These wooden blocks – available in Maple, Walnut, and Cherry (both treated and raw) – are pour-over coffee makers and design blogs are going ape over their minimalist design. We haven't had an opportunity to try these devices first hand so we can't attest to the brew quality – but regardless, these wood blocks would make a handsome paper weight.
Just look at carved cross-section:
What strikes us most is the flavor the brewer imparts on the finished product. The makers prescribe different woods depending on the type of coffee you drink (they recommend Cherry for coffee drinkers who prefer citrus notes, Walnut for dark roast). Over time, it is said that the wood block becomes seasoned by coffee oil and become “a part of your morning coffee experience”.
The Raw editions require a bit more maintenance after each use, and you will need to make sure that you apply the Canadiano Conditioning Oil regularly. This really depends on how frequently you use your Canadiano. Like fine leather, wood requires special care to stay in good condition. The Conditioning Oil is a self drying natural oil that keeps your Canadiano in a stable condition.
The device implements a metal filter, a decision the creators say was due to environmental concern. Do the wood blocks produce a drinkable cup of coffee? Probs. Is it going to change your life? Totes probs not but whoocs?
Canadiano wood blocks are available now and run between $45-65 Canadian dollars.
Probs – Probably
Totes – Totally
Whoocs – Who Can Say?