if you take your time and do it right! If you always have to have your coffee brewed and ready to go when you first walk in the kitchen, go elsewhere. This is truly "hand crafted" coffee that can't be beat. Even though it takes some time to make (takes me about 10 minutes for the whole process), it works out great for me. When I get up, we have an automatic coffee maker ready to serve. I'll have just one cup of the "automatic" stuff at home to get my brain firing on all cylinders, and then make another cup with the Melitta "pour over" device when I get to work. I get to work early, and making the coffee is actually a nice way to "settle in". I read a number of reviews (many elsewhere) to get tips and advice on how to get the best results. This is what I do: 1. Heat water to boiling in your coffee cup (about 1.5 minutes in a strong microwave). 2. Place Melitta cone filter in the cone and set it on the cup (no coffee yet), letting it warm the cup and the cone/filter. 3. Bring to boil about 8 ounces of water in a glass syrup dispenser and let set a minute or two. 4. Pour out hot water from cup over cone to heat/wet filter and cone, emptying cup of hot water. 5. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee to the cone (Of course amount/type/grind to your preference. This part may take a little experimenting to find "your" favorite taste.) 6. Pour a very slight amount of water from the dispenser onto the coffee, just wetting it. 7. Pour a little more water into the cone. I pour in a VERY small amount. Probably just a few tablespoons, at most. Do not fill the cone with all the water at once (will make weak coffee)! I like to pour the water down the side of the filter, rather than right in the middle, keeping all the coffee centered. 8. When the dripping stops (you'll hear it), add a little more water. 9. Continue until all the water has gone through. Take your time. In my experience, the coffee is plenty hot enough. Clean up is a cinch. Throw the filter/grounds away and rinse out the cone. Yes... this method takes time, but I get satisfaction knowing I'm creating a great cup of coffee... kind of like therapy? LOL Which I probably need! BTW... I read that letting the water cool slightly is a good idea before pouring over the coffee, as boiling water will make the coffee bitter. Price? What can I say? It doesn't get any cheaper! If other reviews say it makes weak coffee (I've read "tea like", etc.), then they are cutting corners and trying to speed up the process. You can make it as strong as you like. The coffee I make with this is far superior than any I've had from any automatic coffee maker.
Melitta Pour-Over Filter Cone Coffeemaker - Black
Arrives by Thu, Feb 20
About This Item
Melitta Pour-Over Filter Cone Coffee Maker, Black:
- Single-cup use
- Uses Number 2 Melitta filter cones
- Dishwasher safe
- Black coffee maker with slow drip tip
- Delivers a rich, delicious-tasting coffee
- Cone design enables you to see into the cup without lifting to avoid overfill
- Plastic brew cone designed to fit many size mugs
- Comes with a start-up supply of Melitta Number 2 cone filters
Instructions: . Three Steps to Delicious Coffee. 1. Place the Melitta® Brewing Cone on your mug. 2. Insert a Melitta® #2 filter, scoop in your favorite ground coffee. 3. Pour hot water through cone & enjoy your fresh brewed coffee.
I AM IN LOVE!
I didn't know about this product until I searched for a coffee maker at the Walmart site. I saw the cheap artifact and ordered out of curiosity. IT WORKS! Now I can enjoy the pleasant taste of a cup of real coffee for very little money and no complicated gadgets. The only thing is comes with only 6 Melitta filters so I soon will have to buy some.
Cheap, easy coffee maker for GREAT coffee!!
I bought my original Melitta coffee filter cone over 30 years ago and I still have it. It does however looks pretty shabby, so I ordered this one. Just heat water in the microwave, pour over the coffee, filter and cone - GREAT COFFEE! Note you can use any cheap basket filter in these cones it does NOT have to be cone shaped or a Melitta filter.
Perfect Alternative to Pricier Versions
This is a plastic beehive dripper at a third the cost. As far as I can tell, it's built the same, just plastic instead of ceramic. Most of the produced coffee's flavor is just in the freshness of the coffee and the skill of the barista. I recently bought 4 of these in addition to the one I already had to cater a wedding's coffee. I prepared every single cup a custom pour-over, and everyone was very impressed with the efficiency. Again, it's mostly in the skill of the barista, so don't jip yourself into buying something more expensive if you're not sure of the quality/flavor differences, or if you're new to making pour-overs. The Hario V60 is a preferred cone-dripper, but for a fraction of the cost, this should be everyone's entrance-dripper into pour-overs. Been using this for over a year, and still enjoy it almost every day.
Makes great coffee
This is a great gadget. It is better than my old Melitta brew cone which I also love. Tip: Don't pour boiling water over coffee. Let it cool a bit or the coffee will taste burned. I had to laugh when the package arrived. That little box was the only item in a huge cardboard box almost 3 feet tall full of bubble wrap!
Love this product!
I use this product when I don't want to make a full pot of coffee, when I was working, to take to the office, and when traveling. Have bought these brewing cone filters for many years, and have given for gifts. Used to be able to find these in local stores/coffee shops, but now have to order online, because they don't seem to be available anymore in stores/coffee shops.
This makes a great cup of coffee so easy. Place the cone on top of your favorite coffee mug. Put a #2 filter in the cone. Scoop in a couple tablespoons of coffee, pour in some hot water, and in a minute or so you have a perfect cup of coffee. It is even better if you have a grinder and grind some fresh beans.
Perfect for all single-serve options.
I've made the circle from starting out in the 70s with Melitta pour-over then using Melitta pods for single serve and now I'm back to the classic and delicious pour-over method. What's great about these cones are they give the user full control over every aspect of coffee brewing: strength of brew, temperature, time to wet grounds, amount of coffee grounds and water for the final serving, and there're also no worries about the size of the cup to use because it works great with a tall, narrow travel tumbler to a squatty, wide coffee mug.
Pour over coffee
I roast my coffee beans and I like to have full control of the brewing process. For this, I use cone filter holders . The Meletta filter holders are hard to find locally. The freight is to high to order one online. I found that Walmart offers the filter holders online with free store pickup. I was able to order 6 holders and pickup at my local store for the price of one holder, with freight, from Amazon.
My longtime 1-cup coffee cone split. I bought this one but it won't sit on either a travel mug or my fave ceramic mug. Why does it have that big hole in the center of the base? What was wrong with the previous design?
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