HarioV60 (2004), Tsuruoka San
Founded in 1921 by Hiromu Shibata as Hiromu Shibata Works, Hario is a laboratory glassware manufacturer, specialized in heat-resistant glass products. In 1957 Hario expanded its product line to include kitchenware. One of their first products was the V60 Dripper, a solution for the complex nature of the preferred coffee brewing method in the days. Other coffee brewing innovations followed and the V60 Dripper – named for the 60-degree angle created by the shape of its cone – was forgotten.
In 2004, with the rise of beards and new coffee brewing trends, Hario decided to revisit the design, making the most iconic slow drip coffee maker. Their Buono pour-over kettle is also a thing of beauty:
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