The Science Of Coffee

I prefer to brew my own coffee, with science.

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If you’re like me, you drink at least three cups of coffee every day. Going to Starbucks that often can leave you broke. Also, you have to go outside for it. Meh, I’d rather brew my own coffee at the comfort of my home. And with these coffee makers you can get the most out of those magic beans.

Osaka, Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1.5 Liter Tritan Carafe with Stainless Steel Mesh Filter "Fushimi Inari Taisha" (Grey)

Osaka, Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1.5 Liter Tritan Carafe with Stainless Steel Mesh Filter 'Fushimi Inari Taisha' (Grey)

3.8 out of 5 stars, 70 customer reviews

Price: $17.49

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5 out of 5 stars
Color: Black, Verified Purchase
October 14, 2017

Easy To Use

Easy To Use! Still Working after 24/7 on the first brew however at first not first not finding a difference from a couple of other Cold Brewers but also found the coffee grounds at the very top where still dry while the appearance unlike other brewers showed a performance level you could plainly see in the color of the finished result! It's that I happen to prefer a stronger flavor in coffee and elected to keep the first batch brewing a bit longer then the 12 to 24hr scenario. I suspect that the souce coffee is the problem before the next brand new container is opened however! That will a totally different flavor by exact same brand but not having seen a container opened up and left unattended all summer long! This will be a freshly openly container I expect will produce a much better brew! The product not being one that Broke Instantly upon any type of impact is also A PLUS FACTOR being looked at here as the 1st brewer simply slipped and broke too fast to do anything about!

1 out of 5 stars
Color: Brown, Verified Purchase
December 22, 2017

Makes terrible weak coffee water

I liked the look of this cold brewer so I wanted to give it a try. I tried pre-ground coffee grounds, and then fresh-ground beans. Both times it produced super weak coffee-flavored water that tasted terrible. I like my coffee fairly strong, but this one wasn't even on par with a regular drip coffee machine. I wish I could still return it but because of circumstances I wasn't able to and threw out the box. Sad because I really wanted to be able to get good cold-brewed coffee at home, but looks like I'll have to try another brand.

5 out of 5 stars
Color: Brown, Verified Purchase
October 12, 2017

but the coffee was nice and strong

Before I ordered this, I was using a large jar to brew my coffee, then I would strain through regular coffee filters. It took forever to strain and made such a mess, but the coffee was nice and strong. I love the ease and convenience of the Osaka, but did notice the brew was quite weak. I thought maybe it was because I used my medium roast coffee instead of my regular dark roast bold. I've just read some other reviews and think that may not have been the case. I do love the coffee maker and will brew another carafe using my dark roast coffee and see if there is a difference. Overall, I'm giving 5 stars still.

Yama Silverton Hot or Cold Coffee Dripper, Copper/Wood 18 oz. by Yama Glass

Yama Silverton Hot or Cold Coffee Dripper, Copper/Wood 18 oz. by Yama Glass

3.4 out of 5 stars, 13 customer reviews

Price: $127.00

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5 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase
June 1, 2016

Unless you've perfected your favorite ratios for the same coffee you're most likely experiencing ...

Unless you've perfected your favorite ratios for the same coffee you're most likely experiencing variations in your cup when using a traditional pour-over method. The Yama greatly increases your chances of a high-quality cup every time because of it's valve feature which allows for full submersion of the water and coffee. I've used every machine from a drip brewer, to Chemex, to the V60, to siphon and the Yama is the best yet. It's one of the most expensive single cup brewers but it's worth every penny.

2 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase
May 29, 2017

Functionally Lacking.

The only way I can describe this item is functionally lacking. I have the misfortune of spending over $100 for this with the intention of using it as a cold brew maker. The filter sits atop the bronze-colored metal arm and is set by a couple pieces of rubber. The setting on which the filter sits on the arm is simply not strong or snug enough to hold the product while in use. The metal arm separates, with the weight of the liquid frequently causing the product to lean over a bit and spill out the coffee.

Furthermore, the wood had began to warp a few months after purchasing. It is near my sink so it is exposed to some water. Just keep in mind that the wood is not likely treated so be careful when cleaning the product

5 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase
October 29, 2015

I have only used it to brew hot coffee and like the shutoff valve allowing the coffee to bloom before ...

I think this coffee maker works very well, I have only used it to brew hot coffee and like the shutoff valve allowing the coffee to bloom before releasing the coffee into the pot. Perfect size for me allowing 2 to 3 cups of brewed coffee at a time.

Chemex 6-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffee Maker

Chemex 6-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffee Maker

4.5 out of 5 stars, 2,317 customer reviews

Price: $41.32

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5 out of 5 stars
Size: 8-Cup, Style Name: With Handle, Verified Purchase
March 11, 2015

Worth every drop.

I assumed the Chemex was probably going to be gimmicky and too much work compared to my Keurig Vue but I was very pleasantly surprised. While it does take a fair amount more effort to produce than my other pod base coffee maker, the difference in quality is stunning. After some trial and error, I wouldn't recommend using standard filters with the Chemex but instead stay with the thicker proprietary Chemex brand filters.

4 out of 5 stars
Size: 8-Cup, Style Name: Classic, Verified Purchase
December 14, 2017

Gotta love it & the coffee it makes.

As a gift, it totally fit the bill - nice quality, modern yet classic, requested... Bit disappointed at how easily it breaks, but that's the way of glass items. Having a pour-over gives a great opportunity to chat and catch up while you wait, so I'll always lean this way when I have a choice. I'm currently working on a "cozy" for my son's, so it stays a little hotter when he's having coffee solo.

5 out of 5 stars
Size: 6-Cup, Style Name: Classic, Verified Purchase
June 20, 2016

Enjoy using

I gave up my Kuerig when I gave up drinking coffee, my husband put it in his study. I thought I would try this since I only have coffee on weekends, green tea during the week. For tea I use that cute little glass teapot with the lime green ring on the top that Amazon sells, and I use it to boil the water for my coffee. This system does seem to make the coffee smoother tasting and its unique looking.

Pour Over Coffee Kettle with BUILT-IN THERMOMETER - Large 1.2L - Gooseneck Drip Coffee Kettle and Stainless Steel Stovetop Tea Pot

Pour Over Coffee Kettle with BUILT-IN THERMOMETER - Large 1.2L - Gooseneck Drip Coffee Kettle and Stainless Steel Stovetop Tea Pot

4.6 out of 5 stars, 197 customer reviews

Price: $34.99

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5 out of 5 stars
Material Type: Stainless Steel, Size: 1.2 Liter, Verified Purchase
December 6, 2017

Great for perfect-temp kids hot cocoa!

I never thought I'd love a tea kettle. They've always seemed utilitarian at best. I don't do pour over coffee, but we make a lot of hot cocoa and the water is always way too hot. Then we put in ice cubs, then it's too cold. Heat up to 160 degrees (or whatever temp your kids like). And I don't like microwaving the mugs of water b/c the cups are too hot. This also goes for making water for Starbuck's instant coffee at the camp ground.

The built-in thermometer makes it so easy! And the cocoa is ready in minutes.

5 out of 5 stars
Material Type: Stainless Steel, Size: 1.2 Liter, Verified Purchase
January 14, 2018

Barista Warrior Kettle: The best cup of coffee I can brew at home!

I've been using this kettle to brew my pour over coffee for almost three months (daily). The best feature is the thermometer on the lid. The dial is marked to the perfect boiling temperature range. The goose neck style is also essential for gently pouring water on the coffee grounds. This kettle is a must have tool for pour over coffee brewing. Please note that this brewing method is not a lazy, good enough k-cup quick brew. It takes me about 12 -15 min. to brew my coffee. I have to plan my morning routine to include a little extra time. But all other coffee at convenient stores, at work, etc. tastes inferior to my home brew. Also pour over brewing takes practice to perfect. My first couple attempts were not very drinkable.

5 out of 5 stars
Material Type: Stainless Steel, Size: 1.2 Liter, Verified Purchase
December 4, 2017

Lovin' it!

Arrived very quickly and damage-free. Temp gauge seems to work really well, and the difference this makes in my coffee is highly noticeable (compared to using an old Pyrex pitcher), even for a coffee n00b like me. The bottom of the kettle is heavy enough that it holds its temperature long enough to do your entire pour-over, which is really nice. It looks nice sitting on my stove, has a comfy handle that doesn't get hot, the lid stays put but isn't hard to get off, and it holds enough water to act as a tea kettle as well! Loving it so far :)

The company is also really invested in their product--they followed up with me soon after it arrived to see how it is going, and I have full faith that if something were to go wrong, they would stand behind their product.

Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel

Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel

4.3 out of 5 stars, 413 customer reviews

Price: $197.00

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Behmor Brazen Plus Temperature Control Coffee Maker

Behmor Brazen Plus Temperature Control Coffee Maker

3.9 out of 5 stars, 400 customer reviews

Price: $129.99

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Gourmia GCM3500 Digital Siphon Artisanal Coffee Machine - Pedestal Display Touch LCD Control With Automatic & Manual Brewing Functions, Bold Flavor

Gourmia GCM3500 Digital Siphon Artisanal Coffee Machine - Pedestal Display Touch LCD Control With Automatic & Manual Brewing Functions, Bold Flavor

4.2 out of 5 stars, 85 customer reviews

Price: $69.99

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5 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase
December 18, 2017

simply search for - "Permanent Coffee Filter for All Hario Siphon Coffee Maker and Other Syphon Coffee Maker" Should be noted that I liked mine so much that I purchased two more as ...

This Siphon works really well and it is not to have the digital heater. Run it on Auto for a 60 second brew once in the brewing chamber, or use manual to brew for a longer duration. If you purchase this Siphon, please be advised that it comes with a cloth filter. However it is functional, you will only get a few uses before you will need a replacement cloth sleeve. That said I would advise purchasing a lifetime metal filter, they run about $30.00US, simply search for -

"Permanent Coffee Filter for All Hario Siphon Coffee Maker and Other Syphon Coffee Maker"

Should be noted that I liked mine so much that I purchased two more as gifts. Additionally, this is a top notch seller who went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied with my purchase. - I would support Gourmia again, and hope you consider them as well.- Just a guy making the purchase with no affiliation

5 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase
December 27, 2017

Love this! We've been using a french press up ...

Love this! We've been using a french press up until now. Decided to try this on a whim and absolutely love it. It's so fun to watch this in action. The coffee is piping hot and 100% free of any grinds. Coffee tastes great. I'm not an expert on coffee but I love the end result from this device. It's easily cleanable and does not take much time. I purchased "Diguo Permanent Coffee Filter for All Hario Siphon Coffee Maker and Other Syphon Coffee Maker". and recommend it.

5 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase
May 11, 2017

Recommended siphon brewer

Friendly warning: Know what you are getting into! All siphon brewing systems are the some of the most work intensive to make coffee. With that said, this is definitely the most convenient of them.

Electronic water heating, automatic and manual functions. This makes excellent coffee and you can control this to your hearts desire by using the manual function and brewing as long as you want. The only downside is cleanup after is annoying but a small inconvenience for great coffee. Compared to cheaper stovetop options - these are much safer. There's far less risk of knocking over the siphon, dropping it, and overheating.