If you’re a fan of Pour-Over coffee and want a beautiful setup to put on display on your kitchen counter, here’s the good news: you don’t have to spend a fortune for the best setup! We found some great pour-over drippers by Japanese brand Osaka that look simply beautiful, made from quality materials and are worth their money, for sure!
Osaka “Lake Mashu” Pour-over dripper with Wood Stand Set:
The Osaka Lake Mashu consists of a stainless steel cone filter, a stand with a wooden base and a 4-cup glass carafe. The carafe is made from borosilicate glass, which is resistant to thermal shock, it also does not absorb any odors, chemicals or residue. And while it can make a max of 4 cups, it has markings for 2 cups (9 oz) 3 cups (13.5 oz) and 4 cups (18 oz), with a full capacity of 20 oz. You can choose your favorite wood color: natural, Mahogany or black.
Osaka “Kaiyukan Gold” Tripod Pour Over Set:
This set has a different feel and aesthetic than the previous set, but it’s still as beautiful with it’s luxurious gold and brown tones! The set includes a gold stainless steel cone filter, a gold stand, a wooden base and a 20 oz carafe accented with cold metal and a brown wooden handle. The glass carafe is marked for 2 cups, 3 cups or 4 cups. Unlike the previous set, it is available only in one shade of wood.
Osaka Mount Zao Pour Over Coffee Station:
This set comes with an entirely different aesthetic, perfect for someone who wants the more classic pour-over look. The Mount Zao set includes a base with a metal stand, a stainless steel cone filter, and a 20-oz all-glass carafe.
Why Choose Osaka Pour-Over Home Set?
There are many pour-over sets available to buy, but here’s why these Osaka sets won our hearts:
- Beautiful designs that reflect the traditional Japanese style combining natural wood with metal.
- The stainless steel cone filters mean you don’t ever have to buy a paper filter again.
- They are very reasonably priced, making them a great set either for personal use or as a gift.
What Is a Clever Dripper?
When it comes to coffee cones or drippers, you are probably familiar with the Hario V60, which is the most popular one. Another one is a Chemex, the famous pour-over pot.
The Clever Dripper, which looks more like the Hario V60 than a Chemex, is another method of brewing drip coffee. While it looks like the V60, it isn’t considered a pour-over coffee maker. The Clever is actually unique in it’s way of brewing. It is called Immersion brewing, and it combines pour over but with the ability to steep your coffee longer, kind of like a French Press.
How Does a Clever Dripper Work?
The first few steps of brewing using a Clever Dripper are somewhat similar to Pour Over:
- Place the filter and wet it to get rid of any paper taste.
- Put in your coffee ground and pour in the water.
- You can pour down the water all at once or slowly. You don’t have to pour the water in increments like with traditional pour-over.
At this point, the Clever Dripper, unlike the V60, will hold the coffee in it and it will steep. Due to its unique mechanism with its shut off valve, the coffee doesn’t pour down until you’ve put the dripper over your mug or carafe. You can let your coffee steep for as long as you want, but 2 to 3 minutes is the recommended time. After it’s done steeping, place the Clever Dripper over your cup and the coffee will start to pour down.
How Does Clever Dripper Compare to Chemex When It Comes To Taste?
The main difference between these devices is retention and how long the coffee is kept before it’s poured into a mug/server.
- The Chemex is designed to be used with thick paper filters that retain a lot of the coffee’s oils. That, combined with the coarseness of the coffee ground and the slow pour of water, coffee is released slowly but the result is a light and clean cup of coffee.
- The Clever Dripper uses a lighter type of paper filters, but the dripper itself still contains the coffee ground perfectly. However, due to the fact the the coffee steeps in the dripper rather than pour down right away, it results in a bolder cup of coffee, almost as bold as a cup of French Press.
How Does Clever Dripper Compare to French Press?
We’ve already stated that Clever is the closest thing to French Press as both allow you to steep the coffee longer. However, since the French Press pot keeps the coffee ground in it even after you’ve pressed down the plunger, it will still continue to steep, though way less than before plunging. This means that a cup of French Press coffee is even stronger than a Clever’s.
What Kind of Filter Does a Clever Dripper Use?
For a Clever, you’ll need a paper filter size #4.
Does It Work With a Permanent Filter?
A permanent filter of the right size could work. However, it might pop up a bit and not sit correctly as a paper filter, which once wet, will mold to the shape of the dripper.
Clever Dripper vs. Bonavita, Are They Different?
Image Title Clever Coffee Dripper by CoastLine, Large, 18 Ounces Bonavita Wide Base Porcelain Immersion Dripper Feature CLEVER COFFEE DRIPPER; the CoastLine Clever Coffee Dripper combines the functionality of a French Press with the convenience of drip brewing while eliminating the drawbacks of each. Great-tasting coffee & effortless dripping!
QUALITY CONSTRUCTION; but our coffee dripper isn't only functional - it's also very well-built, and fashioned with durable, BPA-FREE Eastman TRITAN plastic. Meaning, you'll be 100% safe whenever you use the dripper!
SHUT-OFF VALVE; the best thing about the Clever Coffee Dripper is the shut-off valve it's equipped it, which holds the coffee until the brewing process is complete. This ensures that your coffee will always be free of grounds and simply delicious!
HIGHLY VERSATILE; this Clever coffee dripper by CoastLine fits the cups and thermoses with tops measuring 1.5" and 3.75" in diameter. At the same time, it works with just any kind of grind: pre-grind, your own grind, coarse, drip & more.
EASY PEASY CLEANING; French Presses are undoubtedly difficult to clean - but not the Clever Coffee Dripper. Simply dispose of the used grounds/filter and rinse! Gently scrub the cone with water and a brush or sponge to prevent ground buildup and you're done! Backed by 1-Year WARRANTY, this is totally risk-free buy; we will replace the Coffee Dripper if there's any problem. CLICK the Orange button to Order Now!
Porcelain dripper with an open/close switch to release coffee
Single cup brewing with French press flavor
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Uses No.4 paper filter or permanent filter
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- Bonavita’s Porcelain Dripper is actually an immersion dripper, just like Clever. The brewing method is the same, but there are a few design difference.
- With the Clever Dripper, the shut-off valve is designed to release the coffee once it is placed on top of a mug. It is also made of BPA-free plastic.
- The Bonavita Dripper has a switch valve. When you’re done steeping you’ll switch the valve to release the coffee. It’s made of porcelain so it is of higher quality than the Clever.
- The porcelain of the Bonavtia will actually help retain heat better than Clever’s plastic.
- Capacity wise, the Clever dripper is 18 oz while the Bonavita is 16 oz.
What’s The Difference Between Bonavita Porcelain and Bonavita V-Style Dripper?
The Bonavita V-style dripper is actually a pour-over dripper, much like the Hario V60. It doesn’t have the steeping feature of the Bonavita Dripper or Clever.
Watch How the Bonavita Dripper Works:
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Bodum has always been famous of their french press pots. But they’re also increasingly becoming popular for their great pour-over pot. In this post, we will be highlighting the difference between these two to help you choose the right product for you.
Bodum French Press, How Does It Work?
Whether it’s Bodum or another French Press brand, the method of french press works the same (although the quality of Bodum pots is hard to beat!). French press, which is also known as press pot or plunger coffee, is very simple method of brewing coffee, which is probably why it’s a favorite among many coffee lovers.
The French Press is made of a simple pot with a lid that has a filter attached to it. When you fill your pot with your favorite coffee ground, add hot water and leave it to steep for a few minutes. When your steeping time is over, all you have to do is press down your filter, which holds the coffee ground at the bottom of the pot and lifts all the coffee brew up. Here’s a quick video of how it works:
Because when using French Press the coffee ground remains in the pot, usually the taste of the coffee is bolder than that made using Pour-over. If you prefer a bold, full bodied cup of coffee, you’ll enjoy the results of French Press.
Bodum Pour Over, How Does It Work?
Compared to the French Press, the Pour-Over pot is a relatively new addition to the Bodum family. Preparing coffee following the Pour-Over method is an increasingly popular trend among coffee lovers. Although it requires more time and a more precise procedure, many people still find it very enjoyable (myself included!).
The basis of pour-over is brewing coffee on a cone which lets the coffee drips slowly. There are different types of pour-over cones, there are the small cones that can be placed directly on your mug like the famous Hario V60, or you can use a decanter where the cone is placed on top of it and your coffee drips into the serving decanter, like Chemex or the Bodum Pour-over pot.
With the Bodum Pour-over, you get a glass decanter with a reusable cone filter. You will add the coffee ground to the filter then you’ll have to slowly pour your water over a course of a minute or two, you’ll notice that the coffee will start to slowly pour down into the decanter. Here’s how it works:
Pour over coffee results in a lighter and cleaner cup of coffee. As the coffee ground remains in the top filter, you’ll notice that the coffee brewed is oil-free and less bitter or acid in taste.
Which One Should You Go For?
Eventually, it all comes down to how you prefer your coffee to taste:
- If you want a strong cup of coffee, more on the bitter side, and with all oily flavors of the coffee ground in-tact, then French Press is the way to go.
- For a low acid, clean and crisp cup of coffee, Pour-over is definitely the way to go.
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We’ve written a lot about Bonavita’s popular coffee makers models BV1800 and BV1900. Today, we’re coving another version of the famous Bonavita, the BV1500.
Features of the Bonavita BV1500:
- 5-cup capacity, 5 oz per cup.
- Coffee maker replicates the process of pour-over automatically.
- Optional Pre-infusion mode saturates coffee ground to bloom (degas) and extracts more flavor.
- Heater maintains water at optimal brewing temperature of 195F to 205F
- Specially designed showerhead allows for ideal extraction in small batches.
- Includes a thermal, stainless steel lined carafe.
The Bonavita is available in two models: BV1500TS and BV1500TD.
What Is The Difference Between BV1500TS vs. BV1500TD?
There’s one major difference between the TS and TD models, which not only makes a difference between these two, but also other Bonavita brewers.
The BV1500TD has a digital display with programmable auto-start timer. This isn’t available in the BV1500TS or BV1800 and BV1900.
Who Should Buy the Bonavita BV1500?
The BV1500 was created as an alternative to the larger 8-cup models, the BV1800 and BV1900. As the Bonavita requires you to brew a full carafe each time, if you’re a single user, or prefer to brew a small batch at a time, the 5-cup BV1500 is the best choice for you. Although labeled as 5-cup, in reality, as most of us use large cups, a full carafe would provide you with 2 to 3 full size mugs.
Does Bonavita Make a 10-cup or 12-cup Coffee Maker?
No, as of now (2016) it doesn’t. The largest capacity is 8-cups and it’s available in the BV1800 and BV1900 models.
Watch How It Works:
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Pour-over is a great method of brewing a clean and crisp cup of coffee that is full of flavor and aroma. Many people find a lot of joy in the process of pour-over coffee, but as it is a method that requires some time, you might find yourself looking for a quicker method of brewing coffee.
With an automatic pour over coffee maker, and aren’t we thankful those exist!, you won’t have to compromise taste for convenience. There are some excellent coffee makers on the market that replicate the method of pour over in a fully automatic way, so when you don’t have the time, all you have to do is push a button and still have great taste pour-over coffee.
Top Rated Automatic Pour Over Coffee Makers:
KitchenAid Pour-over Coffee Maker:
- SCAA Certified, Meets the Gold Cup standards.
- Replicates the manual pour-over brewing method.
- Heats water to optimal temperature range of 198F to 204F at the top of the brewer to eliminate heat loss during the brewing process.
- LCD display shows the steps of brewing process, from heating, pouring and steeping.
- Includes the option to choose your roast type: medium or dark, allows to taste the flavor difference between the two roasts.
- Includes an 8-cup glass carafe.
- Also includes a coffee scoop and a starter pack of #4 filters.
Also read: our KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Maker Review
OXO On Barista Brain Coffee Maker:
- SCAA Certified coffee maker that replicates pour-over.
- Brews up to 9 cups.
- Keeps optimal water temperature of 197F to 204F.
- Internal mixing tube ensures the coffee is thoroughly blended as it brews.
- Backlit LED interface displays coffee maker status and freshness indicator.
- Fully programmable with 24hr auto start timer.
- Simple dial control allows you to program and choose how many cups to brew.
- Includes a thermal stainless steel carafe.
Bonavita BV1900 Coffee Maker:
- SCAA certified coffee maker.
- Makes 8 cups of coffee.
- Keeps optimal water temperature of 195F to 205F
- Includes thermal carafe.
- One-button operation, simple turn the machine on to start brewing.
- Not programmable, does not have a display.
Watch How They Work:
KitchenAid Pour Over Demo:
OXO On Barista Brain:
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