Purple clay is natural clay unique to China, discovered around Taihu in Jiangsu during the Northern Song Dynasty. (1000-1200 A.D.). When fired, the purple clay assumes a fine and sandy texture that retains the temperature of the tea held inside longer than ordinary ceramics. JIA Inc. partnered with Gearlab from Taiwan to create a one-of-a-kind coffee pot that makes use of Purple clay’s unique material qualities. The unglazed sandy texture of natural purple clay is reminiscent of the warmth of the earth. After extended use, the purple clay coffee pot takes on the fragrance of your preferred coffee blend and the warmth of your hands. Your memories will fill this coffee pot and cup, making them your own. Parts of this set include Coffee Press, Coffee pot, cups and sugar and cream containers. Cups offered with 3 styles: Espresso, Cappuccino or Latte. The Espresso and Cappuccino cups come with a bamboo saucer. The saucers are designed to be stacked with cups for storage. The cups, creamer, and sugar container are glazed on the inside for ease of cleaning. Hand wash with sponge and water recommended. Use of detergent and dishwasher is not suggested.