My kitchen (or, coffee dungeon, as I like to call it) is full of more coffee gear than anybody would ever need. But having lots of equipment at my disposal is one of the things that keeps me interested in coffee. So as long as I have room, I’m not going to get rid of any of my coffee gear.

I show off my current setup in the video below:

Auto Drip Coffee Makers

Here are all of the auto drip coffee makers I currently own, as well as those I’ve used, but ultimately sold.

Brazen Plus

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The Brazen Plus is currently the only auto drip coffee maker that I own. It’s packed with features, including but not limited to:

  • Brew timer
  • Pause and serve/brew pause
  • Temperature adjustment
  • Pre-infusion/bloom setting (adjustable)
  • Elevation calibration

It’s a great option for the coffee enthusiast who wants great coffee, but doesn’t necessarily want to be fully involved in the process. It’s also great for the coffee drinker who likes to experiment with different brew parameters.

You can read my full review here.

Bonavita BV1800 (I no longer own it)

Bonavita BV1800

I used the Bonavita BV1800 for two years before I bought the Brazen Plus. It’s one of the original SCAA Certified home coffee brewers, and very easy to use.

It’s slightly less expensive than the newer model, the BV1900, and also not quite as good in terms of coffee quality.

You can read my full review here.

Bonavita BV1900TS (I no longer own it)

Bonavita BV1900ts Review

The BV1900 is the successor of the popular BV1800. It has some slight improvements that include a flat filter basket (instead of conical), as well as a stainless steel-lined carafe instead of glass.

There is also a pre-infusion setting that can be switched on/off.

You can read my full review here.

Pour Over Coffee Makers

I own way too many pour over coffee makers. Fortunately, they don’t take up a whole lot of room.

Hario V60

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My Hario V60 is truly a thing of beauty, and it really makes some nice, no B.S. coffee.

Of all the coffee makers I’ve used, Hario makes some of the best paper filters I’ve used with a nice thickness and very little (if any) paper taste.

It’s all glass too and is very inexpensive when compared to other high quality pour over coffee makers.

You can read my full review here.

Kalita Wave 185

Kalita Wave 185

The Kalita Wave 185 is the latest edition to my coffee maker collection, and I’m very pleased so far.

As far as pour over coffee makers go, this is the one that both coffee snobs and novices can get on board with. It features a small flat base with 3 small holes for an even extraction.

I own the stainless steel version, but it also comes in glass and ceramic.

You can read my full review here.

Chemex

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Coffee enthusiasts are always going gaga over the Chemex, and for good reason.

Not only does this all-glass coffee maker look beautiful, but it also makes great-tasting coffee if you do things correctly. It’s also one of the few coffee makers that is made in the USA.

You can read my full review here.

Bonavita Immersion Dripper

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Bonavita’s Immersion Dripper is a fusion of a pour over and french press coffee maker. It’s made of porcelain and features a stopper that can be switched on or off at any point during the brew cycle.

If you’ve wanted to try pour over but are reluctant to leave french press coffee behind, this may be your solution.

Read my full review here.

HIC Filter Cone

The HIC is another porcelain pour over dripper that is perhaps most similar to what Blue Bottle uses at their coffee locations (Bonmac).

It features 3 small holes at the bottom of a conical filter cone.

Other Coffee Makers

These are all of the other coffee makers I own:

AeroPress

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Everybody should try a cup of AeroPress coffee at least once in their life.

Easy to use, easy to clean, compact, and fun.

It’s only flaws are that it’s made of plastic (BPA free though) and isn’t suitable for more than 1 cup of coffee at a time. Otherwise, this is one of the best coffee makers ever made (if not the best).

You can read my full review here.

Cold Bruer

Bruer

Bought this for cold brew coffee shortly after the Kickstarter campaign. It’s very fragile, but the cold brew coffee it makes is almost always great.

I see there have been an influx of slow drip cold brewers on the market since its release, so I’m not sure how this compares to them at this point.

You can read my full review here.

Bialetti Moka Express

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Moka pots like the Bialetti make very rich, concentrated coffee. I like to think of the coffee as somewhere between espresso and french press. The coffee is really full-bodied and almost always needs to be diluted with equal parts water.

What I love about this Bialetti is how easy it is to use and clean. The fact that it makes unique, great-tasting coffee on top of this is the icing on the cake.

It does take a bit of time to brew though (at least 10 minutes), and you have to keep an eye on it to make sure you remove it from the heat source when it’s done brewing.

This is a great option for somebody who wants a coffee maker that is pretty low maintenance, but not 100% maintenance free. Best suited for those who aren’t rushed to make their coffee and appreciate a rich flavor.

You can read my full review here.

Gram Scales

In my opinion, gram scales are an essential tool for taking your coffee craft to the next level.

I currently own two:

  1. EatSmart Gram Scale
  2. AWS LB-3000 (recommended)

Coffee Storage

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I’ve used multiple canisters, and the Airscape (pictured above) is the only one I recommend for storing coffee.

You can read my full review here.

Thermometers

I’m currently using Thermoworks RT-6000. It measures temperature in 5 seconds, which I find is fast enough for my needs.

Tampers/Espresso

For tamping, I use the Espro calibrated tamper.

For espresso, I use the Mypressi Twist. It’s a great little handheld espresso maker, but the company has gone out of business I believe.

Comments
  1. […] also own and have reviewed a lot of equipment, brewing thousands of cups of coffee across devices. I’d like to think I know a thing or two […]

  2. Gabriel heinerici

    You should try the cotton filters, the old School mode in Brazil, for me it retains less Oil than the paper filters.

  3. Michael

    Have you tried the Bodum electric vacuum coffee maker? I was under the impression one had come into your possession recently. It was a fun coffee maker to use.

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