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Melitta Single-Cup Pour Over Coffee Brewer, Black
QUICK & EASY HANDCRAFTED BREWING: This 1-cup pour-over coffee maker is the perfect way to make a great cup of gourmet coffee. Includes cone plus a start up supply of Melitta #2 cone filters. The heavy duty plastic filter cone is top-rack dishwasher safe.SMART, CONVENIENT DESIGN: This pour-over's ingenious cone design allows you to monitor your pour & avoid overfilling.THE BEST WAY TO BREW: Aficionados agree that pour-over brewing makes the best coffee. Just place a paper filter in the pour-over, scoop in your favorite coffee, pour hot water over the grounds & enjoy.POUR YOUR OWN COFFEE: Your perfect cup of coffee awaits right at home when you brew with our pour-over coffee sets, porcelain pour-overs, pour-over cones, mugs and kits.JOIN THE PURSUIT: Melitta is dedicated to providing the ultimate coffee experience with our premium coffee filters, coffee pods, carafes, pour-over brewers, coffee makers, & coffees.
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84 Reddit comments about Melitta Single-Cup Pour Over Coffee Brewer, Black:

u/Hoogs · 29 pointsr/Coffee

Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder

Melitta Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer


That leaves you with about $12 to spare, which you could spend on some beans.

(This is my own setup btw, so I may or may not be biased. It is cheap though.)

u/pillowcurtain · 24 pointsr/AskCulinary

I've used a coffee filter to filter my bacon fat and the end result is crystal clear, melted gold.

edit: if you find that you're needing to filter bacon fat often, I'd buy one of these, granted you aren't filtering gallons of the stuff at a time.

I haven't used this gold filter for bacon fat, but in terms of coffee making, some fine dust particles will make it through this filter. If you want something that'll filter out almost every solid, maybe you can go with this.

Wait until your fat has cooled off a bit, then plop this filter cone on top of an open jar, put a coffee filter in, and pour away. I have seen both of these filter cones in multiple grocery stores like Wal-mart and Kroger. Super cheap and reusable!

u/the_marigny · 18 pointsr/Coffee

Yes, ditch it. You'll get better coffee for less money with less environmental waste from any of the methods suggested here.

I'll put in my vote for what got me into pour-overs, and which never seems to get much love on this sub: a good old fashioned Melitta drip cone, which makes a more than decent cup of coffee with easily obainable (and cheap) filters with a minimum of fuss. You can pick up a small one that's perfect for one or two cups for under ten bucks, and a set with a larger cone which also includes a glass carafe (perfect for making multiple cups at once) for not much more than that.

u/scuttle_butt_ · 16 pointsr/AskReddit

I use a coffee filter cone. It's dirt cheap (mine was $2.50) and makes a single serving.

u/FezFernando · 10 pointsr/Coffee

That's basically how I started and discovered that manually brewing coffee is much better than a drip machine.

You can get a Melitta very cheap. It's probably cheaper at a box store than on-line. It closely replicates the cone you used, as it only has one hole. Additionally, the filters are very inexpensive.

For your next upgrade, I'd highly recommend a scale. You'll be able to produce consistent results. After than it's all about better toys tools.

u/EmbalmingFiend · 9 pointsr/Coffee

I think that the complexity of different coffee flavors keep enthusiasts coming back! There are so many nuances in a cup that can change with brewing method and even drink temperature. So, if you're finding that there's a lot more to it than a caffeine boost, you're right! There can be a lot of ritual to your morning cup, and it's an essential part of my morning. I rotate between two brewing methods: aeropress and pourover. my wife got me a very simple pour-over a couple years ago and I love it:
If you're looking for different brewing methods, you can't beat this one on price and quality. You can find filters for it on amazon or most grocery stores.

u/Lbox88 · 9 pointsr/Coffee

Large Clever Dripper is my vote, the ease and larger cups of a french press, but paper filter to make it a cleaner cup and much easier cleanup. The aeropress is fine, but the small cup size is slightly annoying as you have to make a concentrate and water down if you want larger, though it is faster. There's also the cheap test if you want, to get a $5 Melitta dripper with #2 filters that are sold at almost every major grocery store, a lot of times cheaper than you can get online. This is what I use most days now over the Clever/Aeropress/Chemex, I make about 14oz cups.


It's better to grind right before brewing, but if it's down to like a $10 blade grinder or ground 4 days prior by a big Commercial grinder, the commercial will be better as it's much more consistent. if you want to try before investing in a grinder, go to your local nice coffee shop and when you buy a bag have them grind it for you on their big shop grinder.

u/solarparade · 8 pointsr/Coffee

Spend $5 on one of these suckers.

u/AmNotLost · 8 pointsr/Coffee

Keeping it under $70 at that point is gonna get tricky if you need to buy all those things, too. But here's what I'd recommend.

-Hario hand grinder ($30)
-Any digital scale, maybe upgrade eventually ($14)
-Any kettle, something like this should be like $10 at Walmart or something
-Aeropress ($33)

That's $87. If you just heat water in a microwave container if you already have that, that'll save you $10.

Or swap the Aeropress for this. melitta pour over ($6) and some filters ($6). These make good coffee, too, and will save $21 off the price of the aeropress (though you'll need more filters eventually)

Many of these you'll eventually want to upgrade to something better. But these will get you started.

u/delecti · 7 pointsr/personalfinance

Don't let yourself fall into the trap of buying expensive items to "save money". For example, don't buy a coffee machine, get a simple single-cup brewer like this. Don't get an expensive tupperware set, grab a $3 pack of reusable containers from the grocery store.

u/ddp · 6 pointsr/italy

Sono Americano, per favore scusare il mio Italiano ma questo tema e vicino al mio cuore.

Non hai detto dove lei abita. C'è buon caffè a San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, e New York (forse Chicago, ma non so personalmente). In altre parti del paese, sia un disastro veramente. Dopo Starbucks c'è più o meno da niente. Non abbiamo la cultura di caffè al fuori delle città. È una vergogna. (Tra parentesi Starbucks hanno sempre espresso, anche se non lo elenchino nel loro menu.)

Due marche che mi piacono sono Blue Bottle e Stumptown Roasters entrambe di quale è possibile ordinare sul Internet. Naturalmente senza assagiarli ciò è una problema diversa. Però comincerei con Blue Bottle - Giant Steps. Stumptown hanno forse troppe scelte.

Per fare il caffè, mi piace una Melitta con filtro #2 o una pressa francese (Bodum). Qui è possibile trovare una Melitta nel tanti supermercati. Secondo me, il metodo e la macchina di caffè americano di base entrambe fanno schifo. Lei potrebbe anche ordinare una Bialetti da

Detto questo, ho una macchina espresso da Illy a casa e anche una disposizione permanente con loro a spedirmi nuovi caffè ogni mese. Si funziona bene per me ma non è specialmente economico.

u/Scrofuloid · 5 pointsr/Coffee
u/Troglophile · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Or if you have a Jetboil you can just get a French press adapter. Or go for the titanium french press. I keep it simple and just do drip coffee with one of these.

BTW, PRzitremedy1, awesome! I think I'll bring my Bialetti for a hike next time!

u/jja619 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

You could just get one of these pour over cones and a reusable metal filter.

u/xanderbuck · 4 pointsr/Coffee

You could look into a French press (I like bodum but all brands work). I also recommend getting a melitta brewing cone, for the $3-$5 it costs it makes insane coffee for the price. Also if you can, never go with pre ground beans, you can actually get a grinder for pretty cheap on amazon or at the least go to your local coffee shop (non Starbucks) and buy a bag of beans from them and ask them to grind it for you. Hope this helps! Excited for your coffee journey!

u/clipperdouglas29 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Well a funnel strictly speaking isn't the right angle to properly support a coffee filter, making it get lopsided easily and likely fold on itself. Now that said you can get plastic versions of these for about $6 and they're just as good. Although I'm sure you'll get someone complaining about the plastic interfering with the flavor, which is likely bullshit.




In the end tho, look how pretty the porcelain is!

u/Cosmic_Charlie · 4 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Dude, get one of these.

Boil water, and you have drip coffee, with very little extra weight. I've carried mine for thousands of miles.

u/beatenbyrobots · 4 pointsr/foodhacks

This guy nails it. However, instead of a french press I would recommend this cheap-ass, easy-to-clean, impossible-to-break pour over cone. Although Amazon prices it at over $5, I usually see it in stores for $2-4. French presses make great coffee, but I think they're a pain in the ass to clean and oh so easy to break.

u/givemeyournews · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I think to best answer this request, we'll need a bit more info. Are you ok with a manual grinder, or do you prefer an electric grinder? Do you want a drip brewer or a pour over set up? Are you looking to get into espresso? And, what is your actual budget in your local currency?

And now for a guess at what might work for you...

A [Melitta Plastic Pour Over Dripper]( $5 to $6 (a lot of grocery stores carry these in stock)

A box of #2 Cone filters at your local grocery store $2

If you want an automatic drip brewer, and you are making smaller amounts for just you, the [Bonavita 5 cup]( is wroth a look. it runs about $66. I have the 8 cup for the wife and I and we love it.

Filters can be purchased, again, at your local grocery store for about $2.

[Brewista SmartPour Kettle w. Thermometer]( $40. There are cheaper ones, but I personally have this one and have loved it.

[Scale]( This is a must. $30

[Bratza Encore]( Grinder is the default recommendation around here, and for good reason. It's high quality, and easily serviceable. New they run $139, but you can save $40 and pick up a [refurb]( (still with the 1 year warrantee) for $99 direct from Baratza.

If you want a cheaper option, and don't mind a manual hand grinder, there are a few options, but the [Hario Skerton Pro]( is about the lowest cost / still decent quality grinders, grinder that most would recommend. It runs about $60, and personally, I'd spend the extra $30 on an Encore refurb.

Happy Mug Beans are a pretty great option. I really enjoy the Big Foot Espresso blend (despite it's name) as a pour over, and even like it in my drip brewer. The Inspirational Artist Blend is a great option too. But really just try them out and see what you like. Their bags (for 1lbs of whole beans) run $11 - $13

Hope that helps.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Coffee

That one is one of my least hated varieties as well.

If you get a chance and want to try some good coffee (on the cheap), try this:

Buy these items: Ready Set Joe Pour-Over:

Filters for above:

Cafe Bustelo, Medaglia D'Oro, Cafe Pilon, any good pre-ground espresso coffee. If you can't find it in your grocer's coffee aisle, look in the aisle with all the Goya stuff in it. Two heaping tablespoons in a filter in the Melita thing, microwave 8 oz water in a Pyrex glass measuring cup until it boils, wait for it to stop boiling, pour it slowly over the coffee into your mug. Total investment should be less than fifteen bucks, assuming you need to buy the Pyrex.

u/HarryManilow · 3 pointsr/Coffee

if you're super brand new and dont' even know what your coffee should taste like yet, i'd suggest just starting with something like a cheap Melitta cone and working your way up with kettle, grinder, scale, etc as you go.

u/flatcurve · 3 pointsr/freebies

Or don't get a Keurig brand machine. If you absolutely must have the convenience of single-serving k-cups, there are 3rd party brewers that use the same form factor but without the lockout. They're only screwing themselves here.

If you're not a fan of the thin coffee that comes from K-cups, but you want single serving coffee, my advice is to get either a manual drip cone filter or an aeropress.

The aeropress makes the best coffee, hands down. However it takes a little more work, uses a little more grinds, and is a bit convoluted with all of the different parts. This is what I use at home on the weekends. The manual drip is what I use at work. I've got the routine down:

  • 20g of coffee in a #4 filter. (The cone says to use #2, but #4 sticks out past the edges which prevents grinds from getting in and allows you to pour in more water)
  • 175F (80C) water. My kettle at home can be dialed in, but at work I just let it boil and then sit for a minute or two. In other words: you want very hot, but not boiling water.
  • 12oz cup
  • Pour in water over grinds until water is level with top of the plastic cone.
  • Stir vigorously until water level has dropped to only 1/3rd full.
  • Fill with water again but do not stir, and let it drain. Should be enough to fill the cup.
u/solsangraal · 3 pointsr/coolguides

for a single cup, nothing beats a simple pourover.

u/sympathyfordiscord · 3 pointsr/DiWHY

not really a moka since it doesn't use steam to push water through the grounds. more like a shitty pour over when you dont have 5$ to spend on on this

u/gbeier · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Cheaply-built auto drip machines work against you in a few ways:

  1. Poor temperature control. Some may not ever get close to the sweet spot for your beans. Others are just really inconsistent.

  2. Poor dispersion patterns. They tend not to wet the coffee very evenly. Some are better than others in this regard.

  3. A glass pot sitting on a hot plate does not do good things for coffee flavor.

    So how much does this matter? The first is the most important, IMO, and it varies a lot from cheap machine to cheap machine. How much you care about it varies a lot from coffee to coffee. If you've got a machine that can basically hit a temperature where the coffee you're using tastes good and it's mostly consistent about doing so, you're in luck. Just keep it descaled, because limescale will severely degrade the ability to hit the temperature. I think the dispersion pattern matters less for most coffees, and as long as you get it off the burner right away, it doesn't do too much damage.

    The secret to getting a decent cup from one of these is to use good, fresh beans. Grind them with a good grinder just before you brew. Use water that tastes good before you pour it in.

    All that said, given the same prerequisites (good, fresh beans, a good grinder, good water) you'll be able to produce a better cup than these cheap makers by using the cheapest manual pour cone you can find. By manually heating the water, you control temperature yourself. By manually pouring the water, you can make sure that the grounds are soaked nice and evenly. And by not pouring it into a glass carafe sitting on a burner, you can avoid degrading the coffee by heating it once it's brewed.

u/sorasonline · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Grinder: Hario Slim ~$25 or mini mill ~$29 (looks too expensive to go for the mini mill)

Option 1: Aeropress and filters, may be just under or around $50 with the grinder, might overshoot by a few bucks. ~$29 for Aeropress and paper filters, steel filter available but not within budget (~$15-18).

Option 2: melitta pourover cone and filters, need a pyrex to heat/pour your water, but every kitchen should have one of those anyway. ~$13 for cone and filters.

Looks like going the pourover route (before shipping and whatnot) will cost you a total of ~$38, while the Aeropress will be ~$54. The pourover route will mean you don't have as great a control over the brew (many people like an expensive gooseneck kettle, but whatever), but will be significantly under-budget. The Aeropress will be slightly over budget, but you won't have to worry about pour control.

u/clay_target_clubs · 3 pointsr/Coffee

My story is a simple story of liking coffee then slowly going down the wormhole into a full fledged problem.

I always liked coffee, since high school. Would always drink it black, sometimes would add some cream or milk, but usually just enjoyed a good cup. A good cup from a drip is rare, I didn't know this before, it was good to me.

What started me and my completely normal addiction, was a girl. I had taken a new job out of town, a 3hr drive away, and needed to move. I had just started seeing this girl so nothing was serious and we promised to keep in touch and visit once in a while. Well the relationship never slowed down and we ended up seeing each other every weekend. The problem was, when I went to see her and stay at her place, she didn't drink coffee so she didn't have a coffee machine. I would end up having some tea to hold me over. One day while we were grocery shopping, I ended up finding one of these. I thought $5 well that's not bad I'll be able to at least get a cup of coffee now. No reason to by another mr. coffee just to use twice a week, So I bought it with a bag a ground beans.

The next morning I tried out my purchase, had to boil water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Made my cup and tasted it AND..... I don't remember now but it was passable, same as my next few cups. I slowly was getting my coffee:water ratio down and was getting better and better cups. And every so often I would get an amazing cup that would rival anything I had ever tasted, but then the next was ok, weak, or extremely bitter. Couldn't figure out why.

At this time I had just found reddit and found /r/coffee. I started to read some of the How to Coffee links and doing some Google searches. Oh water temp, get a quick read thermometer. Coffee was much better consistently. This was good for a while, finally the GF found a job near me I bought a house and she moved in. Then I had a Kitchen with lots of empty cabinets to fuel my new found addiction. Burr grinder was the next purchase along with a chemex, Coffee is excellent and consistently good.

Now over the next two years I'm always looking for the next best cup, Slowly it consumes the rest of the kitchen. A scale, a electric kettle, Aeropress, french press, vacuum pot, cold brew, Turkish, a goose neck kettle, pop corn popper... My kitchen is now full, once section dedicated to coffee, and every morning I slave over measuring the perfect amount of beans, getting the grind just right, perfect water temp. Timing the bloom with the correct amount of water. Perfecting the pour from the goose neck kettle. All so when I finally get to enjoy a cup I always wonder if I could get it better.

u/tallriktallrik · 3 pointsr/personalfinance

Totally agree! Even a cheap-ish grocery store coffee like Eight O'Clock tastes 100x better than Starbucks drip coffee to me. Especially when you buy the whole bean and grind it yourself before brewing.

I use a simple one-cup pour over cone. I got mine for about $3 at Christmas Tree Shops. I like that it's easier to clean up than a french press. Just grind the beans, put in a paper filter, and pour small amounts of hot water over the beans until the cup is full. Doesn't even compare to Starbucks.

u/ImALittleCrackpot · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Interesting. I use a non-folding version both at home and when I'm camping without any undue waiting.

u/whiskeysnowcone · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Is your grinder a blade grinder? If it is a burr grinder will be a big improvement. But regardless try a different Brewer. If you're strapped for cash get a cheap pour over Brewer like this Melitta with that you can boil your water and control the temperature better than what the machine will do. I would recommend a thermometer of some sort but it's not 100% necessary. The Melitta was my first coffee Brewer and I still use it from time to time. A Chemex would be a bigger improvement but there no reason to go all out at first. Start small and get your technique down before you put money into something bigger.

A scale is also a big improvement so you can accurately weigh the beans and the water you're using. I bought a $20 scale from the grocery store and it's been kicking for a few years now. I would honestly say that a scale is more important then the thermometer but that's just my opinion. I'm a fan of accuracy.

Keep reading through this sub and you'll find all kinds of good advice. Have fun!

u/zem · 2 pointsr/Coffee

i've used a french press and an aeropress in the past, but ultimately settled on a melitta cup-top pourover cone:

also, i recently did a lot of googling around on good + affordable burr grinders, and ended up with this one, which i'm very happy with:

you'll also want an electric kettle.

u/pasbesoin · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Melitta cone cup-top and pot-top filters are quite cheap and, in my opinion, do most if not all of the job of a Chemex or whatever without the financial outlay. I'd see that as your next step: Moving from the Mr. Coffee to something that brews at the right temperature.

You can simply heat water on the stovetop, until you get a better solution. Premeasure the water, so that you know to just pour the entire lot instead of guessing how much water to pour after it's heated. If you have a thermometer that goes high enough, time how long it takes that amount of freshly boiled water to cool down to your target brew temparature. If your inside conditions remain the same and you use the same vessel to heat the water, then you don't need to use the thermometer each time. Just bring the water to a boil, switch off the heat, and wait that long.

As far as using the Melitta, don't neglect to "bloom" the grounds for several seconds with a bit of that hot water, before continuing the pour. Pour the water carefully, to help keep the grounds from "climbing" the sides, where they will not extract fully. I pour some water thusly and then also tap the side of the Melitta lightly to help settle the grounds. I pour the water in a few stages, instead of all at once, again to help keep the grounds settled and so promote better extraction.

Switching to a Melitta filter made a big difference, for me. If you are concerned about quality/flavor, you want to get away from that Mr. Coffee.

P.S. Non-affiliate Amazon links, just as examples including of low prices. Not saying it need be Amazon.

u/tacezi · 2 pointsr/Coffee

The pour over sets at my local shop are cheaper than even this one. A big package of filters is usually $1.

u/rotf110 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Yeah, those Melitta cones are great. They have them on Amazon, too.

u/Nastyboots · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

A few years ago I brought a bag of good fresh coffee backpacking with a girlfriend. A plastic Melitta pour over thing and a few filters were much appreciated in the cold mornings. I just weighed my brewer and it's a whopping 58 grams, and at most grocery stores for like 5 bucks. I pretty much always bring that plus a Trangia kettle, good coffee is just hard for me to compromise on...

u/Odjur · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Melitta Ready Set Joe. $6 on Amazon. My local supermarket has them for $3.

u/Booshur · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Not espresso, but cant beat a melitta for budget coffee maker. Its as simple as it gets.

But for more espresso-like, aeropress.

u/annnm · 2 pointsr/Coffee

you can go even cheaper.

this is the one i use on a daily basis. for reference, i have all of the other manual methods mentioned on this page including aeropress, chemex, and frenchpress.

u/aricberg · 2 pointsr/firstworldproblems

This a million times over! The flavor ranges from "bitter black water" to "Parmesan cheesy" to "fish." And since I'm not a sugar and cream fan (or in my work place's case, powdered cream-like compound), I can't even mask the flavor.

Fortunately, there's a hot water tap on the side of the coffee maker, and I have a single cup coffee brewer so I can make my own. Everyone always asks why I pay to bring a bag of coffee and some filters in when I can always get free coffee, no matter how bad. I just reply with "you get what you pay for."

u/Silverkarn · 2 pointsr/technology

I use this: Melitta

Works awesome, you can buy normal coffee pot filters, no need to buy the special shaped ones.

Kind of hard to tell how much water you're putting in it though, i overfill my cups often.

u/qreepii · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

This is what I use, i just sit it on top of my cooking pot.

single coffee brewer

Also doubles as a filter for getting debris out of melting snow.

u/disgustipated · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Thanks for posting this. I hike and camp regularly. My pack weight for a 3-day trip is 38 pounds including food and 1st day's water. The difference between 38 and oh, 42 pounds is very noticeable.

I use a Melitta pour-over frame like this. Lightest solution I've found that makes good coffee; only complaint is that its odd shape can make it hard to pack.

u/pinkylemonade · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/anderm3 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I'd stick with the V60 based on the "it is cliche for a reason" logic. The other ones I've tried are the Beehouse and the Melitta

I don't think there is a huge difference. Swirly ridges inside foster proper flow channels.. blah blah. Maybe, but it is a pour over, you have to get a lot of other stuff consistently right before that is your issue.

I will say this, ceramic is the way to go if you are willing to pre-heat. I've blind taste tested that and it is noticeable in the cup.

u/jdmotta · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Don't drink it, you are transforming a good beverage into a bad drink.
You know when you add more coffee to a regular coffee maker make it slightly strong with good taste? Well is not the same for instant coffe, only makes it worst.
*I'm a broken student too, and I offer you two solutions that worked for me: This cheap plastic coffee maker that you put on top of your coffee mug and you buy a permanent filter and you are done.
Don't like it? Well This awesome french press save my life at work, no filters! Just add hot watter wait a couple of minutes and you have a tasty fresh made coffe.

I hope it helps, and remember instant coffee it's never the answer.

u/southernbabe · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Everyone else has most of the bases covered so here's amazon links if you can't find things at second hand stores/dollar stores/clearance centers.

Storage Containers
Ace Hardware
[Target] (
Rather than getting tupperware get a flat of quart size mason jars. Doesn't spill in transport, works in the freezer, microwave proof without the lid, and doesn't absorb smells or warp with frequent use.
*Alternative is to save glass jars from groceries and wash them for use

Coffee Maker
Get a single cone coffee brewer if you drink coffee. You can buy it on amazon or find it in the coffee section at walmart/target/any grocery really.

Can Opener
Don't buy a can opener at the dollar store or CVS in a bind. Just order this one. I've had it for years with frequent use.

If you have an ikea nearby, they also have a great kitchen section especially for inexpensive flatware sets.

u/BadTownBrigade · 1 pointr/Coffee
u/lazyslacker · 1 pointr/Coffee

Grounds with only an automatic drip maker?

Maybe take this as an opportunity to get into the world of preparing your own coffee.

This, and filters, will be your only required purchase, assuming you have a kettle. Huge improvement over an automatic drip, because you can control the flow and temperature of the water.

Give it a shot. You can only do some much, though, if the coffee itself is bad.

u/sameeroquai · 1 pointr/Coffee

Thanks poolstick, I agree about brew time occurring on its own. Here's the dripper I use:

Pour over brewer

Here's my method:

  • Load 25g coffee into already wet filter/cone. (using a 25g:300g ratio)
  • Place over cup, place on scale, tare.
  • Add about 100g water to bloom, wait 30 seconds for bubbles stop, gasses to escape. (Any less water and the grounds aren't quite covered.)
  • Add another 100g water, wait for coffee to get close to surfacing, add approx. 100g more, for 300g total.
  • Taste and evaluate.

    My water is usually around 200 degrees (using Thermapen instant read).
    Bloom usually 30-60 seconds.
    Grind size seems to work well (i.e. not too acidic, sour, or bitter - usually).
    Real issue is sometimes it can be sour or bitter and other times it's amazing.
u/The_High_Life · 1 pointr/vandwellers

For quality of a cup of coffee I feel like a French Press or Pour Over system is best. We prefer the pour over more than the french press because its easier to clean. A percolator is probably the worst way to coffee.

A 2 cup pour over is like $5 and we usually get about 30oz of coffee from one filter. We heat with an MSR Whisperlite, a small gas cartridge lasts so many cups of coffee we haven't been able to count.

u/Luxin · 1 pointr/Coffee

I would take this over an aeropress

They are 2.99 at my local grocery store. Buy two incase somebody "borrows" it and 200 filters. Should run you $12 for the semester.

u/nowxisxforever · 1 pointr/Coffee

It's been mentioned, but a pour-over cone is cheaper than instant, and your coffee will be better.

My setup:

  • Burr grinder (you don't need one, a blade or buying preground will be okay, though it's not ideal taste-wise, it'll be better than instant.)

  • Melitta plastic pour-over cone and #2 cone filters (unbleached)

  • Cheap electric kettle.

    Simple. Pick your mug. Start your kettle. Put the pourover on top of your mug, put your filter in, grind/measure your coffee and put in. When the water's hot, pour it over until your cup is full.

    Techniques vary, but this has got to be one of the most dead-simple ways to make cheap coffee. Plus it only takes a couple minutes. :)
u/bokono · 1 pointr/technology
u/Googoom · 1 pointr/declutter

Get rid of the microwave and get an electric kettle that makes boiling water in seconds to heat up your cups of tea. To reheat food, use the stove top--using your hands and taking a few moments to get in touch with your food may prove to be more satisfying than pressing buttons.

For coffee--make single servings. Each cup will be fresh and since you have the electric kettle you will have boiled water right there in seconds.

As for the toaster and dish drainer--I have no suggestions.

u/tactical_mittens · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Aeropress is ok, but you can get similar results with a simple single-cup pourover.

You can find one of these plastic filter holders for $3-6 at any big grocery store:

Then get some #2 paper cone filters which are also very cheap.

The part that gets expensive (if you want it to be!) is a coffee grinder. I have a nice electric one at home that I paid about $300 for. But when I'm on the road I use a hand-grinder: The Hario one is $35 but you can find similar ones for $20.

You could also just spend $10 on a shitty electric blade grinder. The fresh-ground coffee will still taste better than the pre-ground stuff but you might not get full flavor extraction if the grind is inconsistent.

To boil water I use an electric kettle, but you can also just use a propane stove or microwave or whatever you have available. I heat my water to anywhere between 190oF and 205oF, actually boiling water is too hot for coffee.

The most important single thing you can do for awesome coffee is simply grinding the beans fresh and then making the coffee. Everything else that coffee snobs do as part of their coffee ritual don't add too much more unless you have a really refined palate and are serious about coffee. Some people need to have their beans uniformly ground at the right diameter, use water at an exact temperature, and have a drip process that lasts for a precise amount of time. They aim for consistency so they spend a shitload on expensive grinders and kettles. They'll only use beans that were roasted within the past week.

But for me, as long as the beans were roasted within the past couple of months (pro-tip: don't buy a bag of coffee beans if it doesn't have the roasting date on it), I grind them fresh for coffee, and use water-that-isn't-boiling-yet, I get a cup I can really enjoy.

u/humbled · 1 pointr/environment

Indeed. I just use one of these. Well, I have a ceramic version, but same idea.

u/original_4degrees · 1 pointr/needadvice

something simple like this or this?

you can make a casual cup with the syphon. I have never tried folgers or anything with mine, but i do use the pre-ground dunkin donuts coffee for a quick 'i just want some coffee'. the key to the syphon is how long you leave it brewing before removing it from the heat.

u/an_imaginary_friend · 1 pointr/Coffee

To replicate the set up in the picture you can purchase

  • this cone filter
  • 2 or #4 filters (available on amazon and most grocery stores)

  • and use any pitcher/carafe that the melitta fits on top of

    <$12, assuming you have a kettle and pitcher

    Even easier and cheaper, you can do a cold brew. Add grounds and room temp water to any container (french press makes things more convenient if you have one) that fits your desired amount, let sit for 18-24 hours, then pour through a paper filter
u/luckykarma83 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Central_Incisor · 1 pointr/Frugal

Of all the things I've tried, I ended up with a 2 cup Pyrex that I microwave water to a cool (by most standards) 180-190°F and use a pour over coffee cone and a folded circle of muslin fabric. I usually pre-grind the beans at the store as the coffee doesn't last more than a week.

Using the cone I was able to try the a "cold press" method by half filling a mason jar with coffee grounds and letting them soak in the refrigerator and using the cone to filter the strong coffee for later drinking.

u/Buhhwheat · 1 pointr/Coffee

Since the OP mentioned being in a dorm, this may be an even better option:

No need to pay extra for the bigger cone or carafe if you're just gonna be making coffee for yourself - get this little cone and probably have more than enough left on that gift card for a box of #2 filters.

u/space_island · 1 pointr/canada

Melitta makes one, here and here.

For camping there are a couple sold by various outdoor stores, pretty sure Mountain Equipment Coop sells at least one kind.

edit: here is another this one has a permanent filter.

u/saintsolitaire · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Over time i got a lil grossed out by all the insides of the average coffee maker that you cannot clean so I bought a french press and a drip over cup cone thing. I much prefer these. The coffee tastes fresher than any machine I've ever used mainly because these two things are very easy to clean in between each use.

u/Mr_You · 1 pointr/gso

You can get one of these if you're only interested in making one cup at a time.

u/nimajneb · 1 pointr/dataisbeautiful

I use one of these, the filters are biodegradable. link

u/cupboard1 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

<$10 -- no moving parts --

The only negative IMO is the plastic, which I don't like coming in contact with anything I am going to put in my mouth.

u/E466069 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Melitta all the way and I don't keep coffee for long enough to worry about oxygen

u/swroasting · 1 pointr/Coffee

Here's the [manufacturer instructions] ( maybe, no pics, but it sounds right. Here's the [Amazon] ( page which has a little info on it.

u/TracieV42 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah. We have a really good local roaster (Velo) I get my coffee from. I don't drink it often so i get whole beans and grind them as I need it.

I treated myself to a new coffeemaker a couple of years ago sort of like this one but smaller and it's been great. I also have a french press and an espresso maker I sometimes use the Press for tea as well.

Little weird things that sit on top of your cup have become oddly popular up here.

u/d4mini0n · 1 pointr/DumpsterDiving

Instead of a press maybe something like a Melitta cone? You can probably find one locally for 2-3 dollars, I've seen them in grocery stores.

u/LordOfTheGiraffes · 1 pointr/technology

I just make my coffee manually with one of these.

u/greenerT · 1 pointr/technology

I use this:

It's perfect for making a single cup of coffee, costs like $7 and I can put whatever fucking coffee in it I want. I mean it's a god damn funnel.

u/shark_puke · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Buy high quality coffee. I run with Intelligensia since I'm in Chicago. Make sure that shit is whole beans. Then get yourself a grinder, some coffee filters and one of these mofos then make it according to this guide

mind will be blown

u/fuser-invent · 1 pointr/Coffee

To be honest, if you want quick and easy, you could consider getting a Melitta. They cost around $4. In the morning I brew one cup, take out the filter and just rinse the Melitta and throw it in the dish drainer. I think its the quickest and easiest way to brew and if you have a burr grinder and use the proper coffee to water ratio, it tastes great.

u/vjack11 · 1 pointr/Coffee

By "they all work the same" I was talking about the various pourover cones that take Melitta filters, which is what the OP was asking about. E.g. the Melitta plastic cone, the Melitta porcelain cone, the Bee House Ceramic cone, or many others of that style. I agree that V60 and Chemex are different.

u/skrayt_killen_hoes · 0 pointsr/Coffee

I'd say an Encore will get you the best pour grind for the money.

If you're diligent on FleaBay you could get one for $65-85 here

Then start with a $6 Melitta or a $20 Hario V60 or anything really

u/kleinbl00 · 0 pointsr/food

If they were giving the brewer away for free, maybe. As it is, that little fucker is Expensive.

As others have pointed out, you can load your own in the stupid little thing. This has the advantage of causing your cup'o'joe cleanup to not just include "dumping grounds" and "cleaning the screen" but also "unscrewing the capsule" and "dismantling the stupid thing" and "cleaning spilled grounds out of it" and "passing the whole fucking mess under running water" and "setting it out to dry on a towel because the bits are so small they fall through the dish strainer." In addition, it also limits you 8 oz. of coffee, which I like because having my cup more than half full makes me feel entitled.

Of course, any "single brew" system is going to be extraordinarily complex and radically expensive so I perfectly understand where Keurig is coming from. Thankfully, well-regarded culinary experts fully endorse the complexity of their process.

u/caltheon · 0 pointsr/technology

You could just use a coffee dripper. Cheap, easy to use/clean and makes a perfect cup of coffee with any grounds no matter what size mug you use.

u/helper_function · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

The number one complaint people have about black coffee is the bitter taste. You are doing it wrong. Most of the bitter taste comes from the rancidness of coffee oil. The most overlooked part being the equipment. Your mug, coffee maker, etc, has to be really clean. Anything that brewed coffee, or coffee grounds, touches will leave behind oil. The oil very quickly gets rancid (within minutes) and contaminates everything. This is a big problem with coffee makers because most people don't clean the part that holds the grounds and filter or where the brewed coffee drips through, even if they clean the pot. Also, as soon as coffee beans are ground they start going bad. Again, within minutes or hours. You don't need expensive, fancy brands of coffee or equipment. You need fresh ground coffee and clean equipment. (Also, very hot water.)

I use one of these - - near boiling water from a kettle, and fresh ground coffee. I can make a strong cup, that is always smooth. It is never bitter, or otherwise difficult to drink.

It also helps to get brown filters. The white ones are bleached, for no good reason, and can add an unpleasant chemical taste in the coffee.