Ultimate Home Brewing Kit - Baratza Encore, Chemex, Able Kone, Bonavita Variable Kettle, and Jennings CJ4000
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.
- Pour-over brewers give you control over your coffee. Sure it takes a little work, but in the case of the Chemex, that work pays off in the resulting brewed cup. Plus, it doubles as a stylish server.
- The Chemex is a uniquely designed hour-glass brewer/server that uses specially designed filters to produce a clean cup of coffee.
- Capacity: 8 cup/40 oz.
- Available in either the wooden collar or glass handle model (to choose style, select from options above).
- For more information, see our 8 Cup Chemex Glass Coffeemaker listing.
- The quality of one's grinder makes the biggest difference in the coffee brewing process. Baratza grinders are widely known as the best quality home coffee grinders around, that's why we've included their Encore Grinder, a conical burr coffee grinder that produces a consistent grind.
- The Encore features updated stainless steel burrs with 40 grind settings.
- 450 RPM DC motor
- Button on the front allows for pulse grinding.
- One year warranty
- For more information, see our Baratza Encore Grinder listing.
Bonavita Variable Pouring Kettle:
- Easily the most innovative product of the year for home coffee brewing, Bonavita's Variable Pouring Kettle combines pouring control and temperature control into one package, not to mention the built-in timer functionality.
- A digital control panel on the base allos the user to seelct the desired water temperature for brewing. After heating, the temperature is maintained within 1-2 degrees for up to one hour.
- 1-liter (33.8 ounce) capacity
- For more information, see our Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Pouring Kettle listing.
- Not only is Able Brewing's Kone reusable, saving paper and money, but it also takes pre-rinsing away the taste of paper out of the equation.
- Reusable filter that allows the natural coffee oils to come through into the cup.
- This third-generation Kone, has fine tuned the brewing holes to allow even less sediment through, as well as added a silicone top to help when cleaning.
- For more information, see our Able Kone Stainless Steel Filter listing.
Jennings CJ4000 Scale:
- One may not think of a scale being important to brewing great coffee, but in truth a scale is one of the most important tools in helping you reproduce that great brew morning after morning. The Jennings CJ4000 allows you to measure the coffee dose you're using and the water volume your brewing with, enabling you to create your own special coffee brewing recipe.
- Weight displayed in .5 gram increments.
- Auto-Off feature can be disabled to ensure the scale doesn't cut off while you're measuring your brew.
- For more information, see our Jennings CJ4000 listing.
$81.98It can be difficult in the world of specialty coffee to find a brewer that not only looks fantastic but also produces a fantastic product. Eva Solo has done an exceptional job of combining both elements into the Cafe Solo. The Solo seems a little strange upon first glance for the very reason that it may be the first coffee brewer of its kind: one that is clothed. The designers at Eva Solo had the ingenious idea of using the same material that keeps divers warm (neoprene) and wrapping it around the glass carafe... thus keeping the coffee hot during the 4 minute brewing period.
Not only are its looks something to take seriously, but the Solo's coffee is not to be underestimated. Because of its use of "total immersion" brewing (similar to that of a french press), the grounds are evenly and completely submersed in water. This provides extraction that is difficult to achieve by other methods of brewing. It is advisable, however, that once the 4 minutes of extraction is complete, the coffee should be immediately served or transferred into a thermal pot (we recommend one of the Zojirushi carafes). This will prevent over-extraction from taking place which results in a bitter tasting coffee.
The Cafe Solo is unquestionably a unique and exceptional specialty coffee manual brewer. Because of its simple usability and superior design, the Cafe Solo is a force to be reckoned with in the specialty coffee world.
As the interest in specialty coffee continues to increase, so does the interest in brewing methods that best compliment the quality and ideals of specialty coffee. Up until this point there have been limited options when it comes to pour over brewing devices that offer both a small learning curve as well as excellent results. Garnering praise for both their calculated design and ease of use, the Kalita line of pour over brewers are helping that small list of brewers grow. The Kalita Wave Dripper is being offered in both small (1-2 people) and large (1-4 people). The small size is offered in both glass and stainless steel while the large size is offered in glass, stainless steel, and ceramic. For an overview of the unique style the Kalita Wave Dripper brings to the pour over method, a feature chart that overviews the design, technique, and advantage can be found 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.