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The Coffee Equipment We Can't Brew Without

We've tried it all.

by Maciej Kasperowicz | March 20, 2020

When you make as much coffee as we do, you've tried it all (and we don't just mean types of beans). There are countless fancy gadgets and devices, but you don't necessarily need the most expensive or bulkiest piece of equipment to make amazing coffee at home. We've narrowed it down over the years to our favorite coffee-brewing essentials for every coffee drinker.

Gooseneck Kettle

Budget-Friendly Bonavita 1.0L Stovetop Gooseneck Kettle ($19.99)

Best Value Bonavita 1.0L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle ($53.22)

Splurge Fellow Stagg EKG, Electric Pour-Over Kettle ($149)

Grinder

Budget-Friendly Capresso 560.01 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder ($79.65)

Best Value Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder ($139)

Splurge Baratza Virtuoso+ Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Digital Timer Display ($249)

Scale

Budget-Friendly Coffee Scale with Timer ($18.99)

Best Value Hario VST-2000B V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer ($47.13)

Splurge Acaia Scale Lunar ($225)

Pour Over

For a Single Cup Kalita Wave 185 Dripper ($27.50)

For Multiple Drinkers Chemex ($43.23)

Coffee Maker

Budget-Friendly Bonavita 5-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker ($79.05)

Best Value Bonavita 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker ($135.64)

Splurge Technivorm Moccamaster 59636 KBG Coffee Brewer ($329)

Infusion Brewer

Budget-Friendly Bodum 1548-01US Brazil French Press Coffee and Tea Maker ($18.99)

Best Value AeroPress ($29.95)

Splurge Le Creuset Stoneware French Press Coffee Maker ($74.95)

Storage Container

Budget-Friendly 4-Piece Stainless Steel Airtight Canister Set ($24.98)

Splurge Fellow Atmos Vacuum Canister ($35)

Once your home setup is stocked and ready to go, check out our how-to's for helpful guides to mastering each brew method.