This All-Glass Coffee Maker Doesn't Require Filters and Cuts Down on Plastic Waste
By Elaine Selna
Finding the perfect coffee maker can sometimes be a challenge. Many models either rely on environmentally dubious pods or complex parts that could wear down over time. Pure Over, which is available on Kickstarter, has stepped in with a simple, quick, and environmentally friendly coffee maker that's completely made out of glass.
Unlike most coffee options out there, the Pure Over only requires two things: ground coffee and water. Everything else is part of the Pure Over package, including the water diffuser, the dripper (complete with built-in glass filter), and the stirrer, all of which are made from borosilicate glass. There's also a ceramic base at the bottom and an optional glass mug that the Pure Over can drip fresh-brewed coffee directly into (but it can also be placed on top of any ol' mug). This all leads to less wasted plastic and fewer accessories to worry about.
Besides wanting to make a simple coffee maker that also helps the environment, Etai Rahmil, the Portland, Oregon-based glass artist who founded Pure Over, wanted to promote educational resources in glass art. To that end, part of Pure Over's proceeds will be donated to The Crucible, a nonprofit industrial arts school in Oakland, California, to support young people learning subjects like glassblowing.
The Pure Over has already surpassed its $10,000 fundraising goal 13 times over with almost 2000 backers, but you can still contribute to this project with the different levels of support. If you want just one Pure Over, you can contribute $40, while a $55 pledge will also get you the mug. You can back the Pure Over here until September 30, and the company hopes to ship to Kickstarter backers by December 2020.