The Hario V60 narrowly edged out the Cafellissimo Paperless Pour Over for our top scores. Because both of these brewers consistently delivered clean and delicious cups of coffee, we awarded an Editors' Choice award to both! The V60 is the best filter version and the Cafellissimo is the best filterless option if you don't want to bother with paper. The V60 eeked out a slightly higher score because it's a bit easier to clean — just throw away the filter filled with grounds, no rinsing with water required. It's also light and small, making it a great companion for camping and backpacking trips and, when used correctly, the design allows for an almost perfect brew every time. Our only complaint with the V60 is the fact that it requires specially-shaped filters which you probably won't find at a regular grocery store or in small towns. You will need to plan ahead in that department by either ordering online or visiting a specialty craft coffee shop that sells them.
We felt that the Aerobie AeroPress delivered a slightly better flavor, but it's more complicated to use, heavier, and has more pieces to potentially lose. If flavor is paramount, but you want to serve a crowd easily, be sure to take a gander at the Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup, our Top Pick for Large Groups.