The Orea Brewer has a unique ring design and a totally flat bed, which reduces inconsistencies experienced with other flat bed brewers. Because there are less factors at play, you will inherently have more consistent brews. Due to the fact that you don't have a series of small holes that can easily clog, you will get less stalling. Finally, because the bed is totally flat, adding more coffee won't impact flow and consistency.
The chosen material, Polycarbonate, has one of the lowest thermal conductivity rates. It acts as an insulator - which you will notice as you brew. It's so good at insulating (or so bad at heat transfer) that we don't need a handle or a sleeve, because it doesn't get too hot to the touch. This means that the heat and energy remains in the coffee bed while brewing, rather than escaping. This will increase extraction and we find that it brings more sweetness in the cup.
This brewer is incredibly light, starting at 45g (Small brewer) or 60g with the base (Small brewer). It's also really small, taking a lot less volume in a bag than other brewers. It's hard to find anything to match it!
There is a lot of clever marketing in the coffee brewer world - but you can rest assured that this is not an example of that. This polycarbonate is impact resistant and durable, so you can be sure that it will last you a long time.
The V3 Base is made 100% from post-consumer recycled Polypropylene plastic, right here in the UK. We collect waste before it's ever thrown in the bin, clean it, sanitise it, and shred it into new raw material. This is then re-injected into the beautiful V3 bases in an artisanal process. Your Orea V3 base will be made from rescued bottle caps, takeaway containers, and discarded tupperware. All of this, 100% local. A true waste to treasure journey, not a marketing stunt.
We've been supporters of an open-source project called Precious Plastic for years. It's a community that provides free designs and knowledge for machinery, tools and methodology to recycle post-consumer plastics.
We take plastic that would have been thrown into a bin and process it locally. It's collected in the community, sorted, cleaned, shredded and re-injected into these beautiful bases. Normally, only about 10% of plastic that is put in a recycling bin actually gets recycled. Most of it ends up in landfill - which is a problem.
We love this process because it keeps everything local and it avoids the traditional waste stream, creating more local circularity.
Besides being a great process, we also love the outcome. Unique results in each product, crafted locally.