I went to the next town over the other day to see what the thrifts had waiting for me. I stopped at a Salvation Army Thrift Store in the suburbs and was rewarded with this Vintage Melitta Coffee Pot!
You may remember from one of my popular posts that I found a Vintage Melitta Coffee Tea Pot in Mint Green some time ago, with the original Melitta sticker on it. You can read more about the history of Melitta at that post... these are high quality German-made products!
Don't they look beautiful together?
Some of the interesting design features of my other pot led me to identify this one as a Melitta. The pour spout has a clever indent that prevents drips when pouring your coffee or tea. Melitta was also the company that invented the drip-brew paper coffee filters. A ceramic cone that sits atop this piece was nowhere to be found, but I hope to find one in a matching colour someday!
The unglazed ceramic base was another How-To Tip on identifying Melitta pieces. Although some have a Melitta stamp on the base, this unglazed radial pattern bottom is a sure marker of Melitta. When these were sold many decades ago, there was a sticker indicating that you can set this pot on an asbestos pad and heat it on your stovetop!
I got this coffee / tea pot for a bargain price. It was supposed to be $4.99 but because one of the nibs on the inside of the lid was cracked off, I asked for a discount and purchased it for $3.99. I'm pretty excited about my purchase, despite this minor flaw.
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