The brazil french press coffee maker, crafted in the early 80's, was our first coffee maker and quickly became a symbol of what Bodum stands for. Attractive and functional design. The brazil has a heat resistant, san - shatterproof beaker and a polypropylene handle and base, which make the brazil easy to use and easy to clean. The 3-part stainless steel plunger has a fine mesh filter, which allows for a extraction of your coffee's aromatic oils and subtle flavors. A mesh filter allows this flavor to be direct to your cup and not absorbed by a paper filter. Plus, no paper filter means no waste. The patented safety lid prevents the splashing of liquids while pressing. All parts are dishwasher safe. This 8-cup coffeemaker is (1.0 L, 34oz.) In size and is also available in 3-cup (0.35 L, 12 oz) size model.