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Coffeemaker Nº3 is a flexible brewer for slow coffee
Coffeemaker Nº3 is a flexible coffee system that allows you to brew slow coffee 3 ways—pour-over, French press, and cold brew.
Pour-over, French press, cold brew—what are you in the mood for today?
Don’t just brew for you—make hand-crafted coffee 40 ounces at a time
KEEP IT HOT
Fresh-brewed coffee stays hot for up to an hour in the double-walled insulated pitcher
NO FANCY FILTERS
Uses inexpensive auto-drip filters, available at most grocery stores
LIFE AFTER COFFEE
Use the pitcher for cool drinks too—the insulated glass will never form condensation
MADE BY HAND
Hand blown borosilicate glass, slip cast porcelain, with stainless steel and cork components
Brewing with Nº3
Pour over is our favorite brewing method because of the full control of the brewing variables, the clarity of flavor, and the ritual of the process. We designed Nº3 to be an extremely forgiving pour-over method that's easy to learn.
The ceramic dripper is nested into the pitcher, which holds a standard Melitta auto-drip filter. Flat bottom filters provide a more consistent extraction than cone-shaped filters, and are much more forgiving when brewing.
Hot water is simply poured over top of the grinds until the desired coffee volume is reached inside the pitcher. If you like to be accurate, you can place the pitcher on a kitchen scale, or if you prefer to be more intuitive, you can gauge volume of coffee by where it hits on the handle.
French press is a classic brewing method that is known for its simplicity, consistency, and full bodied flavor.
We designed Nº3 to work like a standard French press, but with the double-walled glass, your coffee brews at a more consistent temperature. To reduce the "silt" that happens with French press, we recommend a little bit of a longer steep time to allow the grinds to settle. Additionally, by not pushing the press all the way to the bottom, you can avoid disturbing the grinds—and will yield a much "cleaner" cup.
Cold brew is a summer crush and a crowd pleaser—it seems everybody loves an iced coffee these days.
Cold brew can be made easily with the Nº3 system: store the water and coffee in the corked pitcher overnight in your fridge. The next day, use the French press to filter the grinds. For more clarity, place the ceramic dripper on a mason jar and pour the coffee through a paper filter. The coffee can be transferred back into a clean pitcher for storage, or can be taken on-the-go in the mason jar.
At Manual—we create products for food that encourage you to slow down and appreciate the moment. Coffeemaker Nº3 allows you to celebrate the ritual while sharing the experience with others.
Funded on Kickstarter in July 2017