Do you love coffee? I do. My husband would even tell you that I’m obsessed with coffee. I don’t fully agree with the word “obsessed,” but I do enjoy coffee very much. Rarely a day goes by without having a cup (or two, or three…). I normally have at least two cups a day (morning and evening). Some days I might have three (morning, afternoon and evening).
I’m one of those people that can drink coffee at night and still fall to sleep with no problem. The caffine in coffee doesn’t seem to bother me much.
I don’t drink coffee for the caffeine. I drink coffee because I find it to be very soothing and comforting, the same way some people enjoy a good cup of tea. I drink coffee to relax and unwind (I also drink tea on occasion).
I currently have a K-cup-like brewer (not a Keurig, but similar). It works great and all, but to be honest, I don’t like the K-cups ending up in the garbage (non-recyclable), and they can be expensive – especially compared to regular coffee.
I do try and re-purpose the cups. If you rip off the foil completely, and use heavy duty tape to cover up the hole, they make great little cups to put paint in for kids. I’ve also used them for seedlings.
I keep thinking about getting a regular coffee maker, but so far the ones I’ve seen take up a lot of counter space, and counter space is something we don’t really have.
I was sent to review an interesting, eco-friendly, and money saving way to make a great “cup of Joe.” It’s a Pour Over Coffee Maker from the brand Uno Casa.
The Pour Over Coffee Maker is an elegant glass carafe that you can brew a fresh cup of coffee into directly. You can also pour and serve the coffee you make directly from the Pour Over Coffee Maker.
Here is some additional information about the Pour Over Coffee Maker.
Better Control over the Brewing Process
Whether you prefer a lighter brew or a full-bodied, dark cup of coffee, this pour-over coffee kit allows you to adjust the water temperature, pour, and brewing time. This is a surefire way to create the coffee you want, every single time.
Professional Grade Materials
Constructed from non-porous glass and high-grade stainless steel, this glass coffee maker doesn’t absorb odors or flavors from anything else. There is no compromise on flavor, every brew is as pure as the last.
The stainless steel filter is not only durable, it is also washable and reusable, which means no more single-use paper filters. Be more eco-conscious and create less waste with this coffee maker.
Easy to Use and Maintain
It is easy to clean the Uno Casa coffee pour-over kit, and to use it. Simply follow the included guide and you will soon be making delicious, barista-quality coffee in your kitchen.
Pour-over coffee makers offer the flexibility to make different types of coffee. A single cup pour-over coffee maker is ideal for making espresso (just use less water!) or Americano coffee, and you can use the coffee you’ve brewed to make delicious cappuccinos, ristrettos, lattes, and macchiatos. You’ll never need another type of coffee maker again.
I like the ease of use and clean up for the Pour Over Coffee Maker. All you need to do is wash it by hand with some soap and water (make sure you rinse out the soap well – you don’t want soapy coffee).
This comes with a stainless steel filers, but you can use a paper filter as well (it’s all a personal preference). I choose to use the stainless steel filter because I find it more eco-friendly, plus it doesn’t require me to purchase filters.
The idea of the pour over coffee maker is to place your coffee in the filter and pour hot water over the top. As the water filters through the coffee, it drips down into the carafe. Once you are done pouring (wait for it to stop dripping), remove the filter portion and enjoy your cup of coffee.
This coffee maker comes with a silcon “sleeve” which is very handy. The glass carafe gets VERY hot – too hot to handle. With the silicon sleeve, you can enjoy your coffee as soon as it’s done dripping from the filter.
There is also a top/lid to keep the coffee hot when you are not drinking it.
Using this method of making coffee is “hit or miss.” They do provide you with excellent instructions, but the instructions are more general. Each individual will want to customize the coffee to suit their personal preference. Course grinds vs. fine grinds, pouring quickly vs. pouring slowly, stainless steel filter vs. paper filter – these all play a factor in the overall taste of the coffee produced. The type of coffee (brand, flavor) will also play a part in this.
As I was figuring out how I liked the coffee using this brewing method, I tried several times. Each time I made coffee, I still enjoyed the coffee (it’s not like I poured it out and started over), and I drank it. I just made a note as to what I wanted to experiment with next time in order to nail down the best brewing method for ME. Someone else might prefer a different method. It’s up to the person making the coffee.
Make sure you “wet” the coffee (in the filter) before going for a full pour. I neglected to do that the first time. It’s almost like “pre-wetting” to coffee before you pour the water in. Hopefully I am explaining it OK?
I know that people are usually in a rush in the morning, so it would seem like the quickest method to use a K-cup type coffee maker, a programable coffee maker, or swing by your local coffee shop. While that might be true, it honestly doesn’t take that long to brew coffee this way.
While I’m waiting for the kettle to boil (on the stove), I prep the Pour Over Coffee Maker (add my coffee) so that it’s ready to pour once the water boils. While I’m waiting for the water I do other things.
Once you pour the hot water in the Pour Over Coffee Maker, it takes mere minutes for the whole process to complete (depending on the amount of water you are pouring – full vs. 1/2).
It’s all an individual process. But honestly, I have yet to make a carafe full of coffee that I didn’t like. I just found ways to improve it to suit “MY” personal preferences). Even my son – whose VERY picky about his coffee – is more than happy to drink any of my left over in the carafe.
I don’t know how long the coffee stays hot in the carafe. It’s made of glass. I usually drink the coffee right away.
From a “planet friendly” standpoint, this is an excellent product to have. You don’t need filters, and you don’t need K-cups or pods.
This would be great to have when you go camping or RV’ing. All you need is a way to make boiling hot water (over a fire).
If you are interested in learning more about the Pour Over Maker, visit the Uno Casa website, UnoCasa.com. You can find it under shop, then gadgets.
Uno Casa has other interesting kitchen gadgets worth checking out.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.