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Best pour-over coffee maker

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:24 am
by Espresso128
Hello!

I'm trying to find a good automatic pour-over style coffee maker, I've seen a few about, such as these:
- https://dailycoffeenews.com/2019/06/06/ ... erfection/
- https://ratiocoffee.com/shop/ratio-coff ... rk-cobalt/
- https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPO-85 ... B0142UUV4S

I was wondering if anyone had any specific recommendations or ones you have tried?

Thanks.

Re: Best pour-over coffee maker

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 11:55 am
by Uberwolf
I do not know about other pour over methods but for me the Kalita Wave has to be one of the most infuriating pour over methods ever. It is rare I get a good coffee using it. I find it very unforgiving and try as I might it is never a given the coffee I produce will be a good one or even a nice one.

Re: Best pour-over coffee maker

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:33 am
by CakeBoy
Welcome Espresso128!

We just use a Hario V60 or a cheap Melitta most of the time. Both make a decent brew. I’m not convinced you need to spend loads on pourover gear but others will have more experience because we drink mostly espresso based drinks.

Re: Best pour-over coffee maker

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:40 pm
by Ed
I used to have a little Melitta four cup (I think) machine that made a nice brew which I bought for £1 from a jumble sale. I broke the jug however and couldn't source a new one despite the best efforts of the members of this site so I scrapped it. I would recommend it to anybody.

Recently I came across the same machine under a different brand name (Krupps or de Longhi or somesuch) but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. It was available on Amazon. This reply is therefore no use whatsoever. I will scout through my various histories and see what I can come up with.

With pour-over brewing I suppose the usual factors of roast, grind, water temperature and brew time come into play with the addition of the possibility of picking up taste accents from the filter. If you drop on a good combination then you are laughing but finding it might be very frustrating.

I also have an aged Russell Hobbs machine that is well up to the job of producing a decent tasting bulk brew for parties etc. This uses a removable plastic mesh filter.

Re: Best pour-over coffee maker

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:59 pm
by Ed
Right, the original machine was a Melitta ACM6-2 but I still can't find what the current machine is that is similar.

The nearest machine that keeps cropping up in searches is the Melitta Aromaboy.

The search continues.

Re: Best pour-over coffee maker

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:13 pm
by CakeBoy
Totally agree Ed. Some of those cheap brew machines do a good job. Our Melitta is just a plastic pour over cone that takes paper filters. We have a Russell Hobbs (actually need to check, but it’s a similar brand anyway) filter that does a decent job too for the comparatively few times we have brewed.