This filter and coffee set lets you have pour-over on the go

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/11/25/this-filter-and-coffee-set-let.html

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*depicted barista not included

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As brewing methods go, it’s not that complex but still not the kind of thing you can do (let’s say) at the office before work.

Yeah, no. Never heard of a “Chemex”? If you can boil water, you can make Chemex coffee, FFS. It’s no more difficult than making a pot of drip coffee. Often enough, I’ve used a smaller Chemex under the hot water feed of a standard drip coffee machine with the basket removed; works dandy.

Of note, a Chemex doesn’t involve multiple sealed, thoroughly disposable packages. The filters aren’t exactly cheap but they’re not all that expensive, either, so whatever; it’s still WAY cheaper than this silly mess and much less of a hit on the environment. There’s no need to out-Keurig Keurig -.-’ .

https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/

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Now look here, all those landfills aren’t going to fill themselves, right?

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My preferred coffee brewing kit… https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hario-Coffee-Mizudashi-1000ml-Brown/dp/B00I7JKAQ0/

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This is fucked up in so many ways, but possibly I do want lavender-scented coffee…?

I have! But the weird wood-and-leather holder thing is cumbersome and dumb, so I crocheted a 1950s sweater-inspired insulating holder for mine:

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I am lazy. I got an automated version–one that also uses all glass for tubes, water tanks, etc. instead of plastic.

Totally worth it. Although I had to buy a different filter.

Even simpler, make the coffee directly into your cup with a $5.00 plastic Melitta cone. Minimal cleanup and waste.

Or for the 1%ers out there, one of the many ceramic variations.

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Pour this over ice & presto! You have French coffee, like you see in all the Vietnamese noodle houses.

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That’s exactly what I use. Been using ones like that for decades. And I don’t buy the fancy cone-shaped filters. Basket-stye filters, about $.01 apiece (plus tax) work fine—just fold one in fourths and turn up the point about an inch, and you have a cone-shaped filter that fits. Clearly I’m not in Boing Boing’s target demographic.

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What is she looking at? Does she need help?

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Rich and stupid?

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