The 8 Best Pour Over Coffee Makers of 2019

Extract the most flavor for your home brews

Man pouring coffee from pour over coffee maker into red cup

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Chemex Classic 8-Cup Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker at Amazon

"A recognizable design that’s easy to clean and use. "

Best for Home: Bodum 34 Ounce Pour Over Coffee Maker at Amazon

"Can be washed in the dishwasher at home cleanup is always easy."

Best Ceramic: Melitta Ceramic Pour Over Coffee Dripper at Amazon

"Makes one cup at a time and can be stored easily."

Best for Camping: Wolecok Collapsible Pour-Over Coffee Maker at Amazon

"Stuff this silicone coffee maker into your backpack without fear of breakage."

Best Automatic: OXO Single Serve Pour Over Coffee Dripper at Amazon

"A great option if you don’t like pouring hot water over coffee grounds."

Best for Beginners: Yitelle Pour Over Coffee Cone Dripper at Amazon

"Doesn’t need for paper filters, and it’s super durable."

Best for Office: Asobu Copper Insulated Pour Over Coffee Maker at Amazon

"You can brew coffee and keep it warm for up to 12 hours."

Best Electric: Cuisinart Pour Over Coffee Brewer at Amazon

"Offers simple adjustments, so you can make your coffee mild, medium, or strong."

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    Best Overall: Chemex Classic 8-Cup Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker

    This is a recognizable design that’s been in use since it was invented in 1941, with an attractive wooden collar and a leather tie strap. The coffee maker is borosilicate glass which won’t absorb flavors or odors, and won’t add any flavor to the coffee. It’s also safe for use on low heat on a glass cooktop or low gas flame to keep the coffee warm or reheat it when required. The container can also be covered and refrigerated to save the coffee for later, or for chilled drinking.

    For cleaning, the wooden collar should be removed. The carafe can be hand washed or placed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Chemex makes its own filters for use with its pour-over coffee makers that are not the same as standard paper filters, so make sure you buy the right supplies for this coffee maker.

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    Best for Home: Bodum 34 Ounce Pour Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter

    This pour over coffee maker comes in several sizes, and the protective band comes in several colors to add some fun to the kitchen. It includes a permanent stainless steel filter, so flavors won’t be absorbed by the paper and you won’t have to keep buying replacement filters.

    The borosilicate carafe is durable and heat resistant and can be washed in the dishwasher when you’re done making coffee, so cleanup will always be easy.

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    Best Ceramic: Melitta Ceramic Pour Over Coffee Dripper

    You can make one cup of pour-over coffee at a time with this durable ceramic brewer. Just place it over your favorite coffee cup or mug, add a filter, measure the proper amount of coffee, and pour the water. The three holes in the brewer keep the coffee flowing at the right speed, so the flavor will be properly extracted from the grounds every time.

    Since there’s no large carafe, this stores easily. A pack of 40 Melitta brown coffee filters is included, so you’ll be able to brew a lot of coffee before you need to buy more. For cleaning, you can wash this in the dishwasher, but it’s also simple to wash by hand.

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    Best for Camping: Wolecok Collapsible Silicone Pour-Over Coffee Maker

    You can stuff this squishy silicone coffee maker into your backpack without worrying about breaking or bending it. It’s lightweight, resilient, resistant to heat and the cold, and completely food safe. You’ll need to pack paper filters as well, but those won’t add much weight to your gear, either.

    Cleaning and sterilizing are easy while you’re camping since you can simply toss this into boiling water to clean it, or wash it by hand with the rest of your dishes and utensils. This works just like other pour over coffee makers, so you can use it at home as well, and it can be washed in the dishwasher when you’re done. 

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    Best Automatic: OXO Good Grips Single Serve Pour Over Coffee Dripper

    If you love the idea of pour-over coffee, but you’re not as thrilled about carefully pouring hot water over coffee grounds, this is the brewer for you. The bottom of the brewer looks much like other brewers that sit on top of coffee cups, but it has a water tank on top that holds and dispenses onto the grounds slowly.

    The tank has measurements so you can see how much water you’re adding, up to 12 ounces. There are holes of different sizes in the bottom of the tank that are designed to regulate the water flow perfectly, based on how much water remains in the tank, and the tank’s lid helps to keep the heat in as you brew. When brewing is done, that lid can be used as a drip tray for the filter after you’ve taken it off of your mug.

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    Best for Beginners: Yitelle Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee Cone Dripper

    No need for paper filters and don't worry about breaking a glass or ceramic brewer—this durable filter will take plenty of abuse. Since it doesn’t use paper filters, you get all the flavor from the coffee, without the oils being captured by the paper. At the same time, the super-fine mesh traps the fine grounds so you won’t end up with gritty coffee.

    The silicone handle will help prevent burns, while the silicone on the base helps keep it from sliding as you pour. The base is designed to fit just about any cup, mug, thermos or carafe, so you won’t have to look for one that will work. This is dishwasher safe, and a brush is included if you prefer to hand wash. A coffee scoop is also included.

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    Best for Office: Asobu Copper Insulated Pour Over Coffee Maker

    Not only will this look attractive in any office, but the 32-ounce carafe is also vacuum insulated, so you can brew coffee and keep it warm for up to 12 hours, and it lets you brew enough coffee to share. Brew your coffee at work, if you have access to boiling water, or make your coffee at home and just bring the elegant carafe to work. The copper exterior looks attractive and protects the borosilicate glass interior from accidental bumps, while that glass protects the purity of the coffee flavor.

    This has a stainless steel micro mesh filter, so you won’t need paper filters. The fine mesh keeps grounds from getting your coffee gritty and is easy to clean when brewing is done, while the heat resistant collar gives you a safe grip when brewing or carrying.

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    Best Electric: Cuisinart Pour Over Coffee Brewer

    While part of the joy of pour-over is the experience of carefully making the coffee, an electric brewer is so much easier. This one offers simple adjustments, so you can make your coffee mild, medium, or strong, and you can set the water temperature for hot or extra hot, so you can brew your coffee exactly the way you like it. It has an 8-cup glass carafe and a laser-etched stainless steel filter, so you won’t need paper filters.

    One of the most important steps in making pour-over coffee is the first pour which blooms the coffee. This brewer replicates that step, pre-wetting the grounds before continuing with the brewing process, to produce coffee that’s as close to pour-over as you’ll get from an electric coffee maker.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 4 hours researching the most popular pour-over coffee makers on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 18 different coffee makers overall, screened options from 15 different brands and manufacturers, read over 5 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 3 of the coffee makers themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.