The highly design-minded team at British product maker Bairro Alto recently released the AltoAir, a pour over system that visually and functionally more resembles a nest.
Here Bairro Alto describes the impetus for the wall-free design:
Pour over brewing can yield amazing results, but many people find the filter papers stick to the walls of the brewer and block up. This makes it impossible to control the flow rate and results in inconsistent extraction.
So we removed the walls altogether, supporting the filter with minimal structure and surrounding it with air. The unique design of AltoAir™ means flow is unrestricted. This gives you consistent extraction every time.
The AltoAir works with any 02 size filter and the company says it is dishwasher-safe and compatible with other cone-shaped systems, including Chemex. The pour over system expands Bairro Alto’s British-made product line by a full third. Until now, the Bristol-based company has been offering only its two models of hand-finished tampers.