If you've ever tried coffee made with a pour over coffee maker, you already know how much better it tastes than most other brewing methods.
In case you haven't had the luxury of experiencing this yet, I'll give you a taste of what you're missing out on... deeper flavors, fresher taste, less bitterness, all without loose coffee grounds floating around in your mug.
What's better than drinking pour over coffee? Not having to spend as much time making it! Using an automatic pour over coffee maker saves you the time and hassle of adding small portions of hot water at a time, having to wait for it to seep through the grounds before adding more water. The machine automatically takes care of this for you so you can simply measure out the grounds, pour in the water, and hit a button.
Yep, it's that simple.
We've researched the most popular and best-selling automatic pour over coffee machines on the market, and we'd like to introduce you to our #1 recommendation...
Gourmia GCM4900: The Best Automatic Pour Over Coffee Maker
We feel that this model stands out above the rest for a number of reasons.
First of all, it's super easy to use. Simply measure out the coffee grounds, and if you already have water in the reservoir, simply hit the 2 cup or 4 cup button, depending on how much coffee you want.
Expert tip: Most people find that the "2 cup" button outputs enough coffee for the typical cup, and the "4 cup" button outputs enough for 2 cups.
Another reason we like this Gourmia coffee maker is that it will keep your coffee warm after it's made so it's hot when you're ready for it. So you could get it started, walk away for a couple minutes or an hour or so, and when you come back your coffee ready for you, hot and fresh-tasting.
Although most coffee makers aren't typically considered noisy, we've noticed that this one in particular is very quiet, which is great if you're trying to keep the noise level down in the morning while you're starting your day.
Much to our surprise, some automatic pour over coffee makers can get quite pricy (the Chemex Ottomatic comes in at $350 - yikes!). Thankfully, the Gormia GCM4900 retails for less than $100. We chose it as our "favorite pick" because of it's quality and functions, not just its price, but the low price certainly worked in its favor.
And it just so happens that it looks pretty sleek and modern, too. Wouldn't you agree?
Runner Up: BODUM Bistro B
While we don't consider it the best option, we do think the BODUM Bistro B is worth mentioning.
It's quite a bit pricier than our #1 pick (above), more than twice the price actually.
But we think it's nice that the hot water does not come into contact with any plastic. That said, the canister where you pour in the cold water is polycarbonate, so it's not 100% plastic-free, but plastic is arguably more likely to leaches when it's in contact with hot water than when it's in contact with cold water.
Additionally, once the coffee is made, you can take out the container from the machine and the sealed lid will help keep the coffee hot longer. So you could take it to the kitchen table to share with guests so they can help themselves at their convenience, for example.