So let me start off by asking you this basic question? What is your favorite type of coffee machine? Is it the Single-serve Pod like the Keurig or Nespresso? Or is it the Classic Drip machine? Or Is it the Pour-over Coffee maker that suit your caffeine needs the best? As you are probably aware, there are many different types of coffee makers and you have to choose which one suits your needs based on your taste preferences.
If you ask any professional and amateur baristas, the pour-coffee method is favored and they will say that the main reason for the preference is the ability to extract the best of the flavors out of the coffee beans into your cup. So in this article, I would like to present to you the Top 3 Pour-Over Coffee Makers based on their designs, prices and ratings. So get your favorite cup of coffee, sit back and relax as we dig deep!
Best pour-over coffee dripper: Kalita Wave 185 Pour-Over Coffee Dripper
It may look like any other coffee drippers, but the 3 holes and the flat bottom ensures that the coffee grounds are evenly saturated resulting in a rich and robust cup of coffee, and the cone shaped contended helps as well.
The grounds stay even and do not get pushed up the sides due to the cone-shaped design. This helps the water to stay in contact with the grounds longer, thus allowing for a more consistent and sustained extraction.
Brew Time: 2mins 30 secs until the last drip of coffee lands in your mug.
Plus: The Kalita can be rested on top of a wide-mouthed mug, thanks for the 4-inch wide base. Temperature remains at a steady 160 degrees through the brew time. Available in multiple colors. Easy to setup and clean.
Price: At $30, the Kalita Wave delivers a great-tasting, piping hot coffee and you should see some great coffee-shop-worthy results.
Best pour-over coffee maker for a novice beginner: OXO Brew Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank
This compact pour-over coffee maker will make you keep to your morning ritual of a happy and caffeinated start to your wonderful day!
As the name suggests, the OXO coffee maker comes with a plastic tank with various hole sizes that sits on top of the dripper. It has a capacity of 12 ounces and the drip is regulated, so no need to worry about pouring too much or too little. The swirl is just about right, giving it enough time for the grounds to bloom and settle for a perfect blend.
Experiment with different grounds of finer size to get that bold drew within minutes.
Brew Time: 2mins 30secs per brew with 2 cone filters.
Plus: It’s dishwasher safe, inexpensive at only $15, worth a try.
Best Pour-over Coffee Maker for multiple cups: Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
Doesnt this look just the right one for your fabulous kitchen? It’s an elegant beauty if nothing less, with it’s wood and leather collar, it’s part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
It serves as carafe, dripper and pitcher, all-in-one model and can brew up to 8 cups at a time, a great alternative for a small group of coffee loving friends.
With some trial and error, you will get your pour technique and the ratio of water to grounds to find your ideal brew strength. A button size marker shows you when the carafe is half-full and you know it’s full when the coffee hits the bottom of the collar.
Brew Time: 4 mins for 8 cups.
Pre-heat the container with hot water to help keep the coffee hotter longer, especially those last cups. You can also keep the carafe warm on a glass or gas stove on low heat.
Note that it requires the special Chemex paper filters which may prove a little exxpensive at about $19 for 100 count. You may want to stock up on those when they are available.
Plus: Extra thickness of these filters does an excellent job of straining out any residue that might sneak through other paper filters.
Cleaning this coffee maker may be trickier, you may need a bottle brush and scrub the hard to reach spots. Of course the glass is dishwasher safe.