It's Just the Coffee Talking: The COSORI Pour Over Coffee Maker

I mentioned in a previous post I was going to research some new dehydrators.  One of the brands I'm looking at is COSORI.  Because of that, I was researching their dehydrator and saw their pour over coffee brewer offered as well as many other small appliances.  

Hmmm.  Maybe a good CoffeeTalking.com post!


COSORI Pour Over Coffee Maker

Double-layer stainless steel filter, coffee drip brewer & glass coffee pot, high heat resistant decanter - 34 Ounces! 

Double-layer Filter: Dual layers of 304 stainless steel allow fine oils from coffee powder to infuse themselves into your coffee, creating a richer, fuller flavor and no coffee ground deposits

Heat-resistant Glass: The borosilicate glass decanter is thermal resistant enough to be heated on the stove on a low flame (always make sure you have liquid in it - never 'dry').
Large Capacity: The 34-ounce decanter fits eight 4-oz cups of coffee, making it ideal for when you have guests over

Easy Cleanup: The decanter and filter are dishwasher safe, while the wooden sleeve and sleeve tie can be cleaned with a few swipes of a cloth

Safe Material: All materials are BPA-free, including measuring spoons, glass, filter and wooden handle

Personalize Brew: You have full control of the coffee making process. Change up the water temperature, water flow, and coffee ground concentration to make your coffee customized to you

Brewing Tips Included: Not sure how to begin? Our manual comes with professional advice about coffee-to-water ratios and pouring tips for beginner baristas

THOUGHTS:  I'm not a fan of pour over coffee.  I don't think the taste warrants the time spent making it; I like the taste of French Pressed better if I'm going to do the whole hassle of grinding beans and canister coffee-brewing.   Pour over coffee never really seems strong enough nor hot enough for me.  The pour overs (to me) seem to be more about the process, meditation and a comfort of relaxation more than the drinking of the coffee.  

For those that do like pour-overs, this one has a couple good points I like. PROS:

1) The wood neck sleeve is a huge plus.  Not only to protect your hands from the heat, but it's a comfortable fit, looks beautiful and it's easy to grab and hold.  (Don't put it in the dishwasher though!)

2) The size.  4 cups is about right for a coffee drinker like me who doesn't believe in just one cup.  But also, enough to share if you have company or to brew enough to use later for iced coffee.

There are a couple CONS though.

The first being the brand COSORI.  I like the brand, I like their products however they are a 'flash in the pan' producer.  They see what is a fad at the time, produce it and then suddenly stop without warning.  For example, my electric pressure cooker can't be found now except on ebay and that was only 2 years ago.  They remind me a little bit of the iCoffee brewer I loved so much.  Without warning they stopped making them and disappeared overnight.  They were a great product but they were produced to make big money quickly and get out - not like the name brands we come to know and love that stick around for 30 years.

The other CON for me is one I mentioned above in the PROS for those that want the experience.  It takes time to do a pour over properly.  Slowly pouring isn't typically for me.  I want a fast brew that is strong, hot and black.  

That being said, they have a great rating at Amazon - and almost 2000 reviews.  For a brewer that is right around $25 it's not a bad little product.