A dripper looks a lot like a funnel, and, in fact, it behaves the same. It sits on top of your mug or container during the pour-over process and holds the filter with the grounds.
Drippers are typically ceramic, but can also be made out of glass. This piece of equipment is the only significant investment of the pour-over setup, but you can still get a very attractive dripper from Amazon for a bit over $20. Plastic is a cheaper option but usually, produces a lower quality end product. If you’re looking for higher end drippers, check out the lists below.
Canadiano Coffee Maker
The Canadiano Coffee Maker ($74+) is unlike anything else out there. It’s simply a wood block, perfectly carved to create a gentle curve with an upward pointing cone that acts like a sifter and catches all the sediment from the coffee grounds. Much like different woods give a different flavor to the alcohol that brews within their barrels so to does it give a different flavor to coffee. Canadiano has kept this in mind, recommending different woods for different coffees. This attention to detail and the simplicity of the coffee maker itself makes this perfect for anyone wanting to try something entirely new.
The Pour Mason
The Pour Mason ($35) attachment for Mason Jars is in a whole league of its own. It combines the roots of old fashioned coffee making with the modern attitude of having things do more than one job. The Pour Mason is a simple attachment that goes right on top of a Mason jar and allows you to create a cup of coffee right into it and ready to go. More importantly, it can fit on top of any Mason jar, meaning that you can use it for every Mason jar. Versatile and easy to take anywhere this coffee maker is ideal for anyone who wants to brew their perfect coffee wherever they may be.
Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper
The Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper ($35) is simple but effective. It looks like a regular coffee cup with a wider base but in reality, it is much more than that. Designed to sit on the edge of your cup or coffee decanter the ceramic dripper uses a filter to release slowly dripped coffee into your cup. The beauty of its design is that it can go on top of any cup. This feature allows you to make as little or as much coffee as you want and in the cup of your choice.
Frieling USA Cilio Porcelain Filter Holder
The Frieling USA Cilio Porcelain Filter Holder is similar in design to the Hario V60 but with a sleeker look and a wider variety of sizes. The slim curved handle and smaller ring around the base rests on the rim of your coffee cup. This design makes this coffee maker similar to a small coffee cup. Especially when combined with its light weight design. Produced by a German company this coffee maker is a pleasant addition to any one’s coffee making repertoire. Furthermore, it’s usable with anything from a mug to a cup to a carafe.
Some of the drippers mentioned above were made to sit directly on your coffee container. But you can also get a stand that allows you to use different types and sizes of containers.