When Versatility Meets Style


The Origami Dripper is a pour-over coffee brewing device that was designed and manufactured by the Japanese company, Trunk Coffee. Made of Mino Porcelain, the Origami Dripper is a product that represents 400 years of history in high-quality ceramic ware produced in the Mino Region of the Gifu Prefecture. What makes the Origami Dripper special is it’s unique shape with angled ridges that are designed to provide a better coffee extraction.


The dripper was designed with 20 ridges that specifically create air channels which allow water to flow evenly through the coffee grounds, promoting a more consistent extraction. The shape of the dripper also encourages a spiral water flow, ensuring all the coffee grounds are fully saturated.


What we love most about the Origami Dripper is it’s versatility and it’s build. Given the thin shape of the ridges, we found that this ceramic dripper heats up really fast without using too much hot water which results in a cleaner, sweeter, and mild brew extraction. Also, the Origami Dripper’s shape allows you to use either a V60 filter or your standard Kalita Wave filter. We found that each of these filters act differently on the Origami Dripper, but ultimately that’s where the fun comes in! Depending on which filter you use, the Origami Dripper extracts your coffee with completely different characteristics, therefore giving you more options and control over your brew. When you buy this dripper, you know that you’re in for a good time of coffee brewing exploration and doing it in style with all it’s fantastic color choices!


Now that you’ve heard our take on the Origami Dripper, let’s show you how we brew with it here at Otaku Coffee Lab using the V60 Filter Paper!


Our favorite Pour Over Recipe for The Origami Dripper using Hario V60 Filters


We played around with a bunch of brew recipes on the V60 Filter and honestly the best and easiest recipe we found was the one from April Coffee. Using the Hario V60 Filter, we discovered that the brew produced a very fruity, and bright cup of coffee. This was especially the case when played around with our natural processed Ethiopian Guji Shakiso Coffee


What you’ll need:

20 grams of coffee

Origami Dripper

Hario V60 Paper Filter

Gooseneck Kettle

Scale & Timer

Carafe or Mug

Coffee Grinder


Step 1: Gather your Equipment

Before you start brewing, make sure you have all the necessary equipment. You’ll need the Origami Dripper, a Hario V60 Paper Filter, a gooseneck kettle, a scale with a timer, and your favorite coffee beans. At the moment, we are really enjoying our natural processed Ethiopian Guji Shakiso coffee beans with this method as it highlights the fruity notes and elevates the brightness of the coffee.

top down view of the coffee equipment including the origami dripper, otaku coffee lab specialty coffee, scale, coffee grinder, gooseneck kettle, and a carafe


Step 2: Heat up your water to 92°C and preheat the Origami Dripper with 100g of water

Heat up the water in your gooseneck kettle to 92°C and pour 100g of hot water into your Origami Dripper to heat up the ceramic and wash out the paper taste in your Hario V60 Paper Filter. Be sure to dump out the papery tasting water before you begin your brew!

close up of the gooseneck kettle heating up to 92 degrees celsius 

Step 3: Grind 20g of coffee and place it into the Origami Dripper

You’ll want to grind 20g of coffee for this recipe. We recommend to grind your coffee medium/coarse for this set up. Once your coffee grinds are in the Origami Dripper, try to level out the coffee bed and make a small hole in the center.

close up of a hole in the origami dripper being made in the center of the coffee grinds to optimize for pour over coffee brewing


Step 4: Pour 100g of hot water into your Origami Dripper to bloom the coffee

Gently pour 100g of hot water into your Origami Dripper starting from the center and spiral the water outwards to make sure that you wet all the coffee grounds.

close up of the coffee blooming process in the origami dripper


Step 5: At 45 seconds, pour another 200g of water until the total water weight is 300g

Once again in a spiraling motion slowly pour hot water into your Origami Dripper. Make sure to go slow and easy on this one and take your time with it! Don’t let the hot water fill up to the top of the dripper. You goal is for the water to just flow through the coffee grinds without sitting too long inside the filter.



Step 6: Watch for the brew time to hit 2:30 and remove the Origami Dripper from your carafe to stop the brew.

When the brew timer hits 2:30, remove the Origami Dripper from the carafe that houses your coffee. You want to do this because the longer the coffee brews with hot water, the more the bitter flavors start to come out. We want to maximize the delicious tastes and keep out those bitter flavors, so keep this brew short and sweet!



Step 7: Sit back, pull up your latest and greatest Anime show and pour yourself a cup of fresh delicious coffee. Enjoy!

Now you’re all done! Take a few minutes to let your coffee cool down. Now sit back, relax, and pull up that next Anime episode you’ve been trying to catch up on and enjoy your coffee!