This coffee maker impressed us with the most rounded, sweet, and vibrant coffee, according to our tasters. It was made possible by the 20 vertical, accordion-like gutters to allow air in to speed up the process. It’s not as user-friendly as our other top-rated models. A wooden collar, which is sold separately, is needed to secure it over a mug or a carafe. There’s also no handle, so you’ll have to carefully remove it after brewing is done. Additionally, the gutters are more dramatic than the slightly-raised, spiral ribs inside the Hario models, resulting in a quicker drain. It may be challenging for novices to control the flow of water.
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