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V60 vs Kalita vs Chemex: Best Manual Brewing Dripper?

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It’s a blessing to have complete home manual brewing tools.

For all coffee lovers, especially when they’re working from home…

…it’s a hassle to find a manually brewed coffee that can be delivered home.

So why not make it yourself?

Maybe it’s not going to be as amazing as your usual barista’s brewing…

…but with these tools, we guarantee that you can enjoy the best coffee drip.


Even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.”

David Lynch

Let’s listen to Tom’s story.

Coffee has been playing a big part in my life.

Not only do they wake me up, but I also love the taste.

I especially love manual brews, compared to espresso-based coffee.

When my regular barista recommended me to brew at home…

It has never been the same!

I can explore my own favorite grinds to find the notes…

And adjust them to my taste.

I’ve been there:

Learning to brew my own pour over and find out that there are…

…coffee with cleaner taste and those with denser taste.

How fun would it be to explore your own pick of grinds?

Choice of Pour Overs & Filters

To make your own manual brew, you need to get your hands on the best drippers.

Don’t forget to pair your dripper with a good pour over coffee filter.

Here are some of the choices we’re picking for you.

Hario V60 Coffee Maker

Hario was a company that made heat-resistant glassware. This corporation was founded in Japan in 1921 under the name Hario Shibata Works.

Hario Co.Ltd, a separate laboratory glassware division, was established in 1964. Initially, the company just made coffee brewing devices. The coffee siphon was its name. The coffee business and homes were both interested in this technology.

The Hario Company released a new ceramic coffee brewer pattern in 2004. Hario V60 coffee dripper is a parabolic-shaped ceramic cup. It was a cone cup made of porcelain.

The bottom of the cup has a large hole in it. This hole regulates the flow of water, causing the taste and flavor to change depending on the pouring pace.

Near the bottom, there is a base. This foundation aids in the proper placement of the V60 brewing cup on a carafe or mug. The robust ceramic body avoids heat loss during the brewing process.

This famous brewer comes in a variety of white and red hues. The Hario V60 is now available in various dripper materials: porcelain, clear glass, plastic, and steel. It comes in three sizes: one, two, and three cups.

The brewing and filtering procedure is done with a paper filter. The Chemex paper filter is thicker, but this one isn’t. It’s made specifically for the Hario V60. For a great flavor, a few finely mixed coffee grounds are used as the filter.

Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Clear

About item:

  • The cone form helps to highlight coffees with floral or fruity aromas.
  • Spiral ribs help the coffee to expand to its full potential.
  • Pour-over coffeemaker that is both sturdy and lightweight, making it ideal for travel.
  • Depending on the speed of water flow, a large single hole can affect the taste of coffee.
  • 1-2 cups in size 01, 1-4 cups in size 02, and 1-6 cups in size 03

Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters, Size 02, Natural, 200 Count

About item:

  • Pour over drippers with Hario V60 cone-shaped disposable paper filters. Each filter is a one-time use item made of 100% unbleached paper pulp.
  • Our cone coffee filters provide coffee that is clean, delicious, and sediment-free.
  • There are 200 disposable natural size 02 paper filters in this package.
  • Size 02 pour over coffee drippers are designed to accommodate cone-shaped drippers.
  • The capacity of size 02 is 1-4 cups.

Kalita Wave

The smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the world’s greatest inventions.

Hugh Jackman

Pour-over coffee brewers come in a variety of styles. However, Kalita Wave is currently one of the most popular. The wave is one of Kalita Co. Ltd.’s most popular products. Kalita Co. was formed in Tokyo, Japan, on July 25, 1959. Since the 1950s, this company has been producing coffee equipment.

The Wave’s products are characterized by their most streamlined style. It’s a series that comes in two sizes for you to choose from. These are the sizes 155 and 185. This one-of-a-kind cone-shaped cup brewer is available in three distinct materials: ceramic, glass, and steel.

The #155 is a smaller version that may be used in a single cup brewer, although the 185 is fairly large. The 185 wave brewer can brew 2 to 4 cups of coffee.

The Kalita does not use filters of normal sizes. So, depending on the model you have, you should purchase bespoke Wave filters, either #155 or 185.

Kalita Stainless Steel Wave 155 Coffee Dripper

About item:

  • Kalita’s Wave Series is the most popular coffee dripper on the market.
  • The flat-bottom coffee bed geometry, unique “Wave” filter, and three-hole design all work together to ensure an uniform extraction, making brewing the perfect cup accessible and simple.
  • Stainless steel, glass, and ceramic are the three options available.
  • The filters are not included.

Kalita: Wave Series Wave Filter KWF-155


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We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.

Jerry Seinfield

The Chemex Coffee Maker is the oldest of the chemex, v60, and kalita coffee makers. The Chemex Coffeemaker was designed by Peter Schumbohm in 1941. Chemex became so famous in the mid-nineteenth century that it was included in a slew of spy novels, films, and television shows.

The Chemex was named one of the best-designed goods of the twentieth century in 1958. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has Chemex in its collection.

Chemex Coffeemaker is made by Chemex Corporation. Chemex is a glass coffeemaker with a manual pour-over technique.

Chemex Classic Series

Three, six, eight, ten, and thirteen cup variations of the Classic series are available. A heatproof polished oak collar with a leather thong adorns the neck of this coffeemaker. This wooden collar makes it simple to handle.

In addition, the wooden collar aids in the pouring of hot coffee from the flask. The wooden collars are made up of two sections. This feature allows you to adjust the collar to fit around your neck.

The wood collar components are held together by a leather thong. The coffeemaker became popular in the postwar period due to its modernized style and precision.

Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker-8-Cup

Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker – 6-Cup

Chemex Bonded Filter – Natural Square – 100 ct

Other Tools You Need

If you’re set with the drippers and filters, there are two other things that you need to have.


To make it an easier pour, it’ll be better for you to use the gooseneck kettle to pour your hot water.

You can choose between a standard gooseneck kettle or the electric one that…

…can keep your water at the exact temperature that you want.

Temperature can also be one of the key changes in bringing out your grinds taste notes.

Mueller Electric Gooseneck Kettle with Pour Over Drip Coffee Maker Coffee Serving Set

Bodum 11883-259US Melior Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle, 27 Ounce

COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle with 5 Variable Presets

Weight Scales & Timer

When you’re doing the pour-over, try to weigh everything including the coffee.

You can divide your pour into three parts and watch the scales as you go.

Some say that it’s not good to let your coffee drip over three minutes.

That’s the reason why you need to have a timer by your side too.

Some coffee scales also come with a timer.

You can use a common high-precision kitchen scale and use your phone to time it too.

The choice is back in your hand.

Greater Goods Digital Coffee Scale – for The Pour Over Coffee Maker

Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer Pour-Over Scale

KitchenTour Coffee Scale with Timer 3kg/0.1g High Precision Pour Over

Sum Up

That’s only the tip of the iceberg.

To manual brew means to explore your coffee beans and train your skilled hands.

It’s exciting to try and taste the different coffee notes as you go.


We hope this post help you to start your manual brew journey.

If you have any question regarding the home manual brewing tools…

…do put your questions in the comment bellow.

We’ll help you to the best of our capabilities!


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