A Year Without an Electric Coffee Maker

I cherish those serene mornings when the sun gently bathes my yard in its warm glow, and the birds serenade the day while I enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

When my coffee maker stopped working, I embarked on a quest to find a Made in USA solution. In the meantime, I improvised my coffee-making routine using a coffee filter, a metal strainer, and hot water poured over ground coffee. It wasn’t my preferred method, but it would suffice while I searched for an American-made coffee maker, supporting US manufacturing and the hardworking men and women in those industries.

I scoured the market, but the only coffee makers made in the USA that I came across were designed for commercial use. Since I only enjoy a couple of cups of coffee a day, these were unnecessary and far beyond my budget.

While I was exploring European-made French press coffee makers, my wife stumbled upon a Made in USA pour-over coffee maker from a company in Clearwater, Florida, called Melitta. Crafted from BPA-free plastic, she ordered one for just $4.99. She also purchased compatible filters. While they offer their own brand of filters, I later discovered that there are other options that work just as well.

The pour-over method has been my go-to for the past year, consistently delivering a superb cup of coffee. While it takes a bit longer for a 12-ounce brew, it gets the job done, and I no longer depend on imported coffee makers. As an added bonus, I discovered that the pour-over method extracts the highest caffeine content from your coffee. If you’re interested in the Melitta Coffee Maker, you can check it out for yourself by visiting Melitta.