Coffeemaker Showdown 003: Hario V60 vs. Bonavita Immersion Dripper

Hario V60 vs. Bonavita Immersion Dripper

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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.



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