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December Coffee Dripper

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SKU: December Dripper
4.5 stars, based on 26 reviews

Thanks to a clever and simple innovation, the December Dripper is so much more than another pour-over device. The adjustable flow rate and a flat-bottom design will add a good deal of versatility to your brewing setup.

 

Designed by Nick Cho and Youngmin Lee, the December Dripper offers a very unique, but simple addition to classic pour-over brewing: control over the flow rate as the brew bed drains. With a simple turn of the dripper's base, you can select from three different flow rates, or shut off the flow almost entirely. It may not sound like much, but that extra level of control can add a good deal of versatility to a dripper. While some pour-over devices might be more restrictive in their batch sizes, the December Dripper can adapt to a much wider range of brewing conditions. You can just as easily brew a single small cup of coffee - using a lower flow setting - as you can brew a full liter-sized batch - with the flow set to max. You can even adjust flow rate mid-brew, so you can limit the flow for your bloom and first pour to allow for more contact and thorough extraction, then open it up for faster flow for the latter half of the brew to allow better washing of the grinds and give yourself more control over total brew time. The possibilities here are myriad, and that's really exciting for such a simple brewing device.

The December Dripper is made in South Korea from stainless steel and PTFE, with a silicone sleeve. All the parts are dishwasher safe, and the base and brewer can be detached by removing the screw using an allen wrench (not included).

Flow rate stages:

  • Stage 0 is when the flow rate is "closed." There are no holes open in this stage, however there may be a trickle of liquid out of the dripper. This is simply because of slight variations in manufacturing. Stage 0 may be useful for extended blooms, immersion-style brewing, extending contact time, or brewing iced coffee.
  • Stage 1 is the lowest flow rate, optimized for small brews of 10-12 fl oz. We have enjoyed 8 fl oz brews with this setting as well, using Stage 0 for an extended 45-50 second bloom phase.
  • Stage 2 is optimized for medium brews of 14-16 fl oz. This setting is about 50% slower than a steel 185 Kalita Wave, in our experience.
  • Stage 3 is the fastest flow rate, optimized for large brews over 16 fl oz. We've found that this setting is about 30% faster than a steel 185 Kalita Wave. We have also brewed full 1 liter batches on this setting with good results, but keep in mind that large doses like this are pushing the limits of the dripper's capacity.

What's in the box:

  • December Dripper
  • Silicone sleeve
  • Use and care card

Features:

  • Flat-bottom dripper with adjustable flow rate
  • Four flow rate stages: 0 - closed, 1 - low flow for single cup brewing, 2 - medium flow for 1-2 cups, 3 - high flow for batches up to 1 liter
  • PTFE flow valve for smooth and easy adjustment between stages
  • Versatile brewing device for many varied style of brewed coffee
  • Brew one small cup or one large batch with a single device
  • Easily experiment with flow rates during brewing to further dial in your favorite recipes
  • Compatible with Kalita 185 filters, as well as Gino filters
  • Made of stainless steel, PTFE, and silicone
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made in South Korea
Model: December Dripper
Brew style: Manual drip/pour-over, with adjustable flow rate
Filters: Kalita Wave 185 or notNeutral Gino
Capacity: Up to 70 grams, brews up to 1 L
Dimensions: 4.5 in W x 4.5 in D x 3.25 in H
Materials: Stainless steel, PTFE disk, silicone sleeve

December Coffee Dripper

Verified Buyer

2018-02-12T18:16:44.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December

This coffee system is so user friendly. The no drip feature allows for prolonged blooms that have added a ton of flavor but also easy clean up. No more hovering your hand under your filter on the way to the trash! It’s been one of the best brewing methods I have worked with!

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Verified Buyer

2018-02-11T17:16:43.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Even Better than Kalita Wave

The December Dripper has become my "go to" brewer. Previously I'd been splitting my time between Chemex and Kalita Wave (which are also awesome), but I've been able to get my best, most consistent results with the December.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-22T15:25:02.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December dripper

Smart device, but not complicated. It can brew like your average pour over or be a great experimenting brew tool for home or the cafe. Love it

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-26T03:36:35.000Z

5 / 5 stars

It came before Christmassss! Thank

It came before Christmassss! Thank you

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-23T02:04:28.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December Dripper

This is a great dripper. Works as an excellent cross between a clever and a wave. A little leakage in the closed setting, but nothing to worry about.

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-12T21:13:26.000Z

5 / 5 stars

It's a pourover game changer

It's like a Kalita Wave with a remote control. It's great how you can get a full immersion during the bloom, then you can open it up for an adjustable flow. It turns smoothly, and I love that it came with the sleeve.

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-11T13:46:57.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great Gift

Receiver thinks this makes best coffee ever.

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-07T02:23:54.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December dripper

Phenomenal. The options to slow or quicken your pour has perfected the Kalita. Love it.

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-05T04:54:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best scale ever

Best scale ever

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-02T12:25:44.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December dripper

Great product, takes pour-over to the next level.

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Verified Buyer

2017-11-27T10:48:36.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Love my New December Dripper

This product is great. Not only does it make my pour-overs perfect, but it is well constructed and has that nice rubber top to the metal, which makes it...well...very cool. With all the holes open, my coffee comes out and is like silk!

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Verified Buyer

2017-11-19T03:10:51.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December coffee dripper

Thank you for asking!! I was so excited after I saw the video on your web site. I must admit I am really disappointed. I can not get it to hold the water. I have turned it to cover the holes and even when I hold it up to the light and see when the holes go dark it still has a drip and no way will it brew for 3 or four minutes!! I tried for about a week then put it in the cabinet!!

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Verified Buyer

2017-11-09T01:54:35.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Love it!!!

Best pour over device ever. Variable flow is amazing for select brews and bean variations. Must have for the coffee connoisseur.

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Verified Buyer

2017-11-07T04:01:41.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best coffee device ever

The December Coffee Dripper allows me to pour a consistently great cup of coffee every time. Having control of the drip speed ensures a richer taste. I love my December!

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-28T14:14:56.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Who knew?

I honestly ordered the December coffee dripper more for durability of the stainless steel and the opportunity to adjust water flow than anything. I’d thought my trusty Mellita worked well but didn’t like using plastic with my coffee. Now I’ll never go back. The coffee is richer in flavor. Just brilliant Prima!!! You’ve got a very happy new customer.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-17T10:30:47.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December Dripper

Love it. It's a perfect upgrade upon the Kalita Wave Style Set I've used primarily for the past 5 years.

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Verified Buyer

2017-09-27T13:37:54.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Shipped and delivered on time,

Shipped and delivered on time, site was super easy to use. Thanks Prima!

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Verified Buyer

2017-09-25T04:01:37.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Sexiest dripper

I’m obsessed!!! Well worth the money and the coffee is delicious. Easy to use and clean. Would highly recommend.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-15T03:05:41.000Z

4 / 5 stars

Easy cleanup and customizable

I use the December coffee dripper a drip on coffee. One can adjust how fast it drips by the 0 to 3 setting. However, the 0 setting is not really “Zero” drip. That is my only gripe. I was informed that the manufacturer is changing the design to make it so. I hope the manufacturer or the dealer can have some trade-in or have some add-on accessory to modify current units. I also use it as a filter for cold brew coffee. I use a kitchen aid cold brew maker. I elevate it and have its faucet drip slow. It drips into the December coffee dripper. This set-up separates the cholesterol-raising compound which are found in other coffee extraction methods. That way only the the antioxidants and caffeine and flavor pass through. It makes a no to less bitter aftertaste coffee. This is also affected by what beans one uses.

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Verified Buyer

2017-12-10T02:35:06.000Z

4 / 5 stars

December Dripper

This has become one of my favourite brewing methods and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys having control over their brewing process. This Dripper was recommended to me by a barista at Counter Culture as having all the benefits of a Kalita Wave (balanced and consistent brew) plus the changeable apature in the base allowing you to brew 1-3 cups of coffee without having to compromise on ground size or brew time. There’s an initial learning curve to overcome to discover your ideal combination, but it’s well worth the effort. I would not recommend this for brewing large batches of coffee of more than 3 or 4 cups.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-19T17:35:39.000Z

3 / 5 stars

Side leak defect and other qualms.

This dripper produces good coffee, and the unique attributes are valuable. However it has a few issues that I can't get over. The side leak. I tried repairing it myself, but it wasn't 100% effective. I feel that for a $58 dripper, quality control should be handled by the manufacturer, not the customer. Even though they mention it with the product info, I was surprised at how much liquid flowed through at the 0 setting. I'm wondering if that is also due to the fact that my dripper is defective. Finally, given that the dripper's unique feature is the adjustable flow rate, I'm surprised that the markings are so hard to read. Both low light AND glare make the markings hard to read, making the user experience much clunkier than the design initially suggests. That said, the ability to make a very small pour over, and to adjust flow rate mid brew are very valuable attributes. I'm exchanging mine, with the three star rating assuming the replacement does not leak. I feel like I'm judging it a little more harshly than I would a less expensive product, but I feel that if you're raising the price point this high, performance and user experience have to rise accordingly.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-16T18:58:32.000Z

3 / 5 stars

Side leak defect and other qualms.

This dripper produces good coffee, and the unique attributes are valuable. However it has a few issues that I can't get over. The side leak. I tried repairing it myself, but it wasn't 100% effective. I feel that for a $58 dripper, quality control should be handled by the manufacturer, not the customer. Even though they mention it with the product info, I was surprised at how much liquid flowed through. I'm wondering if that is also due to the fact that my dripper is defective. Finally, given that the dripper's unique feature is the adjustable flow rate, I'm surprised that the markings are so hard to read. Both low light AND glare make the markings hard to read, making the user experience much clunkier than the design initially suggests. That said, the ability to make a very small pour over, and to adjust flow rate mid brew are very valuable attributes. I'm exchanging mine, with the three star rating assuming the replacement does not leak. I feel like I'm judging it a little more harshly than I would a less expensive product, but I feel that if you're raising the price point this high, performance and user experience have to rise accordingly.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-07T05:43:38.000Z

3 / 5 stars

Leaky dripper

I bought this as a gift. The recipient tried it and it leaks. I wrote about the problem and Prima offered to replace the defective dripper or give me a refund. We decided to accept the refund.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-01T03:25:00.000Z

3 / 5 stars

December coffee dripper

It made a good cup of coffee but would not stop dripping even on the 0 setting. This was important to me so I traded it in for a different unit.

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2017-10-10T00:06:24.000Z

5 / 5 stars

December Dripper

Shipping was speedy and arrived well packaged and not damaged. I have a Kalita coffee dripper and like it very much. The December is a an improvement over that. It works as it should and gives the ability to adjust dripper to your grind and through the process instead of having to adjust your grind. A great product.

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2017-12-30T09:18:11.000Z

3 / 5 stars

All Kalitas rolled into one

We are continuing to test it and the jury is still out. Though its great to have a dripper that is able to adjust for different coffees volume and encompasses a few drippers in one. Two minor downsides are when placed on zero it still drips a little and also overflows where the funnel and base plate meet. For the most part, performs well and makes a great coffee.

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