Video Overview | Walkure Porcelain Pour Over Brewers

Video Overview | Walkure Porcelain Pour Over Brewers

Dec 9th 2014 Written by meredithlangley

Paper, metal, cloth... what's the best filter for you? Well, have you considered porcelain? Ponder this: a coffeemaker constructed entirely of ceramic that doesn't use any filters. It's a real thing, and a dream come true for pour over purists. Walkure's brewer separately grounds from brew with a flat porcelain grid, offering a full-bodied and flavorful cup that's surprisingly clean.


Walkure Karlsbad Porcelain Pour Over Brewer

Any user, amateur or professional, will be delighted by the ease with which coffee is made through Walküre’s Karlsbad brewer.

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Handmade in Germany, Walkure Brewers yield clean and aromatic cups without the need for disposable filters. The coffee, suspended on a porcelain grid, acts as its own filter, and oils pass freely into the cup. It's a simple device that is incredibly approachable. earning a following of beginning enthusiasts and professional baristas.

Hey, I'm Chris from Prima Coffee Equipment. Today, we are checking out Walkure coffee maker. It's a handmade German porcelain pour over device that is totally unique. It produces a cup that is surprisingly clean, considering filtering medium, but still very oily, full-bodied, and aromatic.

It's great for a bunch different kind of people who like to make coffee. Great for beginning enthusiasts, great for professional barsitas, and I'll tell you a couple of reasons why. It really highlights the importance of different brewing variables and parameters, which makes it great for educators who want to show how different brewing parameters affect the extraction process.

But it's also extremely approachable and easy to use. Let me break apart the apparatus, so you can see what I mean. First, we have a lid here, which is simply used to retain heat during pre-infusion or at various stages in the brewing process in which you would pause.

Next, one of the most unique parts is this dispersion piece. Now this is what makes it approachable and easy to use. This dispersion plate has six holes in the bottom that actually distribute the water for you. With any sort of kettle you like, you can pour this directly into this plate, and then the water is distributed over the bed of coffee. It doesn't usually fall in six even streams but really generates more of a chaotic flow underneath, so that no particular part is over-extracted. It really saturates the coffee well.

Walkure Bayreuth Porcelain Pour Over Brewer

A two-tiered porcelain filtration system is built in, permitting pure, untainted brewing, and gravity does most of the work for you.

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Next, we have the filtering cylinder here, and this is where the coffee is held and where the extraction takes place. This is the most unique part of this brewer. As you can see, we have a flat bottom, cylindrical filter flat bottom like Kalita. It would have somewhat similar results to Kalita, but the filtering medium is totally different. Instead of paper, or cloth, or metal, we just have this stacked porcelain grid at the bottom here. This is two layers of crosshatched porcelain that hold the coffee up. Now this really isn't the filtering medium. This brewer shows what cake filtration is like, and what that means is this porcelain grid just suspends the coffee, and a cake of coffee actually filters out the fines.

That's how the cup is so clean, because coffee is a really efficient filter on its own, without adding paper, or cloth or metal. It's really efficient on its own. So this suspends the coffee, and the the coffee grounds themselves filter out the fines and you have a very, very clean result.

Finally, we have the server, the receiving vessel. It's easy to hold and easy to pour into cups. This is a fairly small size, comes in a couple different sizes. You have one that's smaller than this, some that are larger and you also two different styles.

The one you're looking at right now is the Karlsbad, which is a more traditional look and then recently, Walkure has come out with Bayreuth. Bayreuth is more modern take on the same idea. It's actually available only at Prima. We're really happy to have this guy. Overall the Walkure produces a surprisingly clean cup.

Like I said. Most folks, when they first look at the grid at the bottom of they assume it's really coarse grind. The results would be like the French press. Instead, it's more of a medium, maybe medium to course grind. The cup is very clean. It's great for educators, great for professional baristas and trainers.

Also great for beginners who don't have special pouring kettles that aren't entirely familiar with different brewing variables but want to get into specialty coffee, and want to enjoy a clean, aeromatic, full bodied cup. We think you'll love it as much as we do. Again, Walkure porcelain coffee maker from Germany.

Dec 9th 2014 meredithlangley

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