Degono Ltd is a Yorkshire based company, founded by Tim and Sandra Craven. Tim has designed and patented “The Degono” a revolutionary coffee press/ cafetiere with a unique two filter design, aiming to be an inspiration and innovation for every kitchen in the world.
The Degono Story... so far!
Tim and I were in the hospitality trade for a number of years. One particular cold winters day, we did the catering for a wake and everyone wanted a coffee from the cafetières!
Tim spent most of his time cleaning them out stood at the sink, making a mess, and blocking the sink on numerous occasions! He kept saying, "there has to be an easier way to clean these things"! So the following day he went to the local supermarket, and bought two cafetières... by the end of the day he had created the first Degono! Parts included a car Ariel, nuts, bolts and a screws from various objects, but it worked!!
Our next task was to find a product design company to bring it to life, so we found a UK design company, and the next part of the journey began.
We were originally going to have the Degono manufactured outside of the UK, but it would have meant losing control over much of the process and more importantly we wanted to create jobs in the UK. We were also trialling different materials for the seals which was taking too much time and put us back 12 months from where we wanted to be.
In 2019 we decided to look for another manufacturer that we could work more closely with and provide results more quickly, and this is when Guy Unwin of Toastabag bag fame came on board! With his experience and engineering knowledge it helped to bring the product to market, and to where we are today!
We launched the Degono at the BBC good food show in Birmingham and had a great response from the public, coffee retailers and press distributors.
Its still early days in our Degono journey and the first car Arial driven Degono seems such a long time ago.
Now that the Degono Grande 6 cup is in production we are now working on the bambino 2 cup version as well as producing our own brand Degono Coffee and Tea... watch this space !!
Sandra and Tim
Tea & Coffee:
We have been working very closely with Tea and Coffee experts to find the best Tea and Coffee to go with the Degono. After many months of tasting we have made our choice for the first Degono Tea & Coffee range and will be available soon to purchase.
The Coffee is 100% pure Colombian ground beans and the Tea is a premium blend of Assam & Kenyan leaves. We also insisted that our Tea & Coffee partners would be triple certified. That's Organic, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade..