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I've been wanting to blog about this for a while, but every time I drink coffee, it's early, and the last thing I'm thinking about is taking a picture of said coffee. (read more)
Today, after the coffee was consumed, I remembered my burning desire to share this wonder with the world. You'll note that you have pictures of the pot, but not any pictures of the coffee it brews.
It was already coursing through my bloodstream.
It's not that this coffee pot does anything special. It brews coffee. It brews very good coffee, actually. I could tell you about the rainfall effect of the water, which more evenly soaks the grounds so you get a richer cup of coffee than when using a traditional coffee pot, but I'd be lying if I said that's why I bought it.
I bought this pot because it brews fabulous coffee AND cleans up like a dream. You know that nasty mess you can get in the top of your pot? The edges get full of coffee grounds, coffee splatter, and all around grossness?
That doesn't happen with this pot, and here's why.
It's because the coffee filter is inside the decanter.
The only thing that goes into the top of this machine is your water, that's it. All of the grounds go into the filter, which nestles inside of the decanter. When you're done with your coffee, you remove the filter, discard it, and rinse both the pot and the filter housing.
You never have to look down into that plastic, black pit of despair and think, "How in the heck am I supposed to clean THAT!?" There's a reason they make coffee makers black, you feel me?
It's because they don't want you to see the gunk, in case you didn't get that.
Yes, I am a coffee conspiracy theorist.
But wait, there's more! Check this out! See that picture? The water container PULLS OUT of the coffee pot! So when you need to clean it, just take it out and give it a scrub.
No more worries about mold and "slime in the ice machine", RIP Marvin Zindler.
You take it out, clean it, pop it back in, easy peasy.
Now, let me caveat all of this, because I know you're like, "Where can I get this AH-mazing coffee pot!?!"
Well, I don't know. That's the problem, I just do not know.
I got mine off of Amazon in 2015, and never went looking again until I wanted to blog about it.
Guess what? They still sell it, but you have to get it from "other sellers", which is fine. I mean, there are some for like $65 that are "Used - Like New". It says it comes in damaged packing, so maybe it's not actually....used, but...I don't know.
Since I can't really tell you where to get my coffee maker, I will tell you where to get coffee makers LIKE my coffee maker. There's actually a great little review article rating the "Top 5 Electric Pour Over Coffee Makers", and mine is on there, yay!
Even more yay if you could actually buy it new from Amazon.
Since you can't, I'll tell you the others he recommends. None of these have the filter inside of the decanter, but they do have the filter separate from where you pour the water (I believe, but make sure you read the descriptions), so the "no mess" factor should remain the same.
KitchenAid Pour Over
Oxo On Barista Brain
And of course there's the one I love so much. The Zutto 5-Cup. If you don't mind finding out if "Used - Like New" means it's actually used, or just a little beat up in the packaging, check it out.
Whatever you choose, I have no doubt you'll appreciate the ease and cleanliness of a pour over coffee pot. If that doesn't get you in the warm and fuzzy spots, the amazing cup of joe will send you right over the edge.