Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a centuries-old tradition celebrating the pursuit of perfection and creativity through patience and precision. And just like its namesake, the ORIGAMI dripper aims to apply the same principles to the art of coffee brewing.
The ORIGAMI dripper is designed with baristas in mind; to support them in their unending journey of brewing the ultimate cup. Already a well-known tool among coffee enhusiasts, it was made further famous after 2019 World Cup Champion Jia Ning Du-san used it for his winning performance.
The dripper’s unique shape is made possible through the collaborative effort between the ORIGAMI design team and the baristas they’ve worked with. Twenty vertical gutters create multiple air channels between the filter and the dripper, regulating the extraction speed and giving baristas full control over their brewing time.
It is made of Mino-yaki ceramic, which is thinner compared to other ceramic drippers. This allows for heat to be released quicker, which results in a cleaner and milder extraction. Together with the cone shape that allows for optimal blooming experience, the setup ensures that the flavor and aroma of the beans will be used to their full potential.
Perhaps the greatest asset that the ORIGAMI dripper has is the flexibility that it offers. For one, it can be used with either a Kalita Wave filter or a HARIO v60 filter, along with the recipes commonly used with them. It also comes in a wide variety of colors to satisfy the brewer’s own aesthetic preferences. These things, in addition to the controlled extraction speed that the dripper enables, give the brewer great freedom to express their creativity.
Many brewers have come up with their own ways to brew their own ideal cup of coffee using the ORIGAMI dripper, and are continuing to explore for even more possibilities to this day. Perhaps, just like its namesake, the ORIGAMI dripper might become timeless in its own right.