO Tea Pot. The only glass teapot from Karl Henkel. Here you can see the patented lid and filter in action. Simple design – unmatched functionality. The stainless steel filter lets your tea / infusion brew slowly and naturally. The lid has two holes for your fingers and a silicone that ensures that both the lid and filter stay where they are when you pour. Dishwasher safe. Designed by Victor & Victoria. Available in dimensions 0.5 L. (2-3 cups) and 1.0 L. (6-8 cups) in glass.
The IONIC series includes both thermo mugs and storage jars. The series is produced in white porcelain with a grooved surface for easier handling.
The thermo mugs are made with a double wall to keep the coffee and tea warm for longer. The mugs come in 3 sizes: a small 160 ml. mugs perfect for a small coffee, cold brew or green tea. One between 270 ml. mugs, which are universal for all hot drinks and cold brews. a large 400 ml. mugs which are good for hot or cold fruit or large coffees with lots of hot milk. Dishwasher safe. Available in white porcelain.
The storage jars are in the same neutral but elegant design – white porcelain with discreetly grooved surface for easier handling. A black silicone ensures that the jar is dark, cold and dry. The jars can be used for everything from coffee to sugar. Dishwasher safe. Available in white porcelain.
“Soulful Coffee & Tea”
Carl Henkel was founded in 1903 in northern Germany, and in 2010 Carl Henkel GmbH. From the get-go, the principle of sustainability was a cornerstone in the development of brewers for both coffee and tea.This resulted in hand-filtered coffee and simple filter systems, sustainable and without waste products such as filter bags. The most important products in the Carl Henkel range were the innovative zero-waste coffee brewers and functional tea pots for brewing loose tea. Carl Henkel wanted to preserve the original taste and individual aromas of coffee and tea. It should be easy and economical to brew sustainably and brew savory coffee or tea in an environmentally friendly way.
Infusion allows you to make your coffee exactly as you would like it at any time. What do we mean by that? You can use any grind quality, quantity of coffee or water temperature. Anything is possible as long as you like it. From a fruity cold brewed coffee on a hot summer’s day to a strong, dark after-dinner brew. It all depends on how you love your coffee at that time of day. Maybe you enjoy coffee by adding flavour shots to your hot cup. Maybe some gin to your cold brew – it’s up to you, let your imagination run free.
The invention of SoftBrew
In 2010, the company Carl Henkel took a quantum leap towards sustainability when, in collaboration with renowned designer George Sowden, they developed their first SoftBrew jug. The pitcher brews coffee using infusion. This means zero waste and maximum flexibility. Depending on the coffee, the degree of roasting and the degree of grinding, the coffee can achieve the taste and aroma you want. As with tea brewing, infusion is the most natural way to treat coffee. The first pitcher in production is called Sowden SoftBrew Oskar, and it still ranks in the range as the original SoftBrew.
The purpose of the filter is to keep the ground coffee apart from the water. Thousands of microscopic holes allow the water to flow into the filter. The infusion provides the typical ‘body’ of an excellent brew. No grounds will show up in your coffee, but you will get the volume from the fine grains. The method is simple; Place the filter in the porcelain pan, pour coffee into the filter and then add warm water. It takes 10 seconds to brew this way – after 4 minutes the infusion is done and the coffee is ready!