Big list of automatic pour over coffee makers
When most people think of pour over coffee, the thing that first comes to mind is a manual, hand-brewed pour over process. Traditionally, pour over coffee involved manual brewing as a way to precisely control the taste of the coffee to produce a cup that’s suited to your personal taste, especially if you enjoy more flavourful brews rather than the bold hit of espresso.
Now, however, advancements in the technology have given rise to the automatic pour over coffee maker. These coffee machines not only make excellent coffee using the pour over method, but are also much easier to clean and maintain since less engineering is involved compared to espresso machines or even capsule coffee machines.
Here we present a list of the latest automatic pour over coffee makers that have got coffee lovers’ hearts skipping in excitement.
Bonavita BV1800 Brewer
The Bonavita is a favorite of coffee lovers everywhere, and is one of a mere handful of automatic pour over coffee makers that have been certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) – an indication of the quality of coffee produced by this machine. Its 1,400-watt heating element maintains a consistent water temperature in the optimal range of 195-205°F (90-96°C), and the unique showerhead dripper evenly saturates coffee grounds to ensure great taste in every drop.
There is an option for a glass carafe with heated base, or a thermal carafe. Brews 8 cups at an astonishing caffeine-high speed of just 5 minutes.
The Ratio Eight is probably the greatest extravagance you could have in pour over coffee. Costing an eye-popping $480, the Ratio is “hand assembled and tested in Portland, Oregon” with a borosilicate glass tank and 1,400-watt heating element. It boasts the precision of manual pour overs, even automating the blooming step as well as brewing process. You can use your own preferred pour over dripper and filters, but the Ratio Eight also comes with an Able Kone metal filter.
Whether the Ratio is really that good remains to be seen though, since the machine is in limited preorder, but we’re sure it will be a stylish addition to any modern kitchen. Brews 8 cups.
Bodum Bistro Automatic Pour Over Coffee Maker
As we covered in our review, the Bodum Bistro is a machine that will stand out in your kitchen – not just visually because of its sleek design but also in terms of the rich, aromatic coffee you’ll get from it. The glass-walled carafe is a favourite for coffee drinkers who need more than one cup of warm coffee, while the included metal filter is easy to clean and environmentally friendly – just make sure you don’t use too fine a grind.
Another SCAA-approved automatic pour over coffee maker, the Technivorm Moccamaster is coffee geekery realised. It looks absolutely sleek and precision-engineered – being hand-assembled in the Netherlands – and offers precise temperature and extraction control with a metal spray head that can be rotated. It’s received plenty of praise from coffee experts for the quality and consistency of the coffee it brews.
At $299, the Technivorm Moccamaster is not as expensive as the Ratio Eight, but that’s still quite a hefty price to pay even if the coffee is admittedly fantastic.
The Invergo stands out as a sort of black sheep, since it’s a Kickstarter project attempting to make an affordable automatic pour over coffee maker that actually imitates the manual pour over process. Using a dual-axis spout that pours in a “dynamic hypotrochoid pattern” to prevent over- or under-saturation through different parts of the filter, the Invergo allows you to use your preferred dripper, such as the Chemex, and manages the water temperature and brewing process for you.
Given the many choices you have today for getting your daily fix, automatic pour over coffee makers have the advantage of being affordable and reliable (compared to espresso machines), easy to use, and making clean yet flavourful brews. Perhaps it’s time you bought one.