If you will be using (and looking at) the same pour over brewer every day, we feel there is value in Bee House's great design. It features a patented integrated handle as well as a view hole so you can see the volume of coffee you have brewed (in case you are brewing into an opaque cup). Two drip holes means your coffee will extract at a good rate. A kettle with a thin spout (similar to a Hario Buono) would make your pour over experience more enjoyable but you can get away with using a normal kettle.
Bee House Japan is a venerable maker of porcelain tea and kitchen wares, and they happen to make the most attractive coffee drip filter cone in existence. It's certified lead and cadmium free. It takes a #2 or #4 filter (though the #4 filter will extend above the rim of the cone about an inch). I suggest pre-warming with hot water to prevent heat loss, and rinsing your paper filter to reduce paper taste. It retains heat well and will help create a better brew.
In this video, Tom shows the proper technique of using a ceramic filtercone.
Both size drippers will fit the top of any mug that is between 3 to 3.5" in diameter. The base is 4 x 3" wide. Check out our online Drip Cone Tip Sheet.
|Height/Width/Depth||3.5" x 6.2" x 4.8"|
|Filter||#2 or #4|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Pros||High quality functionality; Two-hole design allows for easy extraction: Easy on the eyes|
|Cons||Sized between a #2 and #4 filter|