Recommended Gear

People always ask us what gear we recommend. So we've compiled a quick list of the best coffee gear. As with a lot of things in life, you can spend a lot of money on coffee gear, that said you can make very good coffee with any of this gear. It's especially true of pour over that you don't need to break the bank to make awesome coffee. If you want the top of the range espresso gear though, you better have deep pockets!

Grinders

Entry Level

Handheld

Hario Skerton Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton Storage Capacity (100g) Small, lightweight and portable making it perfect for both the traveler and the home coffee connoisseur. Easy to use, easy to clean.

Electric

Bodum Bistro

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Black Continuously adjustable with over 14 grind settings from coarse to fine. Timed grinding feature and quick grind button let you set the exactly the amount of time you need to grind the proper amount of coffee.

Mid Range

Baratza Virtuoso

Baratza Virtuoso - Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (with Bin) A precision grinder with a micro-adjust system that can be dialed in like a commercial grinder. This, coupled with a coffee throughput that is 1 gram/second faster than other 40mm conical burr grinders, makes the Preciso exceptional for espresso.

Top End

Baratza Vario W

Baratza Vario-W Coffee Grinder - Baratza 985 Has automatic and exact dosing as well as a built-in scale sensor bar

Pour Over

Chemex

Selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of the 100 best designed products of modern times- Whoo hoo!

Hario V60

User controls the flow, timing and temperature of the water for better brewing

Espresso

Lower End

Rancillo Silvia V3

Commercial grade group head for superb heat stability and extraction quality. Articulating steam wand offers complete range of motion and professional steaming knob precisely controls steaming pressure

Mid Range

Pasquini Livia 90

1.5 Liter dual heat exchange boiler allows for simultaneous brewing and steaming.

High End

La Marzocco GS/3

Other

Aeropress

Unique coffee/espresso maker uses total immersion and gentle pressure to produce coffee with extraordinarily rich flavor. Makes American style coffee or an espresso-style shot perfect for use in lattes or cappuccinos.

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