Makes a great gift. Slightly coarse powder sees quick percolation Suitable to make regular filter coffee, works on the principal of steam passing through the filter and condensing on top - makes a really strong brew. Retains flavor and aroma of coffee - being stainless steel, the metal does not react with the coffee and keeps the aroma. You can Store & serve in the same pot. Can be used on open flame / hot plate / induction stoves A coffee person's companion ... great product to make your day.