Brewing great coffee at home can be easy. The essential tools are critical to making it happen. They include:
Filtered water. Spring water is ideal. Removing chloride, sulfur, and iron is essential.
A burr grinder. The more even the coffee particles, the better the coffee. Burr grinders, whether manual or electric, will do a better job than "whirly-blade" grinders. Invest in a burr grinder. Your taste buds (and coffee roaster) will thank you.
A scale. I know using a scale can seem a bit like you're doing something you shouldn't be. Trust me, you can only brew consistently great coffee with a scale. Water and coffee are hard to measure without one.
Clean equipment. Properly cleaning your equipment is the only way to avoid stale and rancid coffee flavors entering your cup. Please keep your equipment clean. The sooner and more often you clean your gear, the easier it will be in the long run. Add it to your ritual and thank us later.
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Now that you have the tools, the rest is easy. There are infinite numbers of ways to brew coffee. Here are some of our favorites, with links to coffee professionals who we admire and trust:
Hario V60 02. Check outScott Rao's videoon how to brew a better pourover than your local cafe does.