Introducing the new and improved Home Brewing Starter Kit! In an effort to make this bundle more affordable to the beginner jumping into the world of craft coffee brewing, we've traded out the Baratza Encore for the Hario Skerton Hand Grinder and the Jennings CJ4000 scale. This adds an integral piece to the beginner's home brewing set-up (a scale), while allowing us to make this our most affordable home brewing starter kit to date! This bundle includes everything the beginner needs: Chemex Pour Over Brewer, Skerton Burr Grinder, Jennings CJ4000 Scale, Hario Buono Pouring Kettle, and Filters. For those wanting a kit that offers an electric burr grinder, see our Ultimate Home Brewing Kit.
What more can we say about the design and beauty of the Cafe Solo? The Solo takes what made the french press so popular, and improves upon this brewing technique. Like the press, the Solo is an immersion method combining water and coarsely ground coffee together, but there is no need to press here! The lid serves as a fine, mesh filter, so when you pour, the grounds stay back, and delicious coffee springs forth. And that neoprene jacket isn’t just a stylish accessory! It helps in heat retention, keeping a higher dwell temperature than just glass alone.
The Hario V60 brewing line has probably been the most popular choice for pour-over coffee brewing over the last couple of years. The V60 features a cone-shaped design with a larger hole, and ridges. Throw in a thin paper filter and you have a brew method that encourages a finer grind and shorter brew time, producing a bright and clean cup. The V60 is an ideal gift for those wanting to brew excellent coffee daily or 1-2 people!
The french press is probably the most popular and widely recognizable manual brewing method today. For decades, folks have been using the french press to attain a cup with a heavier body and allowance of more of the coffee’s natural oils. The french press is a fairly simple, yet elegant and classic way to make coffee for an individual, or a group of friends. We’ve created this bundle along with a burr hand grinder for those wanting an optimal and fresh cup, day after day!
The Able Kone is a stainless steel filter designed to be used with the Chemex. We’ve paired these together for you in one very sweet bundle! Designed as a reusable alternative to paper filters, the metal Kone creates a cup with the brightness of a pour over, yet with the body and nuance of a Cafe Solo. The Able Kone and Chemex make a for very beautiful gift. The filter is reusable and produces no waste. It is easy to clean.
The AeroPress® is an easy and versatile way to make great coffee. Made completely of BPA-free plastic, the AeroPress® is virtually indestructable and great for travel. Because of it’s pressure-brewing design, you can can make a standard-ratio cup of coffee, or a concentrated espresso-like brew, and brewing times can take as little as 30-45 seconds! An excellent choice for a quick morning cup or for brewing at the office. The AeroPress® comes standard with paper filters, and we’ve created this pairing with the very impressive Able Disk stainless steel filter!
The Wave Series from Kalita is the newest player in the pour-over brewing game. Kalita Wave drippers feature flat-bottom geometry designed to encourage a more even extraction, less dependent upon pouring technique than cone-shaped counterparts. The Wave Series drippers feature a handsome design and a smaller learning curve for those new to manual coffee brewing. The Kalita bundle makes a great gift for the newbie just getting into manual, pour-over brewing, and the coffee geek wanting to add versatility to his or her collection!
Affordability! We’ve created this bundle for those with a tighter budget, but there is no skimping on quality here. The Clever is an affordable, easy to use, and consistent brewing device that needs no pouring kettle for precision. The Mini Mill is a great option for those seeking an affordable burr grinder. Add these two together, and you have all you need for making consistently great cups, time after time! Nearly all components are made of plastic, making this bundle a great option for travel as well.
We are often asked what we recommend as the most affordable espresso machine and espresso grinder. Depending on the customer's needs, that recommendation almost always lands squarely the two machines we're bringing together in this bundle: the Rancilio Silvia and the Baratza Preciso. When it comes to high quality home espresso machines, the Rancilio Silvia is arguably the most popular semi-automatic home espresso machine of the last 15 years. Praised for its build quality and style at an affordable cost, this single-boiler machine has gained a massive fan-base over the years. Similarly, before the Baratza Virtuoso Preciso, you would be hard pressed to find a grinder capable of producing a good quality espresso grind under $350. With the Baratza Virtuoso Preciso you have freedom of up to 440 possible grinding adjustments. This allows you to have the small enough increments to perfectly dial in your espresso grind. Taking the quality and affordability brought about by both the Silvano and Preciso, we believe this bundle is the best deal you'll find for a complete home espresso set-up.
Many of us have to leave our brewing equipment at home while we travel, and rely on local shops in various cities for which to find quality coffee. Unfortunately, not every small town or city has a solid coffee establishment serving fresh quality coffee. We’ve created this traveling bundle for the home coffee brewer on the go. Both the AeroPress® and Mini Mill consist of almost completely plastic parts, making them virtually indestructible, and the BonaVoyage Electric Travel Kettle features a compact stainless/plastic design and doubles as a carrying case for the AeroPress. With this bundle, you don't have to settle for less than great coffee when you're away from home or your favorite local shop.
The Yama Siphon (or Syphon) Brewer is a modern reincarnation of an old coffee brewer design, bringing back an elegant brewing process with outstanding results. Simply pour water into the bottom glass, insert the top chamber so it is nice and snug, and heat it over the included butane burner until it slowly begins to boil. If it is heating too fast and boiling rapidly, adjust the heat source to ensure a slower boil. At this point, the water will rise into the upper glass and saturate the waiting grounds.
Last year, we launched our Home Brewing Starter Kit. This year, we decided to add to our home brewing kit offering by creating our dream home brewing bundle. The result, is our Ultimate Home Brewing Kit. With this kit, we believe we've accomplished our goal of providing you with all the tools necessary to creating a great cup of coffee time and time again. This kit includes all that is in the Home Brewing Starter Kit, but upgrades the grinder to the Baratza Encore burr grinder, upgrades the kettle to Bonavita's Variable Pouring Kettle, and upgrades the filter to Able Brewing's re-usable Kone filter. Together with the Chemex and Jennings CJ4000 scale, this kit is the optimal set-up for coffee brewing at home. See the details on all this kit offers below.
$1,687.00(For a guest barista review, click here.) Anfim's Super Caimano espresso grinder, upon its initial release, was a solid addition to any high-end coffee house. It featured a 75mm flat burr set that helped to give a very consistent grind, allowing baristas to rely upon it for excellent shot-to-shot uniformity. When dialing in a coffee, the Super Caimano had 70 holes in its adjustment collar to allow for tinkering between shots. Now, however, Anfim has added an additional 20 spots for a total of 90 holes in the adjustment collar. The benefit of this? When dialing in and finding the sweet spot for any coffee being used to pull shots of espresso, a key factor the barista must take into consideration is the size of the grind particles. Yes, uniformity and consistency of those grind particles is also key, but the ability to make tiny, incremental adjustments is always helpful when striving to find the right balance of all a coffee's characteristics when pulled as espresso.
Hario Skerton grinder is handy for manual home and travel grinding, it can also be slightly more cumbersome for an extended road trip where only a small amount of grinding will be done (for a more detailed comparison of the two grinders, check out this blog post: Hario Skerton vs. Mini Mill). For those trips (or homes) where a minimal amount of grinding is needed, the Hario Mini Mill Slim is the perfect grinding solution. The Mini Mill employs adjustable conical ceramic burrs for grinding any of the wide range of grinds employed in today’s coffee market. It can effortlessly handle 24 grams of anything from fine espresso to a coarse French Press setting. Because of its lightweight (0.5 lbs) and sleek plastic body, the Mini Mill easily fits into small carrying bags and suitcases without adding a lot of extra weight. This, in conjunction with the Aerobie AeroPress coffee maker, has the propensity to make excellent coffee anywhere hot water and fresh beans are available.
The Hario Mini Mill is a traveling coffee enthusiast’s dream come true.... and with its ability to grind to the fine quality needed for espresso, it can be paired with a hand-held travel espresso maker such as the mypressi TWIST (and an excellent choice of beans) to achieve a quality rivaling the product found in many high-end espresso machines. Whether the need is grinding beans for a french press, Aeropress, or mypressi, the Mini Mill Slim is the perfect travel solution.
We've looked long and hard for a scale that we can recommend for our avid manual brewing friends. The scale needed to have a high weight capacity, fast response time and precision calculations, and the ability to disable the auto-off feature to ensure the scale would not shut off mid-brew. The Jennings CJ4000 is the first scale we have offered that meets all of these requirements. With a 4000 gram capacity, accuracy to .5 gram, and the ability to disable the auto-off feature, the Jennings scale is the perfect companion to manual brewing.