Rich Pour: 5 Essentials for a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Rich Pour: 5 Essentials for a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Java fanatics know that absolute control is key to crafting the perfect cup of coffee.

1 Baratza Virtuoso
Pro baristas will tell you that burr grind-ers are the way to go for a uniform grind. Baratza’s ­conical crusher excels at ­producing a wide range of grind sizes, and it cuts down on “fines,” the powdery bits that can make your brew bitter.
$249

2 Acaia Pearl Scale
Keep close tabs on the weight of beans and the amount of water you pour with this smart scale that’s accurate to within a tenth of a gram. Connect with the Acaia Coffee app to look up appropriate ­bean-to-water ratios and brewing times.
$150

3 December Dripper
Most pour-over drippers lack moving parts. The December’s cone twists so you can control the flow, modulating between three speeds or cutting it off completely by opening and closing the holes in the base.
$55

4 Heath Ceramics Stack Mug
Sip from a mug that’s a winner on two fronts: The space-­saving stackable design is timeless, and the hand-glazed ceramic vessel is made in California by workers who get health and retirement benefits.
$30

5 Fellow Stagg EKG Pour-Over Kettle
Stagg’s electric kettle lets you dial in the desired water temperature with the knob on the base. When you’re ready to brew, the swan-necked spout and weighted handle allow for a smooth and steady pour. Connect to Acaia’s app to monitor temps remotely and to save your favorite recipes. $149 and up


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Source: https://www.wired.com/story/gear-for-pour-over-coffee/

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