The Hario V60 Glass Dripper is designed for manual, pour over brewing. The beauty of this dripper, aside from it being pleasing to look at, is that the design allows you to control your pour over experience and craft a brew that is perfectly tailored to your tastes.
The dripper itself is glass, with an attached plastic handle that adds stability to the process. This is perfect for the pour over coffee lover who likes a little versatility in the coffee experience. Unlike all-in-one pour over devices, the Hario V60 Glass Dripper can be used with almost any receptacle of choice.
The plastic handle does not ever actually come in contact with the coffee, or the water used to brew it. It is there simply for stability reasons. Since there is no contact with the water, you don’t need to worry about the plastic affecting the taste of your coffee. As a side note, the plastic is heat resistant.