Bonavita Porcelain Immersion Drippper

I’d love to hear from anyone who has one of these. I am looking for a simple, easy to clean up method for making a good cup of coffee. French press coffee is delicious, but it’s just such a pain to clean up. K-cup brewers are expensive, many have questionable reliability, and the cups themselves are wasteful.

This seems too good to be true. Is it?

I have their gooseneck pot, which I like a lot because it holds the temperature – but I bought it to go with an aeropress. Not convinced that makes the best coffee, since it’s a) messy, b) the coffee cools off by the time you drink it, and c) you only make one cup at a time. This looks like a glorified Melita plastic cone, except , of course, it’s not plastic. It still requires paper filters (#4). You probably just have to dump the grinds and wash out the filter, but not sure about the stopper – some cones just drip the water through as you pour - this one seems to hold it as it steeps, then you release the lever (which might be a weak point in the design - check Amazon reviews).

I like drip coffee, but I tend to use a stainless stovetop espresso pot most of the time, since the coffee stays hot. A dripper is great for making one cup or two cups at a time, so if that’s enough for you, might be worth a try. You might want to experiment with a melita filter first, just to see if you like the drip process and results, before forking over $35 dollars for a porcelain filter holder.