Hario has always been known first and foremost for making functional products. The V60 drip decanter is definitely functional - the combination of a glass decanter and a v60 brewer is exactly that - but it is also starting to look pretty damn good, in a more contemporary way. This little beauty has a suspended basket that hangs on the rim and snuggly fits into the decanter. On the coffee front, the filter goes into the basket, you rinse though the filter to pre-wet and warm the carafe, and the coffee goes in as usual. To pour out the pre-wet rinse water, you simply lift the basket out, dispose of the water and put it back in place. As it's a stylish little brewer, it comes with a silicone band that wraps around it's waist, not unlike a couture belt, to accentuate its curves and allow you to pick it up without achieving first degree burns. And so you don't get your lovely new brewer and realize that you don't have any filters, a package of them are kindly included by our Japanese friends.