Manual Coffeemaker Nº1

A pour-over coffee maker designed to elevate the ritual of making coffee by hand.

Manual Coffeemaker, or MCM, is a pour-over coffee maker that lives on the countertop in a home or office, like a low-tech appliance. Hot water is gradually poured through fresh ground coffee in a filter, and brewed coffee slowly drips into the carafe, or even directly into your mug.

Manual—or "pour over"—brewing has become popular in the world of craft coffee, because it gives full control over all of the variables in the brewing process. More control means you have the ability to adjust and perfect your recipe to better highlight the nuanced flavors found in today's high-quality craft coffees.

MCM takes inspiration from manual coffee brewers of the past, but completely redesigns the experience with a new form. Other manual brewers have more in common with pitchers or kitchen funnels, while MCM is designed to be a beautiful freestanding appliance—an appliance you truly love to see on your kitchen counter day after day.

The handmade sculptural glass form of MCM provides full visibility of the process, while the "double-wall" design effectively retains brewing heat. The wooden base is intended to develop a patina over time, similar to a well-aged cutting board. 

As compared to other single-cup pour over brewers, MCM has a slightly slower extraction speed. This better develops natural sweetness and balances the sparkling acidity of a light-roasted coffee.

In lieu of using a kitchen scale while brewing, MCM uses a carafe with mL measurements to accurately gauge volume of brewed coffee.

In a world focused on speed and convenience, the act of preparing coffee manually and by-the-cup is a chance to truly slow down and enjoy the moment. As you master a manual brewing method, the ritual of preparing coffee becomes just as pleasurable as drinking it. Manual Coffeemaker was designed to celebrate this ritual of daily craft through a considered experience, a thoughtful interaction, and an understated design. 

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Manual Coffeemaker Nº1
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