Orea - V4 Brewer

$66.00
By Orea

We carry Orea's proprietary paper filters! Try the Orea Wave Filters or 2 different types of Flat filters!

The 4-in-1 brewer that accompanied Martin Wölfl to victory in the 2024 World Brewers Cup Championship!

Being passionate about coffee, we're always exploring innovative ways to elevate our brewing experience. That's why when Orea launched their newest brewer, it really caught our attention!

This new version isn't just innovative; it's downright revolutionary. The 4-in-1 modular design? Genius. And let's talk about their take on APEX™ brewing—creating a space between conical and flat? That's next-level stuff. Orea's really raising the bar for the coffee game, and we're here for it (Plus, the prestigious European Product Design Award win for V4 confirms that experts are on the same page as us!).

How can you get 4 different brews with this?

The Classic - This bottom adds the right amount of restriction while keeping the bed perfectly flat.

The Open -  This bottom focuses flow centrally, creating a whole new flavour profile for you to discover.

The Fast - With an uncloggable design, this bottom is arguably their fastest yet. It opens up a world of possibilities for anyone keen on experimenting with finer grinding, larger pours, or dabbling in different paper types. This is what Martin Wölfl won with.

The APEX - In addition to the three flat bottoms, each geometry features an APEX bottom, Orea’s version of “conical”. This bottom explores the space between conical and flat, giving you greater control over how water interacts with the coffee bed.

NARROW vs WIDE 

Volume & Capacity: The WIDE OREA V4 has about 20% more volume than the NARROW OREA V4. This is simply due to the wider geometry. The WIDE OREA V4 can handle slightly larger brews, up to 36g (2 cups), while the NARROW OREA V4 shines until about 28g (2 smaller cups). They both use the exact same paper sizes (185 / Large).

Speed: The NARROW OREA V4 will always be faster - but this does not mean that the WIDE OREA V4 is slow. When brewing under the same conditions, the NARROW OREA V4 tends to draw down about 30 seconds faster.

Taste profile: Both geometries produce great results in the cup, with the WIDE versions favouring more body and balance, while the NARROW versions more brightness and intensity. The results are of course impacted greatly by technique, the chosen bottoms, paper, and grind.

APEX brewing experience: The NARROW OREA V4 will work with rounder APEX bottoms than the WIDE, which needs to be sharper due to the hole size and geometry. If you are in search of clean, bright acidity, we recommend the NARROW. If you are in search of balanced and bright cups, we recommend the WIDE.

Consistency, consistency, consistency: One area these brewers do not differ from each-other is in their consistency. Delicious cup after cup with less variance than other devices.

INCLUDED IN THE BOX: 

  • V4 Wide funnel / V4 Narrow funnel
  • 1 x CLASSIC Flat Bottom
  • 1 x OPEN Flat Bottom
  • 1 x FAST Flat Bottom
  • 1 x APEX Bottom
  • 1 x BASE
  • Guides

Material: FDA & EU Approved Polypropylene (BPA-Free), Stainless Steel Base, Made in Taiwan.

If you're a subscriber to The Roasters Pack, don't forget - you can get free shipping by bundling with your on-going subscription! Be sure to use the code IMASUBSCRIBER at checkout.

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About APEX™ Brewing

Why is it called APEX brewing?

APEX™ brewing because we are manipulating the APEX of the cone shape - the APEX being the pointy end.

With the rounder APEX tips, we find the holy grail of clarity, round acidity, with the sweetness and body we love from the flat bottoms.

You may prefer the sharper APEX tips though - which is totally ok! What we can promise is that with small changes you will taste a big difference in the cup!

A huge hole, with airflow: The APEX bottom holes are very large. In fact, one cannot replicate APEX brewing on a classic V60, because the hole is too small and the ridges get in the way. You will never be able to achieve the same result in those devices, which is probably why they never explored these ideas themselves. 

Channels rather than ridges: The APEX bottoms have channels rather than protruding ridges to create airflow and space. Orea noticed that the use of ridges (that sick out - like in a V60 or Kono for instance) alter the inner geometry. This seems problematic - as they like simple and consistent surfaces. Orea instead use a series of small channels around the APEX bottom, which maintains the exact geometry of the inner side of the brewer at 73 or 65 degrees. 

Flat walls for lower bypass: Orea maintain their flat walls, but keep use of faster geometry and smart airflow to bring the same brewing ideas from their V3 / V3 MK2 into a conical experience with APEX. 

Can I use V60/Cafec filters on the APEX bottom? Yes - with a simple fold, you can use traditional conical filters on the APEX bottoms. The fold is required to adhere to our unique geometry as our brewers are not 60° like traditional conicals. We do recommend these traditional papers more for our Wide geometry as they are a bit too long and pointy on our Narrow - but you can feel free to explore.

Is the V4 with the APEX bottom just a conical brewer? Not really - but it can be for many. It is our specific interpretation of the conical method, but we much prefer it with our specific APEX tips, flat paper, and the Negotiator. As a new method, it's more exciting for us than used as a traditional conical - which works too of course!

Compatible Paper Filters?

With Negotiator tool

Sibarist x OREA FAST Flat filter

OREA Type "G" Flat paper

OREA Type "C" Flat paper

Without Negotiator tool

OREA Wave size 185 (you can use Kalita 155/ Kalita 185 as well)

Conical filters for APEX bottom (with custom fold)

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If you're a subscriber to The Roasters Pack, don't forget - you can get free shipping by bundling with your on-going subscription! Be sure to use the code IMASUBSCRIBER at checkout.

Otherwise, $10 flat shipping (but free shipping on orders over $45 to Canada or USA).

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How can you get 4 different brews with this?

The Classic

This bottom adds the right amount of restriction while keeping the bed perfectly flat.

The Open

This bottom focuses flow centrally, creating a whole new flavour profile for you to discover.

The Fast

With an uncloggable design, this bottom is arguably their fastest yet. It opens up a world of possibilities for anyone keen on experimenting with finer grinding, larger pours, or dabbling in different paper types.

The Apex

Orea’s version of “conical”. This bottom explores the space between conical and flat, giving you greater control over how water interacts with the coffee bed.

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