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36 reviews | 4.6 out of 5
This surpasses the ceramic ones on the market...
Those take the heat from the water poured and
you end up with lukewarm coffee...
Excellent Product...It can travel with me and go
camping with me , no worries...I love it..
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.
I use it with Melitta's natural brown #2 filters, I boil water in a kettle, let it sit for about 5-10 mins (boiling water gives a burnt taste), pour over coffee in filter, and voila the best coffee is ready to be served. Don't be fooled by imitations, this Melitta is the best.
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.
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!
This is so convenient! Cheaper than buying a single cup coffee maker.
I've used the Melitta 1-cup brewer for years. I just bought this one for bringing into the office. A hot water source is all you need. Sure beats the plethora of crude oil blends that comes out of a community pot at work!
My family really enjoys these brew cones because we can make coffee with or without electricity and without the same residues as you get with a press. We also like these because they are less likely to break and easy to toss in a suitcase or bag for travel.
I couldn't believe this little thing was for real. It makes a fresh, great tasting cup of coffee every time! I was worried they would quit making them, as they usually do the the good things that actually work well these days, so I bought two. Glad I did too. I boil a full pot of water. Save the hot water in an insulated carafe to use throughout the day so as to conserve energy. Works wonderfully. Buy with confidence.
Great to have when you travel. I've found places that have a microwave but no or limited coffee.
This unit is ideal for a few cups of quality coffee to get the morning started.
If you just like one or two cups of coffee in the morning at home this beats having a $150 Kuerig machine taking up counter space.
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.
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.
Excellent product for brewing 1 cup of coffee at a time. The price was incredibly low. What a bargain! Thanks, Walmart.
Pre wet the filter, pack down the grounds tight, pre-wet the grounds ... then slowly pour. I think the metal filter version works WAY better but this is cheaper ..
Product works well but filter comes apart when wet.
Great coffee maker not only is it handy if you only want a cup or two but what it makes is darn good!
This is our second melitta coffee cone. The updated design makes it easier to discard used coffee grinds. This product makes an excellent cup of coffee
Delivery was the only disappointment - for two reasons: - delivery charge was too high, and
- pick up took 2 days, and
- delivery was further delayed significantly due to snowy/icy weather (no one's fault, of course)
Great product, meet my expectations.
Melitta's cone works fine. The only complaint I have was the delivery charge was more than the item itself! I'll use the cone occasionally with quality ground coffees at home and when I go on outings like camping.