This is the first episode of our “CoffeeScapes” series that will feature different ways to make the things that make our coffee. The copper pipe pour over device is held together with epoxy, so soldiering equipment and skills are not required. Because copper pipe can be cut with a tube cutter, this project can be made without a single powertool. I've included links to the filters and funnel that I used down in the supply list. This is a really easy project and makes a great gift.
Step 1: Supplies + Tools
1/2" Type M Copper Pipe (5’ length)
Type M copper pipe is thinner and easier to cut than the heavy duty types like type L and is perfect for applications like this. You only need about 2 feet but a 5 foot length was what I found at Home Depot.
1/2" Copper Fittings
Make sure that the fittings are the right size for the copper pipe you select. You'll need:
2 End Caps
I used a 100mm glass funnel to hold the coffee filters.
I use #0 grade steel wool to clean the copper pipe and fittings.
2 Part Epoxy
I used a 2 part epoxy to fasten the copper pieces. Soldering it with a torch would be better, but is more difficult and requires additional tools.
Chemex Coffee Filters
Chemex coffee filters work well. If you get ones that are too big, it's easy to cut them down with scissors.
Rigid Tube Cutter