We. Service. Ideas. — Celebrate Alfi®

Carl & Sophie Zitzmann Sophie & Carl Zitzmann

If you are a frequenter of our blog, then you are probably familiar with the name Alfi®. For those of you that are newer, this name may/may not ring a bell for you – so let’s change that, shall we?

Alfi® is a brand of high end, high quality carafes & beverage containers founded in 1914 by Sophie & Carl Zitzmann. They began manufacturing aluminum containers in the Thuringian town of Fischbach, Germany — and quickly found a cult following of enthusiastic customers. The containers they developed kept hot things warm and cold things cold, which was a revolutionary and practical concept at the time.

Today, Alfi® is the market leader in insulated containers worldwide. Even though they have since moved operations to Wertheim in Franconia, Alfi® continues to keep with the traditions and values of their originators — by developing products that set new standards in design, construction, and sustained quality.

Juwel HistoryTheir flagship carafe, the Juwel, was introduced in 1918 and continues to remain a trendsetter in today’s market.

The Juwel’s timeless design spawned the creation of the Opal in 1930, and then the Saphir in 1968. All three carafes feature the same stopper lid and hinge design, which allows for easy one-handed operation.

Opal-Saphir-Achat1985 saw the creation of the Kugel ball carafe — a timelessly modern piece that has been available in a variety of colors & finishes since its inception.

Kugel Ball Kugel Ball

The Achat was developed in 1989, harkening back to the same stopper lid and hinge design as the Juwel and her sisters, but with a modern body & unique silhouette that draws the eye.

Bottle-Mug-Bottle2007-2010 saw the generation of the more personalized beverage service with the construction of the isoBottle, then the isoMug and the elementBottle. Each of these pieces comes in a variety of colors and patterns for an experience that speaks to the consumers’ particular tastes.

We have been a proud partner of Alfi®’s for the past 20 years, and are honored to be a part of their rich history by providing you their extensive line of high quality products.

We hope you will join us in wishing Alfi® a Happy 100th Anniversary – here’s to 100 more. Congratulations!


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