Coffee tools seem to materialize out of nowhere...
and the Orea Negotiator does almost exactly that, because its 3D printed. Now don't let its super serious sounding name fool you, itsIt actually a relatively simple, easy to use tool for getting more out of your flat bottom brewer. It's essentially just a mold to help you fold and iron out flat, cone, and trapezoid filters to create options with less bypass.
If you've been following me, or just coffee chatter in general this likely isn't the first time you've heard the term bypass. It's essentially brew water that can find its way past the coffee without adding to the overall coffee extraction, and in a lot of methods the filter is where this can occur. Consider the standard flat bottom filter has pleats, or "waves" that allow for condensation and other water to slip by, but the Negotiator helps you to create a filter surface that sits flush with the sides of the dripper, which reduces bypass thus increasing both extraction and consistency.
Which, in terms of brewing on the Orea V3, as I mentioned in a previous video, its already one of the most, if not the most consistent dripper out there right now. But I digress, this video isn't so much about the dripper, and its actually on the Negotiator, so if you're ready to see what this 3D printed, open source tool is all about hit play on the video above and let's brew this.