Fellow Stagg Pour Over Coffee Dripper - Unboxing and Review

Fellow Stagg Dripper

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ellow is a company I’ve been following for some time now. They caught my eye with their beautiful kettle over a year ago, and I’ve been eyeballing it since. This past April, at SCA’s Global Coffee Expo, I ran into the folks at Fellow and they showed me their new Fellow Stagg Dripper.

Now I’d seen a little bit of these drippers before – the new version they provided me is a little bit smaller. They have quite an intriguing style and design, being very compact and well made.

My initial reaction whenever seeing a new brewer is to ask, ‘why this over any of the other great options that are available?’

The Fellow Stagg Dripper I can best describe as a sort of a cross between Kalita Wave and Chemex – in terms of the resulting coffee that you get. So in the video, I do a lot of comparison between the Stagg and those two other brewing methods.

You’ll see my conclusion isn’t to call this dripper better or worse than any other – in fact, I think it’s a blessing to say that the brewed experience it creates is unique compared to the other options. You can, therefore, make such statements as if you really enjoy the Kalita wave but wish your cup was just a little bit smoother, then the Stagg may be perfect for you.

The physical qualities of the brewer could be more than enough to make it just right all on their own. Given that you can create a delicious and properly extracted coffee with the brewer – as you can with the Kalita, the Chemex, the Aeropress, etc – if you aren’t picky about the unique nature of the brew but would rather have something super compact, very well made, and extremely durable, the Stagg may be just right for you.

I actually really like the compact and durable nature of this brewer, along with some of the built-in features like the measuring/drip tray, and mini funnel for getting grounds into the filter.

The only real ‘drawback’ of this brewer is the price, at $60. They do give you two options. The smaller one I demonstrated is more suitable to a continuous pour drip method, whereas the larger one can produce some more immersion style brewing along with the drip. Since there are other brewing methods that make a fantastic cup of coffee at a lower price, you just need to take that out of the equation – that is, if the price is an object, look somewhere else (like a Kalita, or V60, or even an Aeropress).

You might consider the need to get their custom filters a drawback, but this is the case for most coffee brewers.

Go grab yourself a Fellow Stagg Dripper -> http://www.extractedmagazine.com/fellowstaggdripper-a

Coffee Lovers TV – Episode 001 – Campos Coffee Kenya

I've had this idea called ‘Coffee Lovers TV' for quite some time. A show where I could continue my mission that I started with the magazine, to connect you with amazing people and coffee, show you some delightful wonders of the world, and perhaps even open the door to your own moment of eureka.

It took me some time to figure out what form that would take.

Not too long ago, I decided to just start making a show anyways. That has been a Cup of Joe – originally started as an in-mag segment where I made personal videos showing you tips/tricks with coffee, it then morphed into the weekly show I put together where I share a bit of myself and what I'm doing. In many ways it's a ‘behind the scenes' show for the magazine and much of my life.

I mentioned on the first Cup of Joe that I would probably at some point do coffee reviews or something like that – because after all, the one thing we are all absolutely interested in is the coffee itself. However, I did not want to simply do a coffee review show. I always have found coffee reviews to be too disconnected from the real coffee drinker's experience. Coffee is more than the drink itself, yet it's in that experience with the drink that we discover great things.

I came to the realization – one that I've come to in the past with other concepts – that it's within that experience where we find the magic. Coffee is all about story – both big and small. Coffee Lovers TV is my way to connect with you, and connect you with parts of the world and realities which you may never otherwise realize, all while sharing fun and interesting facts about coffee, and giving you an insight into how this wonderful drink can be perceived.

In essence, I want to take what many see as this ‘coffee snobbery' and show you just how awesome these experience and the people behind them are – regardless of your level of experience.

I would love to hear what you think about this format, if you have any questions, and what you would like to learn – just comment below…

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Pour Over Coffee Makers – Why You Are Likely to Radically Defend One Over All Others

The barista hands you a full mug of freshly brewed coffee. It smells absolutely amazing. It even looks better than regular brewed coffee. You decided today to stop in a local cafe where they make hand-brewed coffee. Now, you have had hand brewed coffee before, and probably from one of …

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