If you are looking for a simple approach to making coffee, similar to the Hario pourover method, have a look at the Canadiano Coffee Maker. This is the latest design from Toronto based design company called Fishtnk Design Factory.
It uses a single block of either cherry, walnut or maple with a metal filter in the middle (so no paper filter). The filter is permanent and each block of wood is meant for a certain kind of roast
Each type of wood is matched with different beans and roasts from around the world. We encourage brewing single origin beans in the Canadianos. The Walnut edition is crafted and designed for use with darker roasts and earthier flavors such as beans from South East Asia. Maple and Cherry is designed for beans with slight citrus hints and nutty taste.
Overtime the coffee oils of your beans and roasts will supposed to be absorbed into the wood.
Each block will cost you $60-$80 depending on the type of wood you buy. If anyone has used one of these, let me know - I'm thinking of picking one up to try it out.