The Negotiator is essentially a model of the inside geometry of our brewers. You can use these tools to fit different types of filters inside the brewer, perfectly respecting the inner geometry. It helps you experience a different way to brew with the OREA Brewer using a lower bypass filter fit to reach higher extractions and explore a different brew method within the same brewing system. This device works together with flat circular papers, like the OREA flat paper Type "G" & Type "C", or Sibarist FAST flat filter (OREA special edition).
By "negotiating" the paper to fit perfectly in the brewer we ensure that more water is able to travel directly downwards through the coffee bed and not around it. This leads to more consistency and better extractions. It's not just a matter of higher extractions, rather higher quality extractions. By using this method, you also open up the bed more, using more space and opening up more space in the brewer compared to the wave filters. All of this contributes to a unique profile that people love.
This negotiator is designed to work with the OREA V3 (small & large), V3 MK2, and the Glass Series OPEN Brewer. It is also backwards compatible with the OREA V2 (for those that own one).
A great video describing some of the ideas behind this project, used in combination with the OREA Brewer.
This is not a "zero bypass" solution, rather a way to minimise bypass and ensure more consistency. We prefer this approach as you can still brew quickly but reach higher extractions without much effort and time.
Besides the flat filters we sell and mention above, you can also use this tool to fit other common filters inside the OREA brewer. We have some videos on how to fit V60 filters and Trapezoid filters too.
We love Lance's energy and this great video describing some of the ideas behind this project and the V3 Brewer.
The "Negotiator" is an open-source project kindly supported by Lautaro Lucero. You can download the 3D printing files for free and print your own on Thingiverse. The idea behind this project is very much to give the community something to experiment with and explore new ways of brewing with the OREA brewing system.
One of our favourite YouTube channels is from ARAMSE. Check out this video for some top negotiator tips and quality humour.
No - definitely not. We have developed our own wave-shaped paper as well because some folks just prefer a more hassle-free plug-and-play option. We refer to the negotiator as a power-up, rather than a necessity. It's there if you want to explore and push this brewer further - but there's no shame in keeping it simple either.