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Making Great Coffee with Coffee Gator Products #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coffee Gator. 
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Let's start with some truths: I love coffee. I have a stovetop espresso maker that I even take on camping trips. I have an army of French Press coffee makers in various sizes and materials - some glass and some stainless. I drink coffee at all hours of the day. Remember: I love coffee.

So, when I was approached to review two products from Coffee Gator, I was definitely interested. I don't own a pour-over coffee maker...and I was excited that it included a reusable metal strainer. One of the reasons I've held out from getting a pour-over was: I wasn't thrilled about a using disposable paper filters.

I received the Pour Over Coffee Kettle with a Built-In Thermometer and the Pour Over Coffee Maker from Coffee Gator. The idea behind these products is that, with the correct tools, you can optimize your coffee-making skills.


The Pour Over Coffee Kettle is meant to prevent you from burning your beans. When water is too hot, the beans get scorched; when the water is too cold, the coffee won't brew correctly. The gauge on the top of the kettle shows you the optimal zone and can be used on any kind of heating element.  I love the idea of it and the gooseneck design is elegant. But, somehow, the temperature gauge on mine got some condensation in it. It doesn't seem to impair its function - so far - but it's mildly annoying.


The Pour Over Coffee Maker is designed to let the water pass through the beans without letting the coffee steep too long and getting bitter. The glass part of the maker is 100% BPA-free borosilicate glass. The steel filter allows you to avoid buying paper filters over and over again. So I can protect the planet and drink better coffee while I'm at it. That sounds like a good deal. I do wish that the glass were thicker. It doesn't feel as hefty as I would like for a product that I use on a daily basis, but it works as promised and does deliver a great brew.


I enjoy having the Coffee Gator products as part of my coffee-making arsenal. The coffee is flavorful without being bitter. It makes a stronger cup of coffee than the same beans done in a French press, but not as potent a cup as the same beans done in my stovetop espresso maker. So, it's a great, in-between coffee that I can make all day long.


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*Disclosure: I received complimentary products for the purpose of review and generating social media traction. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the manufacturer of this product.

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