If you order a pour-over coffee in a Serious Coffee Shop, you get a performance full of drama: the vessel filled with coffee grounds suspended high above the cup on a special stand, the inexplicable pauses and patterns of the pour. Many silent minutes pass before they bestow The Cup of Coffee upon you.
Sure it’s good, but is all that necessary? And let’s not even talk about the price.
I speak as a coffee nerd who owns probably 8 or 9 coffee-making devices when I say the answer is no. You can make a pour-over coffee at home, without an expensive specialty apparatus.
All you need is a dollar-store funnel. I’m serious.