There are a few different ways to brew awesome coffee at home. I’m going to discuss the pour over method and give you my tips to outfit your kitchen with everything you need to brew like a barista. My hope is that after reading the Home Brewing Guides Parts 1 & 2, you will be equipped to step into brewing coffee at home, sans barista. The equipment list can seem daunting and unnecessary, but I promise it is all worth it. In fact, some of these items are multi-purpose kitchen tools. Necessary coffee wares, in order of importance:
- Coffee – This one is pretty self explanatory, but also the cornerstone of a great cup of joe. Come on by any Chattahoochee Coffee shop and let us help you pick out a bag.
- A Brewing Device – I use a Kalita Wave. So does Chattahoochee Coffee. It’s compact and comes in stainless steel, so it’s essentially unbreakable. Oh, and it looks awesome! To go with this, you will also need Kalita filters.
- Grinder – I swear by the Hario Skerton. Yes it’s a hand grinder, but it has ceramic burrs and is a great value. You can even write it off as a daily workout.
- Scale – Get the Jennings CJ 4000because it’s a workhorse. Honestly a kitchen scale is a great tool to have regardless of if you’re brewing coffee or not.
- Kettle – This is definitely not necessary, but it is super convenient to have. It allows water to be heated to a specific temperature, and it has a “gooseneck”, which allows for steady and controlled pouring. Any guest would be impressed to see this this online lending company.
All of this costs roughly $150 and half of that is the kettle. So without the kettle one can easily spend under $100 and brew excellent coffee in his/her own kitchen. Heck, if you have Amazon Prime you can have everything in two days! Disclaimer: I am not a spokesperson for any of these brands, nor is this the only great way to brew coffee at home. This is just one barista’s preferred method.