For true coffee enthusiasts, the ritual of brewing coffee brings the same amount of joy that the process of drinking it. Pour-over is a classic and trusted method that slowly immerses the drinker in the aroma waking them up. These portable coffee makers will let you take the therapeutic coffee brewing experience outdoors by adding the grab-and-go convenience into the picture, and will make sure you stay caffeinated anytime, anywhere.
Seoul-based product designer Songhwa Park has designed a portable coffee maker for those who would like to enjoy a cup of coffee at a camping site without the need to visit a take-out café. Inspired by the iconic Matryoshka, or Russian nesting doll, Nesting Café is a portable coffee kit made up of a capsule coffee machine attached to the inside of its steel tumbler and removable wooden cup that uses a magnet to securely attach to it.
All items can be used separately depending on drinking habits or types of coffee, and easily arranged into all-in-one structure after use. The user can choose to sip freshly brewed coffee straight from the tumbler, where the coffee from the capsule is poured into, or use the cup.
The appliance’s carrying case also includes a leather strap for easy transportation and the compartment for pods to brew your coffee. The PC material used to craft the main body of the coffee maker is strong and elastic, while wooden details enable the coffee maker to blend in with nature.
The Eli Pour Over automatic coffee maker by New York based designer Chenchen Fan focuses on usability and seeks to make the brewing easier and more intuitive. The transformable brewing kit divides the process into three phases – material preparation, brewing setup, and final brewing.
The first phase suggests boiling water and keeping coffee grounds ready, before sliding and lifting the structure, followed by rotating it to lock the base. To deliver consistent taste every time, Eli features an automatic rotating water nozzle so each ground can be evenly coated with water – this technique is called blooming and is usually done by hand by baristas using traditional machines.
The body of the appliance is made utilizing recyclable plastic for injection molding and stainless steel. It also incorporates an electromagnetic heating pad to boil water making it truly portable, while the smooth and stable rotating axis structure elevates the machine’s minimal aesthetics.
While traditional pour-over method involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds, with gravity doing the mixing for you, the innovative Osma coffee brewer developed by a California-based team pumps air up into the container to mix the hot water and coffee grounds offered by the brand in the shape of biodegradable coffee pods. Customers can either purchase the coffee blend offered by the brand or order empty pods to fill at home with their own coffee.
Using osmosis and microcavitation, the ingenuous machine extracts the compounds that give coffee its flavorful aromas. The use of pressure and water circulation not only creates a unique flavor profile but also makes it possible to cut the brewing process to 1-2 minutes, which is much faster than utilizing the traditional method.
The appliance uses a battery-powered electric pump to drive the water up and down, with a fully charged battery making it possible to complete twenty brewing cycles. The user can adjust the flow to a continuous or an intermittent rhythm with the dedicated app and a smartphone. The app also allows users to discover new flavored pods and share brewing tips.