Does the world need another pour-over dripper? If you asked us yesterday, we would have said no. Between the Kalita Wave (our daily go-to), the Hario V60 (the device that started it all for us), and the million other conical and flat bottom drippers out there, there’s enough brewing devices to keep coffee bloggers such as ourselves gainfully employed writing reviews and tutorials that explore each gloriously subtle difference. And if you, say, wanted to crowd-fund a new pour-over device? Forget it. That shipped sailed years ago.
Well, that’s what we would have said right up until the point we watched the video for the Miir Pourigami, a collapsable brewer currently being crowd-funded on Kickstarter.
Miir claims the Pourigami (not to be confused with the Origami Brewer, which was recently used to win the World Brewers Cup) is “the world’s smallest, most durable and portable flat-pack dripper; big enough to make a robust cup of coffee, small enough to fit in your back pocket, light enough to forget you’re carrying it.” The triangular dripper disassembles and packs flat, somehow even making an Aeropress look bulky.
Normally, we would be skeptical of such grandiose claims, but the fact that Miir has designed our favorite travel mug on the market gives them serious credibility in our book. We trust Miir to carry our coffee and keep it hot. Why not let them help us brew it? It doesn’t hurt that the current US barista champion, Sam Spillman, has signed on with an endorsement. With 58 days to go, Miir has already more than doubled their $20,000 goal. The Kickstarter also includes a new coffee canister, with an accordion plunger designed to keep your coffee fresh.
Our coffee cabinet is already littered with devices we never use. But if the Pourigami offers a satisfactory brewing experience, the flat pack component promises to change our travel brewing kit for the better.
We, for one, can’t wait to get our hands on it.