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Pros and Cons of Pour Over Coffee Makers

November 19, 2020 | By Kuju Coffee | Coffee

Do you love coffee? If so, you're definitely not alone.

In fact, most people couldn't fathom living without a delicious cup of coffee first this in the morning. Or perhaps two cups, or more. Because once you've discovered the power of that initial shot of caffeine to start your day, it's nearly impossible to live without.

In recent years, more and more people have discovered gourmet coffee, the pleasure of grinding their own beans and experimenting with different types of coffee makers. This article takes a look at the pros and cons pour over coffee makers, and why this might be the overall best method of making the perfect cup of coffee.

Keep reading to get the inside scoop on taking your cup of morning coffee to the next level.


There are both pros and cons to the pour over method. Let's first look at the pros.

Creates the Best-Tasting Coffee

For starters, there's really no denying that pour over coffee is absolutely delicious. In fact, many consider it far superior to any other type of coffee. That's because it's rich with flavor because every square inch of the coffee ground receives the attention it deserves. 

Maximizes the Flavor of Every Coffee Bean

One of the primary reasons pour over is so effective at producing such delicious flavor is the fact that it's more precise. 

For example, a drip coffee maker delivers the water from one distribution point, thus relying on the water to spread out and reach as much of the grounds as possible. Unfortunately, this tends to be less than effective at producing flavorful coffee.

Keep in mind that one of the secrets to making a great cup of coffee is distributing the water evenly across the grounds. This helps to ensure that none of the beans gets wasted.

keeps the grounds as fresh as possible, unlocking the full flavor of the beans that can then be used to make delicious coffee. Pour offers a big advantage that no other method of making coffee is able to.

No Need to Invest in Expensive Coffee Maker

As with anything, you can spend as much as you want on your coffee maker. In fact, many people spend thousands of dollars on fancy machines in hopes of enjoying the perfect cup of coffee every morning.

But here's a little secret about coffee makers that you might not be aware of: all they do is heat the water and deliver it to your coffee grounds. Everything else is just bells and whistles.

Thus you can spend tons of money, but the machine you choose still just heats the water.

One of the great things about pour over coffee is the fact that it requires very little equipment. Basically, all you need is a water kettle and a pour over cup that's designed to filter the water before it drips into your coffee mug.

This setup is actually very affordable and easy to use. There's no need for fancy timers or anything else that doesn't contribute to making great coffee.

Ability to Brew Multiple Cups of Coffee at Once

Another benefit of pour over is, you can make more than one cup at a time. Simply line up your pour over drippers, and add a bit of water to each before moving on to the next until each cup of coffee is complete.

Enjoyable Process

Let's face it, there's just something very satisfying about making an amazing cup of coffee. From grinding high-quality beans to heating the water to the perfect temperature to lovingly pouring the water over the coffee grounds, it truly does make each cup of coffee something special.

Many coffee lovers deeply enjoy this hands-on approach. And it truly does produce superior coffee, rather than simply producing a caffeine delivery system. Your coffee will be far richer and flavorful and will make your taste buds explode with delight with every sip.


There are also cons. Here are a few of them.

Must Invest In the Proper Accessories

The reality is that many people prefer drip machines, not because of the flavor, but because you don't have to think much about the process. They buy ground coffee, add the right amount of water, set the timer, and walk away. In fact, they enjoy not thinking about coffee any more than necessary. 

A cheap Mr. Coffee maker will run about $18.00, and will faithfully make your morning coffee. Just keep in mind that your morning coffee properly won't be memorable.

Making pour over coffee requires a decent water kettle that will heat your water to the proper temperature, a pour over dripper, and filters. This might not be a major investment, but there's more to keep up with than a simple drip machine. 

Takes More Time

Perhaps the predominant complaint about using the pour over method to make coffee is the length of the process. After all, you can't see press the "On" button and walk away until it's finished brewing.

Making a cup of pour over coffee requires time and patience. In other words, you really can't be in a hurry. While this might be a worthwhile investment of time and energy for some people, others will likely find it annoying. 

You Must Pay Close Attention to the Coffee-Making Process

Making a cup of pour over coffee at home requires a certain amount of attention to detail. The water must be heated to a specific temperature, the grounds in the filter must be distributed properly, and you must be patient and thorough when pouring the water.

Keep in mind that it's also important to use the right grind for your beans in order to maximize the flavor. 

Thus you simply need to decide for yourself how much time and effort you wish to invest in your morning coffee because everyone is different.

A Guide to the Pros and Cons of Using Pour Over Coffee Makers

Morning coffee is a big part of life for many people. Fortunately, this guide provides a better understanding of whether pour over coffee makers are the right choice for you.

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