The automatic coffee dripper is one of the most convenient coffee inventions to ever hit the market. Automatic drip coffee makers turned the coffee brewing process into a quick and affordable process that can be found in almost every home, restaurant, or office building.
Even though automatic drip coffee makers are more common than its predecessors, people still use coffee drippers to create aromatic, robust, and flavorful brews of coffee.
If you are considering a pour over coffee dripper but are not sure where to begin, here are some tips to help you make your decision!
Brewing the Best Drip Coffee
There are many factors you should take into consideration when deciding to use a coffee dripper to brew a cup or pot of coffee.
The difference in brewing freshly roasted and ground coffee as opposed to brewing ground coffee purchased from the shelf of a supermarket or grocery store is an unbelievable difference. To brew the best drip coffee, you should use fresh ground coffee for the best results.
Types of Pour Over Coffee Drippers
There are a few different types of pour over coffee drippers to choose from. Some have a specific shape or design, while other are simple and to the point. We will cover the various types of coffee drippers for you to decide which one is best for you.
First on the list is the Chemex Classic Series 10-cup glass drip coffee maker. You will need Chemex Natural Coffee Filters to fold into a cone shape and place on the top of the canister. Next, you will grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse grind and place in the paper filter. Bring water to a boil in a stovetop safe pot and let cool for a moment before pouring a small amount over the coffee grounds. Once you have poured a small amount of hot water over the coffee grounds, wait about 30 seconds before pouring the remainder of the water over the coffee grounds.
This Chemex Classic Series Pour Over Coffee Dripper gets 4.5 stars out of 5. Users are unanimous that the flavor of this coffee made with this Chemex coffee dripper is top quality and the number one feature.
Another method of coffee drippers is this less vigorous approach through the OXO pour over coffee dripper. You will need to purchase OXO cone filters to fit this coffee dripper before use.
This coffee dripper takes all of the work out of the pour over process. Simply add ground coffee to the filter and place the dripper over your favorite mug or carafe. The walls of the coffee dripper holds up to 12 ounces of water so that you can pour it and forget it. Let the coffee maker and gravity do the rest! The water will slowly pour over the coffee grounds and drip into the mug below. All you have to do is remove the filter after each use and throw it away. That’s it!
Users give this easy single serve coffee dripper a well-deserved 4.7 stars out of 5. Users are most satisfied with how easy this coffee dripper is to use and clean.
This stainless steel mesh cone is designed to immediately hold ground coffee without the use of a paper filter. You will place this cone coffee dripper over your favorite 1 to 2 cup coffee mug and pour hot coffee into the cone to brew fresh coffee. Once finished, simply run the coffee dripper under water and use the included brush to clean. Then, get ready to use it again the next day!
Users have given this cone coffee dripper 4.4 out of 5 stars. Users give the material and durability of this cone coffee dripper a solid 5 stars, with ease of use coming in second with 4.7 stars.
The last coffee dripper on the list is the Clever Coffee Dripper. This coffee dripper is similar to the OXO single serve coffee dripper in that you don’t have to stand over the dripper and pour the water the entire time during the brewing process. Like the OXO single serve coffee dripper, you simply pour the water into the coffee dripper and let the coffee steep until you are ready to enjoy. When you are ready to enjoy, simply place the Clever Coffee Dripper on top of your mug or cup and the fresh brewed coffee will release through the valve below.
Users give the Clever Coffee Dripper 4.4 stars out of 5. Customers are most happy with how easy this coffee dripper is to use. You can easily pour the water into the coffee dripper and go on about your morning routine without being tied down to standing over the coffee dripper as you pour the water over the grounds. In addition to how easy this coffee dripper is to use, customers also agree that it is a durable and easy to clean coffee dripper.
So – Which One is Best?
The choice is yours, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Some users do not want to be required to stand over a coffee dripper and pour hot water into the maker throughout the entire process. If this is you, then you will want to invest in a coffee dripper that holds the water you pour into it and allows you to walk away.
If you want to be in control of the water you are pouring into your coffee dripper, you may want to invest in a coffee dripper like the Chemex or LHS stainless steel cone coffee dripper.
The good news is that these coffee drippers are similarly priced, but keep in mind that you may have to purchase additional paper filters if you are using a coffee dripper that does not come with a reusable stainless steel mesh filter.