Coffee strainer holder, used mainly in rural areas and in the urban sectors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was for a long time the traditional way of preparing coffee in homes and businesses in the Dominican Republic. The process carried out is as follows: Once the grain is piled on a pylon, the crushed powder is poured into the colander, usually made of a piece of cloth, in many places, called as "media".
For many people, this method of making coffee is the most appreciated flavor of this grain so emblematic and characteristic of our national and Caribbean culture.
This particular strainer holder seems to have belonged to a large family, or to a work group that needed large portions of the invigorating and aromatic beverage.