Hario Drip Pot Review

Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
93
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
87
Brand Reputation (10%)
92

The Bottom Line

Functionally similar to the Chemex Classic Series but definitely rocking its own aesthetic, the Hario Drip Pot features a cloth filter, which offers advantages over paper and stainless steel but requires more maintenance.
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Key Features of the Hario Drip Pot

Key Features of Hario Drip Pot

  • Material: Glass
  • Filter: Cloth, multi-use
  • Volume: 8 oz
  • Made In: Japan

Hario Drip Pot Overview

At just 240 mL in volume, the Hario Drip Pot is the smallest pour over coffee maker on our list — it makes just one 8-oz cup.

While that’s a significant drawback for a high-volume coffee drinker like myself, it may not be a negative for you. If you’re OK with the single-cup capacity, you just might enjoy the Hario Drip Pot.

This pour over coffee maker has a defining feature: It comes with a cloth filter.

Never used a cloth filter before and unsure whether it’s right for you?

Think of cloth filters this way: They’re basically reusable paper filters. They do a great job keeping fine sediment out of your coffee but you can wash them for extended use.

Cloth filters do stain from coffee oils, but you can clean this easily with bleach every few months.

Be warned, though: Hario recommends a lot of maintenance. You aren’t supposed to let it dry and it shouldn’t be cleaned with soap.

Instead, Hario suggests boiling it after use to remove any residual flavors. For storage, consider keeping it in a Tupperware container of water in your refrigerator, or to take up less space try sealing it in a Ziploc bag in the fridge.

In reality do you need to do all of those things? No, you don’t need to, but I’d recommend boiling it every few uses and at least storing it in a Ziploc bag.

Pros

  • Cloth filter takes the best features of both paper and stainless steel
  • High quality Japanese design and make
  • Beautiful design

Cons

  • Small 8 oz capacity
  • Cloth filter requires additional maintenance

Is the Hario Drip Pot for you?

Is Hario Drip Pot for you?

The Hario Drip Pot makes a great cup of coffee on par with the Chemex Classic Series as long as you can get past the 8 oz brew volume and the added maintenance of the cloth filter.

Hario Drip Pot Review: An In-Depth Look

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Hario Drip Pot
Functionally similar to the Chemex Classic Series but definitely rocking its own aesthetic, the Hario Drip Pot features a cloth filter, which offers advantages over paper and stainless steel but requires more maintenance.

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