The new Royal Coffee Maker from Royal Paris is a luxurious handcrafted 24-karat gold or silver, crystal and semi-precious stone balancing syphon brewer, and the world’s first-ever bespoke coffee maker. Retailing between £9,000 and £15,000, only eight Royal Coffee Makers are produced by hand each month, with each numbered machine taking more than 50 hours of painstaking workmanship. French artist Jean-Luc Rieutort brings to life the exceptional craftsmanship more commonly seen in fine jewellery to the Royal Coffee Maker. Working alongside a team of skilled sculptors, metallurgists and engineers, he has recreated the historic balancing syphon used by royalty in the 1800s. Turning the art of brewing coffee into a ceremony, ground coffee is first placed in the fine Baccarat crystal carafe, hot water poured into the boiler pot and the Baccarat burner vase, lit. Next, the fully automated system allows heat, steam and gravity to brew the coffee in the crystal Baccarat vase.