The Best Paperless Pour Over Coffee Makers
As baby boomers, we remember the first time we tried coffee. Every morning our mothers made breakfast, and there was always a percolator of Maxwell House, Folgers, or some other affordable brand on the stove. It didn’t matter that we were too young to drink coffee. We wanted a sip so badly that we waited until our parents weren’t looking. We just couldn’t resist. For some of us, our purse taste buds found the drink totally repulsive. Others were instantly hooked.
No matter which category you fall in, a lot has changed since we were children. Today, we live in a world that loves a beautifully brewed cup of joe. Specialty coffee houses are more popular than ever, and many of us invest thousands in high-end espresso machines to make our own barista-quality coffee at home—even if we struck out as a child with coffee.
And things aren’t going to change. Science says that people who drink 2 to 4 cups of coffee a day have a lower risk of death than people who do not drink coffee at all. These scientific findings are sure to boost coffee’s already sky-high appeal.
To win our business, coffee companies are constantly looking to offer something new. Two of the latest trends are white coffee (which is nothing more than an under roasted bean) and pour over coffee makers.
At the most basic level, pour over making involves pouring water over and through freshly ground coffee. We know what you’re thinking: That sounds like drip coffee. You’re right. But there is a big difference. With pour over, you’re able to clearly watch everything that’s happening as you brew.
Pour over brewing dates back to 1908 when Melitta Bentz of Germany came up with the idea of using filter paper and a drip cone to brew coffee. But for the rest of the world, the concept of pour over coffee stayed unknown until recently. In fact, it didn’t even register on Google Trends a few years ago, mostly because coffee is so easy to make with other brewing methods.
Today, however, pour over coffee is exploding. It’s not entirely clear if the reason is the flavor advantage or something else, but pour over coffee is definitely not a fad but a long-term trend that is expected to grow in popularity.
Like in the past (and like in the video above), pour over coffee makers generally use paper filters. In fact one of the mort popular models on Amazon with an average of 4.6 stars on over 1,650 reviews is the Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper.
That being said, newer models with built-in or reusable filters made of ultra fine, stainless steel mesh are quickly growing in popularity. These so-called paperless pour over coffee makers—sometimes called filterlesss coffee makers—are not only more economical (you don’t have to keep buying filters) but also more environmentally friendly. The good news: they’re affordable and you can practically take them anywhere. The bad news? There are many different models to choose from.
To make sure you are getting the best pour over coffee maker for the buck, here are the top 6 brands that are leading the way. Each is a fantastic option. Which one you select depends on your personal preferences. Read on for details.
Cafellissimo Paperless Pour Over Coffee Maker
The best coffee is made when you take the time to brew it with this paperless coffee maker from Cafellissimo. Just place the dripper over your mug, pour in hot water, and drink café-quality coffee in less than 60 seconds.
Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with Wood Stand
This coffee maker includes a stainless steel filter, a 20 oz. glass carafe, and an attractive wood and metal stand. The laser-cut double filter ensures a rich, pure coffee taste.The stainless steel cone filter is laser-cut with an additional mesh filter inside. Unlike paper filters, which are a waste of money and rob you of the essential oils naturally found in coffee, this filter will provide a clear rich tasting balanced coffee.
Maranello Caffé Pour Over Coffee Dripper with Cup Stand
Maranello’s filter features a flow through design. So that the brew water flows through the grounds rather than around them. The smooth polished stainless steel edges and beautiful design look great in any kitchen. And the quality construction will last a lifetime.
Osaka Pour Over Coffee Maker with Reusable Stainless Steel Drip Filter
The carafe is made from borosilicate glass, which is resistant to thermal shock. It also does not absorb odors, chemicals or residue. This gives you fresh tasting coffee every time.
Single Cup Coffee Maker by Meltera
Spend less time making your coffee and cleaning up, and more time enjoying your cup.
Bartelli Paperless Pour Over Coffee Dripper
Designed to fit on most cups, mugs, thermoses, small pots, and even carafes, this alternative to disposable paper filters, which rob your coffee of essential oils and nutrients, is from Bartelli.