Hario V60 vs. Bonavita Immersion Dripper

  • Name
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Serving Size
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Type of Coffee Maker
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Materials
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • BPA Free
    Is the coffee maker free of Bisphenol-A?
  • Steeping Valve
    Can you stop the flow of coffee to allow for steeping?
  • Manufacturer Origin
    In what country is the coffee maker made?
  • Hario V60
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Up to 3 cups (5 oz)
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Pour-over
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Glass
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • BPA Free?
  • Japan
    In what country is the coffee maker made?
  • Bonavita Immersion Dripper
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Up to 3 cups (5 oz)
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Pour-over
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Porcelain
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • BPA Free?
  • China
    In what country is the coffee maker made?

Here's the deal. This isn't just a showdown between two popular pour-over coffee makers, but it's also an experiment.

Let me explain…

In one of my favorite coffee books, The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee, author and Blue Bottle founder James Freeman states that the smaller hole of a Bonmac makes better coffee than the larger hole Hario V60. He posits that the Hario V60's popularity in the U.S. is mostly attributed to the fact that  it's a quicker brew.

So this was my burning question: is a smaller-hole-coffee-dripper like the Bonavita Immersion Dripper better than the larger-hole-coffee-dripper like the Hario V60?

It's the Hario V60 vs the Bonavita Immersion Dripper. Let's go!

Coming Up

OK, so I only tested this hypothesis once, and it was on myself.  Not ideal.

So here's what I have coming up…

1) I'm going to replicate this experiment as best I can and get some other participants' feedback

2) I'm going to test which of the two brewers yields a higher temperature cup of coffee. This will be important in determining whether to go with a glass or porcelain dripper.