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How to Choose a Pour Over Dripper

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If you're a coffee lover, chances are you've heard of the V60 dripper. The V60 is a conical coffee dripper that's popular for its flexibility and ability to produce a clean cup of coffee. The type of dripper you choose can completely change the flavor of your coffee. So if you're looking to take your coffee game to the next level, read on for my guide to choosing the perfect dripper.

Choosing the Perfect Dripper for Your Coffee Needs

Drip coffee is the most popular type of coffee in the world for a reason - it's simple, versatile, and easy to make at home with just a few tools. When it comes to choosing a coffee dripper, there are four main materials to choose from: plastic, ceramics, glass, and metal. Each material has unique properties that will affect the flavor of your coffee. Here's a quick breakdown of each material:

Choosing the Material

The first thing you need to consider is what material you want your dripper to be made out of. The most common choices are plastic, ceramic, glass, and metal. Each material has its own pros and cons that you'll need to weigh before making a decision. 

Kono Pour Over Dripper | Cafe Fabrique


Plastic is the most common type of coffee dripper, and for good reason. It's cheap, durable, and easy to clean. However, plastic can also impart a subtle taste to your coffee. If you're looking for a neutral-tasting cup of coffee, plastic is a good choice. We have the Timemore Crystal Eye available if you want a plastic dripper.


Ceramic is a popular choice for coffee drinkers who want a bit more flavor in their cup. Ceramic drippers tend to produce richer-tasting coffee with more body and sweetness. However, they can be more difficult to clean than plastic or glass drippers. We have one available here!

Chemex | Cafe Fabrique


Glass drippers are similar to ceramic in terms of the flavor profile. They tend to produce rich, full-bodied coffees with plenty of sweetness. However, they have the added benefit of being transparent, so you can see exactly how your coffee is brewing. Glassdrippers can also be more fragile than other materials and may require special care when cleaning.


Metal drippers are less common than other materials, but they offer some distinct advantages. Metal drippers heat up quickly and evenly, meaning they can help extract maximum flavor from your beans. They also cool down quickly after brewing, so they're ideal for making multiple cups in quick succession. However, metal drippers can be more difficult to clean than other types and may require special cleaners or solutions. 

Dripper Shape


V60 style drippers are the most popular type on the market and for good reason. They also tend to produce a more complex cup of coffee as they have more water bypass. They can make excellent cups. However, cone-shaped drippers can be more difficult to use, they often require a bit more experimentation to get the perfect cup.

Fellow Stagg X Flat Bottom Dripper | Cafe Fabrique

Flat Bottom

Flat-bottom drippers are less common than cone-shaped, but they offer some advantages. Flat-bottom drippers provide more surface area for contact between the water and coffee grounds.

They offer a high degree of control over the brewing process, allowing you to experiment with different variables to find the perfect cup of coffee. There is also less bypass which makes for a more evenly extracted cup resulting in a clearer coffee.

We have an awesome zero bypass dripper available from Tricolate.

Size Do You Need?

Once you've decided on a material, you'll need to choose a size. The most common sizes are 1-cup, 2-cup, and 4-cup - but there are also larger sizes available if you brew coffee for a crowd regularly. If you're not sure how much coffee you drink daily, err on the side of choosing a smaller size so that you don't end up with too much coffee. You can always make more if you need it!à

Pour Over Coffee Drop


Q: Which material V60 is best? 

There isn't necessarily any one "best" material - it all depends on your personal preferences. Some people prefer ceramic because it retains heat well, while others prefer metal because it's durable and produces consistent results cup after cup. 

Q: Is plastic V60 better than ceramic? 

Again, there isn't necessarily any one best type of V60 - it all comes down to what you personally prefer in terms of taste, durability, and price point. Some people find that ceramic imparts more flavor into their cup of coffee, while others find that plastic is just as good (if not better) at brewing flavorful coffee. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which one YOU like better!


 No matter what type of coffee drinker you are—or what type of coffee you prefer—there's a dripper out there that's perfect for you. By taking into account the material, size, and shape of your dripper, you can brew a delicious cup of joe that's tailored specifically to your taste buds. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start experimenting! Who knows? You might just find your new favorite way to make coffee.


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TIMEMORE Crystal Eye Dripper (Plastic)

Timemore has created a fantastic, lightweight plastic version of the Crystal Eye Dripper. The unique design allows for easier to observe how your coffee is brewing. The grooves in the bottom third of the Timemore dripper allow for smoother flow, and combined with the ribs in the pouring area, create an ideal extraction.