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Recommendations on Brewing Coffee

If you’re new to specialty coffee and just getting started on your coffee journey – welcome. We hope you’re able to expand your knowledge base, tasting skills, and have a good time in all the best ways that specialty coffee has to offer. Don’t let the science or the unknown hold you back from brewing incredible coffee at home; always go for what you enjoy the most and where your taste preferences are. The most important aspect is that you enjoy the experience.

You’ll find the products we recommend. No kickbacks here, it’s just the gear we use every single day. If you want quality and longevity, pick the products and brands below.

After the recommendations you’ll find links to brewing guides and videos to help you in your coffee journey as well.

Reach out to us at if you need further assistance or have questions on how to make your coffee taste like the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.

Products we recommend:

COFFEE POT (Keep in mind 1 cup = 6 ounces in this strange volume for coffee makers. 8 cups is really four 12oz cups.)




Hario V60:

Hario V60 filters:

Kalita Wave 185:

Kalita Wave 185 Filters:

Chemex 8 cup:

Chemex Filters:

You’ll need a gooseneck kettle for the pour over method as well. This is personally how I make my coffee 2-3 times daily.

Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle: 



French Press:

Cold Brew Maker:


Hario – Manual – a good work out:

Baratza Encore – Automatic – a good investment:

Scales (If you really want to take coffee to the next level):



Link to text + photo guide

Hario v60: +



French Press: +

Coffee Pot: