People always ask for recommendations on coffee gear that will help them get the most out of their beans. There are a lot of different coffee-making tools available, and it can be hard to know where to start and what will actually help you make better coffee at home. We've put together a list of products we have and use ourselves, and feel confident recommending to members looking to improve their coffee experience.
The single best investment you can make to improve the quality of your coffee-making is a well-built grinder. Consistent and precise grind is imperative to a great brew, and if you're looking to level-up your coffee at home, a grinder is the place to start.
When considering a grinder for home use there is one company that we recommend turning to: Baratza. (Sean uses a Baratza grinders at home). The quality of the grind from these machines is top-notch, and they have a great range of models to choose from depending on what features you need. We've also found the company excellent to work with whenever one of their grinders needs to be serviced or a part needs replacing. Below you'll see a selection of Baratza grinders, ranging from their excellent entry-level machine to more "pro-sumer" models great for at-home espresso.
As an added bonus, shipping on Baratza models is free for club members and we'll also include a shipment of our Tasting Series coffee - so you can celebrate your new machine's inaugural grind.
The Encore is the go-to entry level grinder for those brewing coffee at home. It's recommended for manual brewing methods.
If you have a little more to spend on a non-espresso grinder, this is the one for you.
This grinder has the same body as the Vario but features weight-based grinding - a great upgrade for the serious brewer.