Home Brewing Starter Kit - Chemex, Skerton, Buono, Jennings CJ400, and Filters
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. See all the details on what this bundle includes below.
- The Chemex is a uniquely designed hour-glass brewer/server that uses specially designed filters to produce a clean cup of coffee.
- This hourglass shaped flask is made entirely of glass, helping it to not absorb odors or chemical residues.
- Capacity: 8 cup/40 oz.
- This bundle includes a box of the Chemex Bonded White Circular Coffee Filters, 100 count. You may select a different filter option select "Click for Available Options" above.
- 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.
Hario Skerton Hand Grinder:
- The Hario Skerton is a hand grinder that features adjustable conical ceramic burrs.
- Grind setting is adjustable.
- Dishwasher safe.
- For more information, see our Hario Skerton Hand Grinder listing.
Hario Buono Kettle:
- The Hario Buono Kettle is the most widely used kettle for pour-over coffee brewing.
- Designed out of stainless steel, the lightweight kettle allows for slow and controlled pour.
- Select your size (1.2L or 1L) from the options above.
- For more information, see our Hario Buono Kettle listing.
Jennings CJ4000 Scale:
- Reads in Grams, Ounces, and Pounds.
- 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.
Chemex Brewing Instructions:
- Open the Chemex-Bonded® Coffee Filter into a cone. One side should have three layers. Place the cone in the top of your coffeemaker with the thick portion toward the pouring spout.
- Using Regular or Automatic Grind coffee only, put one rounded tablespoon of coffee per 5 oz. cup into the filter cone. If you prefer stronger coffee, use more; there is never any bitterness in coffee brewed using the Chemex® method.
- When the water is boiling, remove it from the heat until it stops boiling vigorously. It should now be at about 200ºF, a perfect brewing temperature. Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds, just enough to wet them without floating. This is important because it allows the grounds to "bloom," so the desirable coffee elements can be released.
- After this first wetting simply pour more water, soaking the grounds each time, but keeping the water level well below the top of the coffeemaker. Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, dispose of the spent grounds by lifting the filter out of the coffeemaker. And that's it! You are now ready to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee!
|Manufacturer:||Chemex / Hario / Jennings|
|Model:||CM-8A / FC-100 / MSCS-2TB / VKB-120HSV / SCCJ4000BK|
|Combined Website Price:||$176|
|Width of Chemex:||6"|
|Depth of Chemex:||6"|
|Height of Chemex:||9-1/4"|
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.
$53.00Hario's stainless steel water kettle, the V60 Buono, has been spotted popping up in coffee houses and the kitchens of baristas for some time now. A detailed search on the web will reveal, for the moment at least, that the Buono seems to be widely accepted as the most useful pouring kettle available. What makes this kettle so popular amongst pour-over enthusiasts? Several reasons stand out.
First, the thin pouring spout enables greater pouring precision as well as a slower, more consistent and controlled rate of pour, both of which are very helpful in achieving a precise, prolonged extraction.
Second, the stainless steel construction and large 1 liter capacity contribute toward keeping up the brew temperature for the duration of the entire brew cycle.
Third, the ergonomics involved in the design of the kettle help to make using it much easier. This may not seem like much, but if you're brewing large batches of coffee and pouring for three or more minutes per batch, doing several batches of coffee will quickly become a chore if your kettle doesn't cooperate with you.
Combine all of these facets with the fact that the Buono is manufactured by Hario, a very popular name in the coffee-brewing community, and the kettle's popularity is easily understood. For best results, combine the Buono with a V60 Dripper or Chemex to get a truly exceptional cup of coffee.
$48.62Tampers are as diverse as the baristas who use them. Our new tamper meets the needs of almost any barista, whether professionally trained or newly beginning. With its durable aluminum handle and wide, smooth top, the tamper is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably into the palm unlike other overly rounded handles which can press a little too tightly into the hand of the barista, or flat topped handles which can become uncomfortable after extended use.
The base of the Prima tamper is of a hefty 304 stainless steel design. This solid steel base combined with the light, detachable aluminum handle adds balanced weight to the tamper which helps aid the barista in providing an even tamp, shot after shot.