JOURNAL

List

19.06.24

Top 5 Pour-Over Coffee Makers Under $25

top 5 pourover coffee makers under $25

Stepping into the world of filter coffee and looking for a quality brewer without the hefty price tag? No worries! Starting your coffee journey can be both simple and affordable. We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 pour-over coffee makers, perfect for beginners and easy on the budget.

Each of these selections has been personally tested by our team and comes highly recommended by coffee professionals worldwide. They offer a gateway to mastering the essentials of pour-over brewing, ensuring you can dive into your new hobby without the financial burden. Let’s explore our top 5 pour-over coffee makers under $25!

1. Hario V60 – Plastic ($11.50)

Hario V60 - Plastic white

The renowned Hario V60 is the quintessential brewer for newcomers and coffee aficionados alike. Its iconic 60º cone-shaped design and spirraling ribs facilitate seamless extractions and produce flavourful brews.

This legendary coffee brewer has been a staple in coffee enthusiasts’ arsenals for nearly two decades. It’s widely endorsed by both home coffee lovers and professional baristas, and is the most frequently used pour-over coffee maker in the prestigious World Brewer’s Cup Championship.

Crafted from BPA-free AS resin, the Hario V60 is not only lightweight but also super tough, making it perfect for both kitchen counters and travel bags.

Available in clear and white versions, and offered in two sizes, choosing the Hario V60 as your inaugural coffee maker is a decision you won’t regret!

2. Kinto SCS Brewer – Clear Brown ($14.95)

KINTO SCS Brewer - Clear Brown-

For those who cherish aesthetics, meet the SCS Brewer by Kinto Japan. This elegantly designed pour-over brewer combines form and function in a minimalist style that will enhance any coffee setup.

Kinto is renowned for creating products that are as functional as they are visually appealing. The acronym SCS stands for “Slow Coffee Style,” reflecting Kinto’s commitment to crafting a range of coffee wares that allow you to brew delicious coffee in style—and this brewer is a standout.

It features 16 vertical grooves that effectively guide the flow of coffee through its central cavity, ensuring balanced and consistent extractions without any clogging. The brewer’s 60º cone shape is compatible with just about all cone-shaped filters on the market and is available in two sizes.

Made from heat-resistant acrylic, this brewer is lightweight yet durable, making it an excellent travel companion as well. An excellent choice for both novice and seasoned coffee enthusiasts.

3. Cafec Flower Dripper – Plastic ($15.90)

Cafec Flower Dripper - Plastic

From Japan’s leading paper filter manufacturer, we present the Cafec Flower Dripper. Introduced in 2017, this brewer has quickly made a name for itself within the pour-over community. Its innovative design features a unique flower petal-shaped inner wall pattern, which aids flow by allowing space for the coffee grounds to swell and the paper filter to expand during extraction. 

The Flower Dripper excels in performance, providing seamless extractions with plenty of room for brewing experimentation. It adheres to the traditional 60º cone shape and is available in two sizes. A highlight of using this dripper is pairing it with Cafec’s specialised range of filter papers—try it with their light, medium, or dark roast paper filters or perhaps the classic Abaca series—the flavour possibilities are endless.

Visually striking and functionally effective, the Cafec Flower Dripper is an ideal choice for anyone beginning their coffee journey or seeking to refine their brewing skills.

4. Munieq Tetra Drip – Polypropylene ($19.90)

Munieq Tetra Drip Polypropylene-

Fancy yourself a traveller? We’ve got the brewer just for you. Meet the Munieq Tetra Drip, the world’s most compact pour-over coffee maker. Designed by Japanese travel gear company MUNIEQ, this brewer is the epitome of portability in the world of pour-over coffee makers.

It consists of three interlocking panels that assemble in less than 30 seconds to form a fully functional pour-over coffee maker. Despite its unconventional design, it certainly doesn’t compromise on quality. Made from durable polypropylene, this brewer is ultra-lightweight, tipping the scales at just 25 grams. When disassembled, it collapses into a flat, wallet-sized disc. It’s even available with its own wallet, which has space for a few paper filters, making it incredibly convenient to carry in your back pocket or toss into your bag without noticing its presence.

The Tetra Drip is available in two sizes and is compatible with any cone-shaped coffee filters. Choose from four delightful colour options: grey, yellow, blue, and red and pair it with a stylish canvas travel pouch. For those looking to upgrade, a stainless steel version is also available.

This is the ultimate budget-friendly pour-over coffee maker for avid travellers.

5. Origami Dripper Air ($21)

Origami Dripper - Air

The Origami Dripper is a testament to the harmony of design and functionality. Having emerged on the market merely years ago, it has quickly risen to prominence globally as one of the top pour-over coffee makers of its generation, boasting victories at the World Brewer’s Cup Championship on two occasions. Both home baristas and professionals have eagerly awaited its plastic iteration, and the arrival of the Origami Dripper Air has been met with great enthusiasm.

In addition to being an exceptional brewer, its standout feature is undoubtedly its versatility. The innovative ridges not only give it a distinctive look, but also accommodate the use of both cone-shaped and flat-bottomed filters, giving you endless flavour possibilities. 

Crafted from durable AS Resin, it’s twice as light as its porcelain counterpart and boasts a super tough build that you can take with you just about anywhere. It’s available in two sizes and six enticing colour options.

The Origami Dripper Air is our top pick for those looking to combine unrivalled aesthetics with superior performance, all without stretching your budget.

We hope you’ve enjoyed discovering our top 5 pour-over coffee makers under $25. Starting your coffee journey doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive. These five brewers provide an excellent starting point for anyone looking to delve into the world of pour-over coffee brewing, offering a range of options that cater to different tastes and lifestyles.

With these tools, you can achieve professional-quality brews at home, exploring the depth and variety of coffee flavours that the pour-over method can offer. Have any questions? Feel free to send us a message on Instagram or email us at info@brewmethods.com.au.

Share this on: