Designed by a German chemist in 1941, the Chemex is one of our favorite ways to make coffee. It’s beautiful and distinct hourglass shape make it one of most beautiful brewers out there, but that’s not the only reason to love it. Our favorite feature is the thick, triple-layered paper filter that accentuates the clarity of the cup, enhancing brightness and nuance, while eliminating any body that could get in its way. Perhaps the cleanest cup coffee, it’s hard to beat this classic brewer.
The French Press is the most recognizable way to brew coffee at home. Fans of the French Press love it for its classic design, fail-proof brewing, and consistently delicious results. Brewing amazing coffee at home doesn’t get any easier than this.
The Aeropress is perhaps the most versatile brewer out there. Whether you travel frequently and can’t go without that perfectly brewed cup or just love the flexibility the Aeropress has to offer, this brewer is a go-to. We love to use the inverted method for its ease and consistency. Don’t be afraid to experiment and tweak the brewing parameters to your taste; after all, that’s probably what MacGyver would do.
HAIRO V60 BREW
The Hario V60 is a sleek, simple pourover brewer. We love it because it emphasizes flavor clarity and brightness over mouthfeel. While similar in design to the Chemex, it does have a few key differences. The raised ridges spiraling downward help to lift the filter off the walls, and the large opening at the bottom allows the fineness of grind to control the flow. While other brewers can brew for small groups, this brewer is great at making enough for just one cup.
The Clever Coffee Dripper is one of our favorite brewers because it is one of the most accessible ways to make great coffee at home. This brewer requires very little technique, brews quickly, is easy to clean and produces an incredibly consistent cup. The Clever is designed to highlight the best aspects of both full immersion brewing and paper filtered pourovers. It produces the full, round body of full immersion brewing, similar to French Press, but has more flavor clarity and is much easier to clean. Hands down, the easiest way to brew better coffee at home.