7 pour over coffee makers to kickstart your mellow mornings

Pour one out for the coffee connoisseur.

If you’ve frequented specialty coffee shops in Australia, you’ll notice that more and more cafes are offering your favourite morning brew in pour over style made with a glass vessel atop of an electronic scale. A goose-neck kettle circling – slowly and steadily – as hot water trickles onto a bed of fresh coffee grounds. You could almost watch this calming process for days on end.

Pour over coffee is quite simple, and that’s what attracts many to this technique. But, let’s not confuse simple with fast. Making pour over coffee is a ritual in the morning that forces you to clear your mind, focus, and slow down, before charging full steam for the day ahead.


What is pour over coffee?

So, what exactly is this phenomenon? In short, pour over coffee is a coffee-making method that involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds. The water then extracts flavours from the coffee grounds via a filter, leaving you with a delicious aromatic brew.

Why should I use the pour over coffee method?

The pour over method is often praised for its ability to extract intricate flavours and profiles compared to other methods. Due to its ‘slower’ method of brewing, you are left with a delicious cup of coffee that has been infused at its own time and pace.


How do I make the best pour over coffee?

The coffee grounds, the coffee dripper, and the rate at which you are pouring the hot water over the grounds all adds up to the taste of your final brew.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Avoid coffee filters that are bleached. If you are working with bleached coffee filters, run it with hot water to rinse before use.

  • Make sure the coffee filter fits the dripper well – anything bunched up will affect the distribution of your coffee grounds.

  • Opt for a thin goose-neck kettle. The thin neck makes it easier to control the flow of your pour.

  • Have all your pour over coffee equipment ready at once so the process is smooth and stress-free.

The best pour over coffee makers in Australia

Now that you’re ready to step into the world of pour over coffee, discover our edit of the best pour over coffee makers that you should add to your new (and more relaxed) morning routine.


Royal Doulton coffee studio 500ml single pour over set, $69.95 at Myer

Consider your home brewing needs met with this single pour over set by Royal Doulton. What better way to start your day than by filling your home with the sweet aroma of coffee?



Robert Gordon ritual coffee set in sage green, $77.97 (usually $129.95) at Myer

With this Robert Gordon set you can extract your coffee directly into the included ceramic coffee cups, or you can let it drip into the pot for bigger brews for the whole family. In a on-trend sage green, this is a perfect addition to your at-home coffee station.



Hario V60 drip coffee decanter, $42.99 at Amazon

The Hario V60 drip coffee decanter is highly regarded amongst coffee enthusiasts – and for good reason. The dripper assists circulation for maximum coffee expansion during brewing and the silicone band means the decanter is cool to touch when you transfer it to your travel coffee mug.



Chemex classic 6 cup pour over coffee maker, $99.85 at

When we talk about pour over coffee it’s almost synonymous with the classic Chemex pour over coffee maker. Invented in 1941, it’s still one of the world’s most recognised and renowned coffee makers to this day. Use with Chemex paper filters for a bright and flavourful brew.



KINTO coffee brewer set, $249 at David Jones

Made in Japan, the KINTO coffee brewer set is part of the brand’s CSC (Slow Coffee Style) range. Designed for admirers of refined design who also enjoy the slow ritualistic process of coffee-making.



Asobu pour over coffee maker in silver and black, $169.95 at The Iconic

Equipped with heat-resistant glass and a double micro mesh stainless steel filter, all you need is your favourite grind and your favourite mug to kick start your morning. Also available in burgundy and copper to suit your taste.


Hario V60 drip-in coffee brewer, $33.90 at Amazon

Another pour over coffee maker by Hario that you should have on your wish-list. In a handy jug design, this brewer holds 700ml of coffee in one go.


Lead photo: KINTO

By Janet Guan

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