What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Clear?

A total of 23 reviews of this product on Reddit.

3 points

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25th Jan 2022

That’s called Cowboy Method, and the cons are that you get coffee grounds in your mouth lol. If you have access to a tea kettle you can do a pour over and all you’ll need is the filters and the V60 cone to hold the coffee grounds. Then you just put the v60 on top of your mug and pour the hot water over the grounds.

1 point

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20th Sep 2021

This might actually be the best advice.

Plastic ones (which myself and many others actually recommend) are $10 on Amazon if you’re in the US.

1 point

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9th Feb 2021

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RBTSMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_FEZP1FWH35GPVB9P4650?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Some places are sold out but I’m still seeing ways to avoid paying $30.

Also, most cost drivers are near all time highs. Materials, labor, especially import shipping.

Also also, it’s one thing to suggest someone is price gouging with food, water, or medical supplies. This is a coffee dripper with competition out there. I think the folks buying these will be fine. If not, they should probably look to one of the many affordable alternatives.

1 point

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9th Nov 2020

Love me some pour over for one cup. I have an aero press. Seldom used. A plastic v60 off of amz will set you back $11. Muck cheaper. Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Clear https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RBTSMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_ZSqQFbQKJMGR9

1 point

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25th Oct 2013

You are absolutely correct that coffee shouldn’t be bitter. Generally, he shouldn’t buy French roast, but anything in the light or even medium roast range should not be noticeably bitter. If it’s too strong, he should just change the water to coffee ratio until it works for him. A good cup of coffee should be mellow and somewhat sweet even without cream and sugar.

Obviously everything tastes better if you add fat and a sweetener of some sort, though. I like heavy cream and ez-sweets, but before Keto I just drank it straight and was perfectly happy.

Cold brew is delicious, but expensive to brew in sufficient quantities to replace a 2-3 cup a day coffee habit, since you have to use something like 1:3 water/coffee. If you drink 24oz of coffee a day, that’s a 12oz bag of beans every day and a half.

A lot of people like Aeropress, I find it cumbersome. Same with Chemex. I would ignore these, unless you want to deep dive into coffee purism.

Last year I switched from a french press to a Hario dripper and I’m very happy with it. I would say the quality is slightly preferable to me, though they’re in the same ballpark. The process is slightly easier, and the cleanup is trivial (since you have a paper filter). A Hario is like $9, 100 filters are like $5.

38 points

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15th Feb 2018

Double the work for me, huh?

  1. Cheapest that can truly get the job done (total about $100).
    v60
    filters
    stovetop kettle
    digital scale
    grinder
    mail order fresh beans

  2. Upgrades that aren’t necessarily just luxuries/wealth signaling (an additional $300 or so)
    scale with timer
    temperature controlled kettle or this one
    electric grinder refurbished
    single origin beans, maybe something like this, except find it from a local roaster who does a good job and can become your partner in producing your perfect cup

11 points

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17th Jul 2019

Here’s a post I made before. It’s still my advice. (Hope it formats ok when posted)

  1. Cheapest that can truly get the job done (total about $100).

v60

filters

stovetop kettle

digital scale

grinder

mail order fresh beans

  1. Upgrades that aren’t necessarily just luxuries/wealth signaling (an additional $300 or so)
    scale with timer

temperature controlled kettle or this one

electric grinder refurbished

single origin beans, maybe something like this, except find it from a local roaster who does a good job and can become your partner in producing your perfect cup

3 points

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14th Jan 2021
2 points

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10th Mar 2021

You won’t be wildly disappointed, I’d bet, given a reference of a cheap auto drip machine.

Get a plastic v60. They’re $10!

https://www.amazon.com/Hario-Plastic-Coffee-Dripper-Clear/dp/B001RBTSMM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hario+v60&qid=1615407054&sr=8-1

Don’t forget filters (also $10 for a 100 pack):
https://www.amazon.com/Hario-V60-Coffee-Filters-Tabbed/dp/B001U7EOYA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=v60%2Bfilters&qid=1615407086&sr=8-1&th=1

As others have said, getting a grinder should be a priority. Even a basic whirling blade grinder is an ok place to start. WAY better than pre-ground coffee, especially once you’re halfway through the bag.

Honestly, I’d probably just get a basic whirling blade grinder before getting the pour-over 🙂 That (plus using good fresh beans) will produce a major improvement in your coffee, even using your existing auto drop. Then when you have a spare $20, grab the V60 and some filters and get to work.

Then you can get a scale, etc.

2 points

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22nd Jul 2019

I would definitely go with a larger Chemex. But don’t be afraid to buy an $8 Hario V60 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Hario-Plastic-Coffee-Dripper-Clear/dp/B001RBTSMM) to experiment with a smaller size and different brew ratios/beans.

2 points

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21st May 2015

If they went with a plastic V60 for $7 rather than the ceramic, he could add a Hario Slim/Mini and have a setup for just under $90.

I think that the Clever Coffee Dripper would be a good inexpensive brewing method for a beginner, especially for someone who is looking into Keurig type machines, since it is easy to use and more hands off than a V60 or Aeropress.

1 point

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5th Nov 2018

V60 (amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Hario-Plastic-Coffee-Dripper-Clear/dp/B001RBTSMM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541449217&sr=8-1&keywords=hario+v60+plastic

Grinder (amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Hario-MSS-1DTB-Ceramic-Coffee-Mini-Slim/dp/B01GPMH590/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1541449268&sr=8-7&keywords=hario+skerton

With a v60, one of these kettles would help a lot too (something similar is perfectly okay too, but pay attention to the skinny spout: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV382510V-Variable-Temperature-Gooseneck/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541449338&sr=8-3&keywords=bonavita+variable+kettle

And coffee all depends on local roasters in your area, but they put the regions on the bags, so just find some ones from africa, or focus on tasting notes they list.

Hope this helps!

1 point

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24th Sep 2019

Plus, they are $7.39 on Amazon right now.

1 point

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23rd Jan 2020

Even less, they’re $8 on Amazon right now with free next day shipping.

1 point

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7th Feb 2019

For even lower cost a plastic V60 ($7.30 https://smile.amazon.com/Hario-Plastic-Coffee-Dripper-Clear/dp/B001RBTSMM/). Brandless doesn’t appear to have filter on their site, and when I look up the 3rd party ones they would use they appear to be even more expensive than V60 filters ($8.62 for 80). https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B001U7EOYA/ (100 count, white, tabbed, $6.40 for 100).

Edit: as far as quality I imagine it’s identical to the Melitta pour over and it takes the same filters. Ceramic tends to suck a lot of heat out so it’ll need a good preheat – a plastic brewer won’t need as much of one. It’s a good deal on a ceramic brewer but I wouldn’t look at ceramic as being “better” in order to justify that deal.

1 point

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30th Jul 2018

Here’s something I wrote up before. Obviously there’s things that are step 3 on this list, and different tastes would prefer different specific equipment, of course. Like I think the v60 is great, but a French Press might be the better device for some people’s palate. And obviously, some of this equipment can be swaped for similar items. These were just my suggestions to someone who wanted advice on recommendations for a coffee starter pack.

  1. Cheapest that can truly get the job done (total about $100).
    v60
    filters
    stovetop kettle
    digital scale
    grinder
    mail order fresh beans

  2. Upgrades that aren’t necessarily just luxuries/wealth signaling (an additional $300 or so)
    scale with timer
    temperature controlled kettle or this one
    electric grinder refurbished
    single origin beans, maybe something like this, except find it from a local roaster who does a good job and can become your partner in producing your perfect cup

1 point

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30th Apr 2018

A pour over set up can be had for quite cheap.

Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Clear https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RBTSMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WcZ5AbRMPN9JG

Bonavita 1.0L Electric Kettle BV3825B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0GDA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TeZ5AbY1C3CZG

Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters, Size 02, 100 Count, Natural https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O0R46I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yfZ5Ab8GY8NBT

$5.67 + $6.21 + $29.34 = $41.16

I realize you’re using euros so it will be slightly different. And honestly if you got a different kettle you could cut out 10 or more dollars to get you into the ~30 USD range which from what I can tell would be saving you money. Just make sure it’s a gooseneck and keep in mind the fewer times you have to rebuy something the likely less cost efficient it is.

1 point

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11th May 2017

Coffee has a lot of interesting natural flavors, and you can easily and inexpensively step up your coffee game for even better coffee that has it’s own nutty or caramel notes, that will be even tastier than Starbucks or Duncan Donuts. 🙂

  • Brewing: There are a couple easy, inexpensive brewing options. I think the most universally favored for beginners and pro’s alike is a weird device called an Aeropress. Another option is a pour-over coffee cone, like this Hario V6. Or what I use: a French Press. What I like about the French Press is that you can almost always find one at a thrift store or yard sale for like $2.

  • Grinding: Coffee starts to get stale once it’s ground. Ideally you can grind it before you make it. A quality inexpensive grinder is the Hario Skerton But here’s what I do: I get my coffee ground in the store and put it in an air-tight container. I put 1 weeks worth in a separate bag.

  • Grind size is important too, if you use a French Press you want “course” grind. Which you can get in pre-ground coffee.

  • Water: use filtered water.

  • The coffee itself: Starbucks heavily roasts their coffee, but would still be better quality than Dunkin Donuts. Entry-level good coffee can be had at Costco or Trader Joes. Even better coffee comes from 3rd wave coffee shops, or ordering online. Those are higher priced but you get what you pay for.

Honestly though the great thing is you can pick ONE of these things and have better coffee, and each thing you do will improve your cup. And then you can go to /r/coffee and go down the rabbit hole of “the perfect cup”. I’m kind of a coffee-snob poser: I get my beans from Trader Joe’s and don’t own a grinder. But what I get from my French Press is miles ahead of what I used to drink, it allowed me to cut out sugar or sweeteners.

1 point

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17th Oct 2016
1 point

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26th Mar 2016

I got hooked on them last time I was in SF. Basically a slower way to make coffee by manually pouring water from a kettle onto grounds with a filter. It’s a pretty simple process but it obviously takes more time to do than the coffee you get at Tims, and for some reason it’s “hipster” right now, so it’s like $4-5 a cup at most places in SF.

If you’re willing to do it yourself though, it’s actually really cheap. I have one of these. It’s under $10, which is probably one of the cheapest ways to brew coffee.

I’ve found it has a more intense taste than regular drip coffee, but usually along with the extra time/attention to brew it comes extra time/attention in picking better, and fresher beans, so the improved taste could just be the beans.

0 points

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1st Jun 2016

My coffee maker is $6.33, on prime.

It’s all about the beans, and to a reasonable extent, the grinder.

-2 points

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8th Jul 2019

A good hario v60 pour-over (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001RBTSMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_6VZiDb1CNSQBY or similar) and a kettle ( or if this is for work, they may have a hot water dispenser) will work. My buddy bought a hand grinder ( Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Mini-Slim https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001804CLY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XXZiDbK27Q3N2) and that pourover for work and that works well for him.