How do you make a great cup of coffee at home?
Choose a brewing method that suits you. No brewing method is "the best" - it is largely a matter of personal preference. Some brewing methods are more suited to one type of coffee than another. For example, vacuum brewing tends to emphasize the delicate flavors in a cup, whereas espresso brewing makes a potent concentrate. Some methods are simpler, some more complicated. It should go without saying, but if you brew coffee that is low quality, poorly roasted, or old to start off with it will taste bad no matter what you do.
With all types of brewing, you need to use good, fresh water and clean equipment. Water must be between 195 and 205°F. The proper grind is also essential for maximum flavor extraction. You can find general brewing tips on the Brewing Fundamentals page and brewer-specific tip sheets and articles in the Library.
One of the few electric brewers approved by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, we tested the Bonavita brewer and found that it makes a remarkably good cup of coffee. Like the Technivorm brewers, the Bonavita has the water reservoir to the side, so water must boil out of the tank. We tested the temperature of the water coming from the showerhead and it was right above 200°, the perfect brewing temperature. The 7 hole showerhead does a great job at saturating the grounds. The boiler automatically shuts off after a few minutes (after the brew cycle is complete).Learn More$170.00
The Technivorm is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) to brew at the correct temperature, because the water has to boil in order to leave the heater. Since there is no pump, and water does not fall from top to bottom like some brewers, you know that the water coming out is the right temperature. The Technivorm brewers are all simple, straight-forward machines that do one thing ... and do it very well!$299.00
This electric brewer has all the same great features of the other Technivorm models we sell, except for one difference...the brew basket. Instead of the three-way switch on the side of the brew basket, this model has a drip stop switch under the brew basket platform so when you remove the carafe, the coffee stops flowing. The CDGT comes with a footplate that sits under the carafe. Unlike the other Technivorm models, the CDGT requires you to use the footplate for best results because it raises the carafe the small amount needed to trigger the release lever properly.Learn More$299.00
The Technivorm is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) to brew at the correct temperature, because the water has to boil in order to leave the heater. Since there is no pump, and water does not fall from top to bottom like some brewers, you know that the water coming out is the right temperature. The Technivorm models are all simple, straightforward machines that do one thing ... and do it very well!Learn More$279.00
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The Trifecta MB is a home version of Bunn's commercial Trifecta unit, simplified, scaled down, but still with a lot of user-control to create the brew you want. If you enjoy experimenting with how your coffee is brewed, the Trifecta MB could be the right machine for you.$550.00
The Small Clever is so simple and greatly improves the quality of the coffee you brew. You get full flavor extraction and good body. It differs from a normal filtercone by way of a stopper added to the bottom: water only drains once the filtercone is placed onto a cup. It's easy to disassemble for cleaning. Like all filtercone brewing methods, you directly control the temperature of the water, ratio of water and coffee and infusion time. This smaller Clever dripper brews the perfect amount for one person or 2 people who like to drink smaller amounts.
One box of #2 Filtropa filters included. It's BPA-free but not dishwasher or microwave safe.Learn More$18.00
The Clever Dripper gives you full flavor extraction and good body. The stopper at the bottom allows water to drain when the filtercone is placed on a cup. It's made of durable BPA-free plastic and is easy to disassemble for cleaning.
The Clever Coffee Dripper combines the best features of French press and filter drip brewing. It combines control over steeping time with a sediment-free cup. Like all filtercone brewing methods, you directly control the water temperature, water to coffee ratio and the infusion time.
A box of #4 Filtropa filters is included.
This compact package makes a great gift and includes a small Clever Coffee Dripper, a Hario Slim Mill and a 100-pack of Filtropa filters.
The Clever gives you full control over immersion and brew time. Hario's Slim Mill is low profile, light weight, adjustable, has ceramic burrs and produces a really good grind.Learn More$50.00
When used with Hario's drip scale and ceramic V60 dripper, you can quickly weigh both your coffee and water doses. It also works great by itself. It works with almost any dripper that has an open hole at the bottom. It works with an Aeropress too.
Scale, cup and dripper not included.$46.00
This replacement lid is important when keeping coffee hot during infusion. If you are replacing your old one, you may already know that the fit isn't perfect due to the Clever's handle being flush with the rim. Unless you have an attention to detail is as keen as ours, you may have not even noticed.