DIY “Chorreador de Caf?” | Pre-Hipster Pour Over Coffee Maker

In just about every kitchen in Costa Rica you’ll find a Chorreador de Caf?. It’s a simple pour over coffee maker that’s been used for hundreds of years.

They come in many different shapes and sizes, but I wanted a compact one for our upcoming RV trip. It fits nicely in a drawer and makes one cup of coffee at a time.

Stay tuned for the video of our first cup in the morning 🙂

5 thoughts on “DIY “Chorreador de Caf?” | Pre-Hipster Pour Over Coffee Maker

  1. Regina

    I love that you made a chorreador and it turned out great! It’s one of the many things I miss about living the simple tico life. And you’re right… you will want to stock up on bolsas before leaving. Pura Vida!

  2. Aperture

    Mike, I watched you use that dull chisel on your bare legs like a parent watching a child chase a ball into a busy street.
    Basic rule of edged tools that has served me well: never apply force to the tool in the direction of your body or part of your body. With a knife or chisel you should always have the pointy bits motioning away from yourself (and no one else should be in the direction of your motion). Picture whittling a long stick with a knife. Your strokes should be away from your body and you should hold the stick with the other hand somewhere above where the knife is cutting.
    Best wishes, Aperture.


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