The Wigomat was the world's first electric appliance to make coffee using the infusion method.
The device consists of a glass reservoir for up to one litre of water. Below the reservoir is a heating element that heats the water, causing it to rise through the riser tube to the coffee filter. This filter basket is filled with ground coffee inside a round paper filter. The coffee then drips into the glass coffee pot, which is on a hot plate.


  • Title: Coffee maker
  • Creator: Wigomat
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Physical Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 13 cm (h x w x d)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: plastic, metal, glass

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