Vintage

Caffeine

This is my coffeepot. It’s a dripolator from the ’30s.

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Yes, I make coffee in that behemoth. Every morning.

It makes 18 cups of coffee. That’s enough coffee to keep my entire neighborhood caffeinated.

It’s called the Kwik Drip, and was made in the 1930s by the West Bend company in West, Bend, Wisconsin. It’s simple to use, you just put the coffee grounds in the filter (no paper filters needed) and heat the water separately. When the water comes to a boil, pour it into the top chamber, slap the lid on, and let it drip through.

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Made of aluminum and stainless steel, this coffeepot was built to last. It has made thousands of cups of coffee, and will probably outlive me. Unless it gets run over.

It will probably be used to serve coffee at my own funeral, in lieu of a coffee urn.

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Want one? Find them on eBay and Etsy.