Several months ago I was delivering some butter Keepers to “Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop” in Fort Smith Arkansas (I love their name)! One of the owners, a sweet gal named Sarah, asked if I ever made a coffee pour over. (On the day I wrote this they sent me a message they were closing. It was sad.)

A what?

Not being a coffee connoisseur I had never heard of such a thing but I was intrigued. And, truth be told, challenged. It was a different, very interesting shape. A funnel on top of a plate with a handle. And you made a single cup of coffee with it. Hum…I was intrigued!

Making Coffee MakersSo, Let the making begin!

The first one I made I glazed in a simple white and gave it to Sarah to try. I never heard back if she did try it, but that’s ok, I decided to keep making them.

I watched a few You Tube videos on how to use them, then I scoured the internet for what size they were supposed to be. I threw 7, I think, the first go around but decided to just finish 2 so that I could test them.

Oh, single serving drip coffee maker, where have you been all my life!

This simple little thing was amazing! I wish now I had one when we went to Austin several months ago and had to stay in a hotel. I am an early riser and a big morning coffee drinker and those teeny coffee makers they put in hotel rooms just don’t cut the mustard, so to speak.

Using the Cone coffee filters (#2), you add coffee grinds, heat some water and slowly pour it over the grinds. The coffee drips through a small hole in the bottom of the funnel.

  • You can make your coffee just as strong or as weak as you want
  • Every coffee drinker in the household can use there own special blend
  • It is quicker than waiting for a pot to brew.
  • Never run out of a fresh cup of coffee!
  • You don’t have to buy those over priced K-cups
  • The filter and grinds are the only throw away so it reduces your carbon footprint if you do use K-cups.
  • Easily pack for travel with just coffee grinds and filter. Just make sure your room has a microwave
  • Cheaper to replace if you break it than a single serving coffee maker
  • Perfect for dorm rooms
  • They make great gifts for the coffee lover you know
  • They are unique which makes you cool!

Those are all the reasons I can think of for owning and using a pottery coffee pour over. Can you think of any more? Leave a comment, I would love to hear about it.