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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly Simple and Effective Fast Iced Coffee,
This review is from: Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" (Kitchen)Not much to it - glass carafe, plastic ice funnel insert, plastic drip diffuser, drip cone (and a snap-in carafe lid) - oomes with 10 sample cone filters.
The diffuser lets the dripping coffee cool a bit before hitting the ice below, resulting in much less melting than if you just poured hot coffee over ice. Obviously more dilution than if you let the coffee cool separately, but this not only saves that step, but accomplishes a strong iced brew (up to 600ml) in the amount of time it takes to drop through 2 cone-fuls of hot water (we use a hot water pot - using the same grounds for the 2nd fill). About 2-3 mins per carafe.
Directions are all in Japanese - but you pour a little hot water over the dry grounds, let it sit for about 30 seconds until they puff-up a bit, then pour hot water in a spiral over the grounds until the cone is full. Repeat the hot water fill once and you have a 0.5 liter of pre-cooled iced coffee.
There's also simple folding instructions to use Melitta (flat-bottom) cone filters too.
It's the diffuser design that makes this practical, and efficient. And no waiting to keep making another carafe.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HARIO FRETTA ICE COFFEE POUR OVER,
This review is from: Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" (Kitchen)Everything by Hario is awesome. I roast my own coffee and when I brew with the Hario it gets the flavor only this system can get. Ice coffee is made a bunch of ways but this system captures the flavor like no other. It is fast easy to clean and makes just enough for a few cups. I can also use it to make hot coffee too. A nice pour over kettle helps and a weight scale that measures volume but 1ml = 1g. Hario has nice videos on youtube if you need instructions. They are all in japanese like the manual but there is always a nice lady to show you excactly what to do.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and good,
This review is from: Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" (Kitchen)I was looking for something that could make good tasting iced coffee without having to wait for it to chill. I decided to give this a try and I'm glad I did. The coffee tastes great and it comes out cold. The only complaint would be that it doesn't make a lot at a time. It's really not a big deal though. I usually end up transferring the carafe to another container and filling it up two or three times each go.
5.0 out of 5 stars easy and works great,
This review is from: Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" (Kitchen)I drink hot decaf and my husband prefers cold regular coffee. So, until buying this product, my husband resorted to buying iced coffee each morning. In order to save some money and time, we tried this iced coffee maker...SO GLAD THAT WE DID!! Having a quick and easy way to brew some iced coffee each morning has been a major help for us!
It works perfectly! The instructions are not in English, but the pictures and common sense make using it very easy. Clean up is simple: I just rinse each item.
Overall, an excellent, easy product that makes cold coffee that does not taste watered-down.
5.0 out of 5 stars "Fretta V60",
This review is from: Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" (Kitchen)The iced coffee maker, "Fretta V60" is exactly what I wanted. The person who I bought it for, loved it!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a couple cups,
This review is from: Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" (Kitchen)It's a little small (20 oz max), and the glass is kind of thin, but overall, this is exactly what I was looking for.
The plastic pieces fit together perfectly, and will work great in a bigger carafe.
I was a little alarmed that the hole in the pour-over was so big, and that actual true cone filters (the pointy ones) are real hard to find, but there are pictures of instructions for correct folding of the square bottom cone filters, and even though the pour-over hole is quite big, the filter keeps the water on the coffee for a perfect amount of time.
As a matter of fact, since I make one cup at a time (fresh ground) in a pour-over every morning, I have to report that the Ethiopian coffee I have been a little disappointed in was truly excellent iced.
Now my downer, why is there no American company making a product like this? I mentioned the pictures in the instructions - well, that is the only part of them that is legible (didn't really need instructions, just wanted to see what they had to say about cleaning products, i.e. dishwasher safe? microwavable?).
The pamphlet (and most of the print on the box) are ALL Chinese! Doesn't effect the usage, so the loss of a start is for the mental anguish. OK - I'm over it! Great product!
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Ice Coffee Maker "Fretta V60" by Hario