Redesigned from the ground up to challenge the best of the best. A design that combines the advantages of flat bed brewers with the aspects people love in conical brewers. Experience bright and sweet brews with incredible clarity of flavour unlike any other brewer in the world.
Why you will love the Orea Brewer
The Orea Brewer combines a fast flow rate, consistency, superior thermal properties, packability, durability, recycled materials and unapologetic beauty. The patented ring design ensures faster flow & unrivalled consistency. Explore a wider range of brewing styles, from just above espresso grind to coarse grind. We recommend you read the full overview on the product page below.
Which size is best for you?
Both brewers have identical geometry. The only difference is the “height”. This means that they both brew the exact same way, except the Large (185) brewer can hold 185-size filters and has more space. Otherwise, the design is identical (and identical to the previous Orea Brewer V2). Both brewers can handle small quantity brews like 10g, 12, etc. However, the Small (155) brewer maxes out at 18g-20g of coffee. The Large (185 brewer can accommodate up to 36g of coffee.
→ If you want a very compact, super light, packable brewer and you tend to brew one cup (10-18g) at once, then the Small (155) brewer is the best choice. The smaller size will be “better/more optimised” for one cup brews because you can get closer to the coffee bed with the kettle spout – so you have less agitation and more control.
→ If you want a flexible brewer, to sometimes brew for two, but you still want to brew nice one cup brews (10-18g), then the Large (185) brewer is a better choice as it performs well from small to big brews. Your compromise is a little weight and a slightly bigger brewer. You can use both 155 and 185 size filters in the Large Brewer.
Why is the base detachable?
This was an important decision in the product design process. We wanted to have a universal mount for accessories and to have the opportunity to explore other materials. Structurally, it makes everything cleaner and simpler too. For now, two accessories have been designed to take advantage of this mounting ring – the Orea Base (made from recycled plastic) and the PROLOG wooden holder. We are exploring other accessories that can click into this ring to open up new use cases. It also opens up the opportunity for personalisation – change up the base, match your style and evolve the brewer. Romantically, we hope this also will lead to less waste, as there is potential to upgrade individual components as we release new versions, rather than buying an entire new product.
Snap in base
Designed to snap in for a perfect fit in order to ensure stability and consistency.
What filters can I use?
The best “wave” shape filters for the Orea Brewer are the Kalita Wave (185 or 155) filters. We currently don’t produce our own wave filters. We also run an open-source project that uses flat filters and a tool to fit filters with lower bypass. We don’t recommend one method over the other, we recommend you explore both. Kalita Wave filters, however, are widely available around the world. You can use any other 155 or 185 size “wave” shaped filter, but recipes and performance may differ.
This base is a dream come true. Orea has been supporter of an open-source initiative called Precious Plastic for years. It’s a wonderful vision of using waste to make stuff locally, in 2022, when nothing is made locally anymore. It’s also a community and blueprint for anyone to make local recycling centers, or recycled products. It’s within this network that we found our collaborators for this base, EasyMoulds and Relic Plastic. We hope this will inspire you to make something precious out of trash too. It’s not easier or cheaper than using virgin plastic, but for us, it was an easy choice.
Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic
Perfectly imperfect – made in the UK in an artisanal process. We use source post-consumer plastic waste like bottle caps, tupperware, and takeout containers. This process results in each piece being slightly different as the plastic flows together uniquely each time. There are 3 patterns to choose from, but each base is one of a kind.