It’s 7am, my alarm goes off, I’m immediately confused as to why anyone would deem this an appropriate start time to the day. My cheek is suctioned cupped to my pillowcase, only one of my eyelids is working and I’ve briefly considered that I might have the flu. As I filter through my list of excuses not to rise and shine (lolz to whoever came up with that term) one comforting thought, a beacon of hope, surfaces…
After decades of research, I have deduced that one of life’s simple pleasures is waking up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The way it makes your home smell as it drifts throughout the rooms, the way it warms your hands as you lift it to your lips and the way it retrieves your eyeballs from the back of your skull and whispers encouragingly to them “you can do it.”
A few weeks ago, Melitta invited me to trial and learn about their Pour-Over coffee maker and in staying committed to my lifelong research, I was all-hands-on-deck.
The original Pour-Over came to life when Melitta Bentz, a German housewife, grew tired of the bitter coffee that was full of grounds and prevalent in the early 20th century. Her search for a better coffee experience eventually led her to punch holes in a brass pot, line it with a piece of her son’s notebook paper, and invent the two-part filtration system we use in today’s Pour-Over and drip coffee worldwide.
It makes one good cup of coffee.
My scale of measurement is simple on this front – do I like the taste, or am I enduring it for the caffeine? When I read the above blurb I was most interested to see if, in fact, the coffee would ever be bitter. I was sure this had more to do with the beans than the maker, so I tried multiple brands, including ones I’ve pegged as ‘bitter’ in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t suddenly love the brands I previously disliked, but I will say I support Melitta’s anti-bitter claim. Their Pour-Over method is effective in making a smooth, flavourful cup and I have enjoyed each one I’ve brewed.
Another winning feature for me is how environmentally friendly this coffee maker is. With no pods, the only waste is the filter which made from bamboo is 100% compostable, keeping filters out of the landfill. Reducing landfill waste, as I’ve spoken about before, is a real issue we all need to be thinking about.
To wrap things up I must also add that I love this coffee maker for its look. I know this has absolutely nothing to do with good coffee or taste but whatever, I like having cute things on my counter. And this thing is adorable.
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This blog post was sponsored by Melitta, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.