There's something to be said about slowing down. Sure, mornings can be hectic and the faster you can get caffeine flowing through your veins the better, but before the days when you could plug in a machine, press a button and get a jolt of liquid energy to get the day going, that cup of java was made by hand, with great care. Go ahead, take a deep breath, move a little slower, and check out our roundup of the 10 best manual coffee makers on the market.
Skip the long lines of cold brew aficionados at your local coffee shop and whip up your own batch at home with this coffee pot. Just add your preferred coffee grounds into the filter, add water to the glass carafe, refrigerate and wait 12 hours. Bonus, it's dishwasher safe!
This classic pour over brewer is ceramic porcelain, and makes one cup of nicely balanced java. Not sure what to do with one of these gadgets? This is a great article with everything you need to know.
If you love coffee, but don't have a ton of room to spare for storing a bulky machine, the AeroPress might be for you. You can brew a cup of smooth coffee in a minute flat. Check out the video on Target's site to see how it works!
Coffee connoisseurs love the pour over coffee method because it maintains the natural oils of the coffee. This one comes with a stainless steel cone filter and three colors are available for the heat-resistant grip.
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There's something about the manual, slow process of French press coffee makers that feel apropos for leisurely weekend mornings, but sometimes, you want that rich flavor on the go Monday through Friday. Enter the French press-meets-travel coffee mug by Espro.
If ever there were a coffee maker that had a cult following, it'd probably be the Chemex, which uses the pour-over technique. Reviewers rate it highly, and proclaim that it makes the best coffee. Don't forget to pick up some coffee filters, as well.
Mornings can be rough. Coffee usually makes it better, especially if made in a pretty copper French press like Bodum's version.
Other Good Resources:
- A Beginners Guide to Pour Over Coffee Brewing - Prima Coffee Equipment
- The 5 Best Pour Over Coffee Makers of 2016 - Home Grounds
- Best 5 Manual Coffee and Espresso Makers - America's Test Kitchen Feed
If you laugh in the face of coffee's caffeine contribution and are strictly an espresso drinker (that's usually on the go), take your java production on the move with this hand-pumped maker.
Science was never a subject I excelled at in school, so my brain can't quite comprehend this machine, but it sure does look cool, doesn't it?
The priciest maker on this list, the ROK is a hand-powered pressured espresso machine that doesn't use any electricity at all. Made from engine-grade aluminum metal (with a 10-year guarantee), it's practically indestructible.