Cafellissimo Paperless Pour Over Coffee Maker, Single Serve

Last updated date: August 14, 2019

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Cafellissimo Cafellissimo Paperless Pour Over Coffee Maker, Single Serve placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Pour Over Maker for a detailed review of all the top pour over makers.

Expert Summarized Score
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,165 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
No filter needed, great taste, stylish
- Outdoor Gear Lab
November 20, 2018 | Full review
The best thing about this coffee maker is that it fulfills the need of casual coffee drinkers and professionals alike.
- Kitchen Byte
The best thing about this pour over coffee maker is that you can clean it with your dishwasher as easily as you would hand wash it.
- Fried Coffee
The drip cone filter is compact, lightweight and easily portable, making it ideal for travel by car or airplane.
- Heavy
April 24, 2019 | Full review
The flavors are a little richer and bolder than they might be with lesser models, so this is perfect for those who like to start their days strong.
- Trip Savvy
March 29, 2019 | Full review
The stand-alone coffee filter fits securely on any coffee mug. It offers bolder flavours compared to its similar stand-alone coffer maker models.
- Village Bakery
The Cafellissimo Paperless is a good example of this, thanks to its one-piece 18/8 stainless steel design that can be used time and time again without absorbing your brew's oils or flavor.
- Wiki EZ Vid
In addition to this, the bottom base has been created from fine wire mesh which means that it’s impossible for it to have a negative effect on the flavour. You will be thoroughly pleased to know that the model is compact and lightweight which means that you can take it with you wherever you go.
- Coffeein Blog
By the way, the cafellissimo coffee maker is quite easy to use and clean whenever you want.
- Coffee Makerly
May 30, 2019 | Full review
There is no hassle nor discomfort with this easy-to-use drip coffee cone. Brew coffee at home or while on travel because of the compact and lightweight design.
- Koffeely
August 1, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Expensive, requires water and more time to fully clean
- Outdoor Gear Lab
November 20, 2018 | Full review
The fine filters could be difficult to clean once they get clogged.
- Kitchen Byte
Requires time and a lot of water to clean properly
- Fried Coffee
Handles could be larger for better stability
- Heavy
April 24, 2019 | Full review
You can make a limited number of coffee cups
- Coffeein Blog
It’s an expensive coffee brewer
- Coffee Makerly
May 30, 2019 | Full review
Finer coffee grounds can clog the filter
- Koffeely
August 1, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

In one clever and simple-to-use stand alone drip coffee cone that gives you the power of a professional barista at home or when you travel; works manually with any ground coffee or flavors, offering a delicious taste of a 1 - 2 cups of coffee in less time than other sources; saves time and money; perfect for the coffee connoisseur that appreciates richer, bolder flavors and the unique enjoyment that comes with hand-crafting a perfect cup of joe; TOP QUALITY MATERIALS - our fine mesh dual stainless coffee filter is made of the highest quality stainless steel without using paper filters; its reinforced steel mesh is extra durable, allowing brewing at the perfect rate; the bottom base will stay on and not break; with the extra fine wire mesh at the lower part of the filter; no grounds end up in your cup; SIMPLE TO USE - being compact and lightweight, the coffee drip cone works great at home or work or while traveling or camping; simply heat the pour over coffee filter with hot water and rinse out, add coffee grounds, slowly pour in the hot water, let the coffee maker drip out the water through the fine pour over filter, and remove the coffee dripper when done, ready to enjoy your drink; EASY TO CLEAN AND NO USE OF PAPER COFFEE FILTERS - once done using the coffee brewer, rinse it quickly by hand and immediately use it again for another flavor; since it is a reusable coffee strainer made from stainless steel, it is better quality than plastic, ceramic, or glass coffee filters, it saves you money not buying paper coffee filters; MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - Cafellissimo is committed to providing a superior coffee drinking experience with coffee accessories you love. As such, if you aren't satisfied with your purchase, contact us within thirty days, and we'll issue you a full refund.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 16
2. Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker With Permanent Filter
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 20
3. OXO BREW Pour Over Coffee Dripper, Single Serve
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Chemex Classic Series Glass Pour-Over Coffee Maker, 8 Cup
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 12
6. Coffee Gator Pour Over Kettle
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 13
7. E-PRANCE Pour Over Coffee Filter Cone
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer, 6 Cup
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Pour Over Makers

Although single-cup coffeemakers and drip brewers may be unrivaled for convenience, they can’t quite get around the fact that flavor is typically lost through the brewing process. For that reason, true coffee connoisseurs have fallen in love with pour over coffeemaking in recent years. Traditionally, pour over coffeemaking was too complicated, requiring special equipment and plenty of patience. However, manufacturers have come up with tools that give you great flavor without all the work.

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One of the reasons the pour over method is so useful is that it doesn’t always require paper filters, which trap some of the natural oils in coffee along with the grounds. So you’ll find that the pour over coffeemakers on the market today try to honor that, with many offering stainless steel reusable filters that are both good for the environment and great for preserving flavor.

Paperless filtering helps keep natural oils from coffee, leading to a richer flavor. However, you may find that without that excess filtration, you get some grounds in your coffee. Coffeemakers with microfiber paper and narrow openings can help ensure your cup is as clean as possible, but be aware this can dull the taste.

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If you’ve never used a pour over coffeemaker before, you’re understandably concerned about the learning curve. Some coffeemakers come with recipe books, but you can also easily find instructions online, including videos that walk you through it. It may take a bit of a learning curve, but it will be well worth it in the end.

Before you buy, consider the capacity you’ll want. Pour over coffee isn’t meant to be like that pot of coffee you make at seven a.m. that takes you all the way through lunch. Instead, it’s intended to make only enough for the cup you’re presently drinking. However, if you have two or more coffee drinkers in the house, it may be well worth getting a higher-capacity coffeemaker. Otherwise, you’ll have to heat water up separately for each person. Since pour over coffeemakers don’t have a way to stay warm in between cups, you’ll need to use each batch relatively quickly after heating the water up.

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DYWM Fun Fact

Modern coffee lovers owe thanks to a German entrepreneur named Amalie Auguste Melitta Bentz, who was instrumental in a couple of major inventions that led to the way the hot beverage tastes today. In 1908, Melitta was unhappy with the flavor of the coffee coming from her percolator and began experimenting with other ways to brew. She discovered when she poured coffee through blotting paper from her son’s schoolbook, the taste improved. This was the beginning of the pour over method that led to Melitta Pour Over Coffemakers hitting the market in the 1930s. Melitta coffeemakers are still sold today, but Melitta is best known as the inventor of the coffee filter, which is even more widely in use.

The Pour Over Maker Buying Guide

  • The most important feature any pour over coffeemaker can have is taste. The nonporous glass in the Chemex Classic Glass Pour Over Coffeemaker keeps chemicals from the container from seeping into your coffee, ensuring a pure experience.
  • Another factor affecting coffee taste is filtration. The paper coffee filters typically used when brewing have a bad habit of absorbing the oils in the coffee, dulling the flavor. Many pour over coffeemakers feature reusable stainless steel filters that not only keep you from having to buy paper filters, but they allow for a richer flavor experience.
  • The Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker With Filter is made from laser-cut steel that makes it impossible for small particles to pass through. If you prefer paper filters, you’ll want to consider the Chemex Classic Glass Pour Over Coffeemaker, which requires separately purchased Chemex bonded filters. These filters use microfine paper that catches even the smallest coffee grounds to provide a truly clean cup of coffee. These filters are a bit pricey, so make sure you factor that in if you’re comparing prices. However, the trade-off of having a particle-free cup of coffee is that you’ll lose those natural oils that looser filters allow through.
  • Capacity is an important consideration. If you’re only planning to make one or two cups of coffee a day, the Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker With Filter or OXO BREW Pour Over Coffee Dripper will work fine. However, if you need to make more cups at a time, consider the Chemex Classic Glass Pour Over Coffeemaker, which comes in either 3, 6, 8 or 10-cup models. The Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Filter comes in 17, 34 or 51-ounce versions.
  • One feature you may not think about with pour over coffee is how warm it will stay once you’ve poured your first cup. This is especially important if you’re investing in a coffeemaker with a capacity that goes beyond one cup. There is no function that keeps pour over coffeemakers warm when not in use, so larger-capacity models may not be very useful unless you’re making coffee for multiple people at once.
  • Some pour over coffeemakers are plastic, while others are made from glass. The biggest benefit of plastic-based coffeemakers is that they’re more durable than glass usually is. The OXO BREW Pour Over Coffee Dripper is plastic, while the Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker With Filter is made from glass and therefore not as likely to survive a drop. But you do sacrifice taste with plastic, as water heated in plastic can taste slightly contaminated. To overcome this limitation while also being somewhat durable, the Chemex Classic Glass Pour Over Coffeemaker and Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Filter are both made from borosilicate glass, which is thick enough that it can take the heat and handle gentle drops. It’s important to note that this doesn’t make them completely shatter-resistant, just more so than coffeemakers made from thinner types of glass.
  • Safety is another consideration if you choose glass over plastic. Glass can more easily transfer heat to your hands. To compensate for that, the Chemex Classic Glass Pour Over Coffeemaker and Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Filter have a collar around the middle of each carafe that you can use when picking it up. The Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker With Filter keeps you safe with a rubber handle. You’ll still need to be careful where you grab any time you have heated liquids inside glass.