We adore Wilfa at Borough Kitchen - we have one at Borough Kitchen HQ, and it’s the most frequently used appliance in our kitchen. It’s easy to use and consistently produces truly outstanding filter coffee, we will sing its praises to anyone who will listen.
Founded in 1948 in Norway, Wilfa is at the forefront of Nordic coffeeware design. Their designs are not only striking and stylish; they’re also practical, easy to use, innovative and safe. The Wilfa Classic Coffee Maker comes complete with a flow control wheel (close this off for a while if you prefer a stronger coffee and let it brew), overflow drain on filter holder, an indicator to remind you that it is time to descale the appliance, a pump for quick and easy distribution of water to the coffee and a manual drip stopper that prevents spills on to the hotplate which automatically switches itself off after 40 minutes.
If you are looking for a delicious no-fuss filter coffee, then look no further. Wilfa offers everything you need to make that great pour over brew.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s all the fuss about filter coffee?
There are three main methods when it comes to making coffee:
- Espresso, which involves pushing water or steam through finely ground coffee at extremely high pressure to create a strong shot of coffee with a characteristic crema. Our ROK espresso makers and our Bialetti Stovetop espresso makers are examples of some such coffee makers.
- Immersion, which allows the ground coffee to steep in water for a period of time, before being filtered out, often by a metal or mesh plunger like in our Elia Classic Cafetieres and our Espro Press cafetieres.
- Filter coffee involves pouring water over ground coffee slowly. This allows a depth of flavour to develop as the coffee slowly percolates downwards, and leads to a much cleaner mouthfeel than immersion brewed coffee. Rather than filtering the grounds out of your coffee following brewing, the grounds are removed as it is brewing. This leads to a fresher tasting coffee, with a lighter mouthfeel.
How do I use my Wilfa Coffee Maker?
Simply fill the water tank with fresh water, place a paper filter (Melitta or similar) into the filter holder and put in the desired amount of ground coffee. Press the ‘Wilfa’ button on the base and the brewer will heat the water and distribute it evenly over the coffee, which then drips into the carafe below.
You can regulate the flow into the carafe depending on how strong you want your coffee. You can keep it ‘closed’ for a short time to allow the coffee to brew more and then release the flow. This manual drip stopper can also be used to prevent coffee dripping onto the hotplate when the jug is removed.
What temperature does my Wilfa get up to?
The Classic Plus achieves optimal water temperature of between 92-96C quickly. In less than 10 minutes you will have 1 to 10 cups of coffee ready to drink and enjoy. The hotplate remains on to keep the coffee warm for 40 mins, after which it shuts itself off automatically.
How will I know when to clean my Wilfa Coffee Maker?
The ‘Wilfa’ (has an indicator that) button will flash when the coffee maker needs to be cleaned. It is important to clean the coffee maker regularly to ensure it works efficiently and to get the best coffee flavour. Use any descaling agent that is suitable for coffee machines/kettles.
How do I clean my Wilfa?
The filter holder, coffee carafe and lid can be washed by hand in hot soapy water or placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. None of the other parts can be put in the dishwasher. Never use strong detergents, scouring powders etc on any part of the brewer, as not only can this damage the components but it may taint the flavour of your coffee.