Our best V3
The OREA Brewer V3 has become quite iconic – with its unique patented ring design that covers the whole bed while keeping it perfectly flat. The V3 was always loved for its consistency, fast flow rate and unique cup profile. But in true OREA style – we did not stop there, always searching for simple ways to improve this much-loved brewer.
We tested a lot of different design changes to improve performance without sacrificing what we love about the V3. The best improvement we found came from adding 32 small teeth around the bed of the brewer. These teeth open up 32 little pockets of air that relieve pressure all around the coffee bed and give water some tiny escape paths around the bed (at this point, the water has already gone through the coffee and extracted). The teeth allow us to keep the bed totally flat, which was very important to us – and it helps maintain the unique flavour profile of the V3 in the process.
The result of these new teeth is a more consistent drip without clogging, even when using flat papers or fine grinds. It’s immediately obvious in the way it drips, but you really notice it when you brew side-by-side.
More options to explore
With the new interior design – you have a wider range of brewing options. You can push this brewer more with finer grinds, bigger and faster pours and generally play with variations in recipes a lot more. We are excited to make probably the most flexible pour-over brewer out there even more flexible.
From the outside, quite familiar
This looks and feels like a V3 – it’s not drastically different. This is on purpose as we really love the classic V3. On this unit, we use a very coarse texture on the exterior for scratch proofing and durability. The brewer is matte black and truly matte this time.
A new material
While switching manufacturers, we decided to also change the material of the V3. For this unit (and other new units like the Big Boy) we went for a high-impact Polypropylene that is BPA-free and FDA and EU approved for food safety. It is similar in weight and feeling as our original Trogamid material – giving a light, compliant, but durable brewer. Throw it in your bag – drop it on the floor and don’t be afraid to brew on the edge of a cliff – this brewer has your back.
A sweet, well-extracted cup profile
The V3 is known for bringing out sweetness but with great clarity and quality acidity. Due to the design, it tends to produce higher extraction cups with less time and effort, but you can always grind coarser or adjust your recipes to drop tds to the level you enjoy.
Don’t just take our word for it
This brewer is appreciated by folks from around the world. We are a small, independent company without budgets to advertise, play for PR, or buy reviews. We have grown bottom-up and are always floored to see people’s reviews, thoughts, and feedback. We stay small so that we can stay focused – and we really thank all of the people in the videos below for taking the time to share their views with the world!
Only one size
In a departure from what we have done before, we release this new V3 in just the “Large / 185 size”. At the moment we don’t plan to make a small V3 MK2 – unfortunately for those that are big fans of small brewers. This helps us simplify our paper offerings and generally focus on the size that sells a lot better around the world. As we have changed manufacturing partners, we decided to invest our money in different areas rather than a new mould for a small V3 MK2. This doesn’t mean it will never exist, but it does mean that for now we only make one size: the “Large / 185” V3 MK2.
Fast, but not a speed daemon
When is fast too fast? It’s a question we have been asking ourselves a lot. The V3 MK2 does have a faster drawdown than the V3, especially in some situations. But we are not in a race to make “the fastest brewer” with the V3, rather the best. With the MK2, we could have changed more to make it “faster”. But really, we wanted to keep the profile we love and we think this has the right kind of flow restriction and features to give the cup profile and performance we love. 2 to 3 minute brews with great extractions – it really is fast – but we are not racing anyone here, we are after tasty cups, consistency, and ease of use. If you are looking for a true speed daemon, you will enjoy our V4 with the FAST bottom – which is available to pre-order now.
Who is this brewer for?
If you just want a simple, consistent, flexible daily driver that makes a fantastic cup of coffee – this is for you. You mostly brew for one, but sometimes for two. This brewer is a less technical option than our V4 and more budget-friendly, so if you just want a no-fuss, no-compromise daily brewer, grab the V3 MK2 and you won’t regret it one bit.