Shhh—don’t tell anyone, but you don’t actually need a prosumer-grade espresso machine to coax nuanced flavors out of specialty coffee beans. For everyone whose preferred way to get their daily dose of caffeine in the morning is a hot cup of American style coffee, this article is for you.
We’ve got curated collections of everything you need to brew gold-cup-standard coffee right from the comfort of your own home.
Drip coffee makers have come a long way since the venerable Mr. Coffee hit the scene back in the 1970s. From programmable bloom cycles to thermal carafes that keep your coffee hot for hours, modern home brewers are full of features and performance designed to help you make the perfect cup of coffee.
Featuring a hanging flat bottom filter basket and wide shower head, the Connoisseur is perfect for anyone who wants the quality of pour over with the simplicity of a filter coffee machine.
Technivorm Moccamaster KGBV
This retro-inspired brew coffee maker is all about personalizing your coffee experience. Available in nine different colors, the Moccamaster KGBV allows you to select brew size, speed, and temperature.
Ratio Six Coffee Maker
Take pour over style brewing to the next level with the Ratio Six Coffee Maker. The 45 second bloom cycle is designed to fully saturate coffee before the brew cycle, and the thermal shield carafe keeps your coffee at 200℉.
Fellow Clara French Press
The Fellow Clara sports gorgeous walnut accents and a matte black finish, plus it’s packed with features like easy-to-read hot water line and agitation stick that help to streamline your brewing process.
In case you need it, here’s your sign to ditch pre-ground coffee and graduate to freshly roasted whole-beans—you deserve it. While you’re at it, make sure you have a grinder that’ll turn those beans into quality coffee grounds.
Budget Coffee Grinders
From the expanded grind range of the Fellow Ode Grinder to the simple excellence of Eureka’s Mignon Filtro, getting great grounds at home can be quite affordable.
High-End Coffee Grinders
Take brewing precision to the next level with a high-end coffee grinder. Both the Ceado E6P Coffee Grinder and the Eureka Mignon Brew Pro have specially designed burrs to reduce fines when grinding at coarser grind sizes.
If you want a grinder that can do it all, consider the Eureka Mignon Perfetto or the Ceado Life. Both have wide grind ranges, so you can use them for everything from a French Press to a prosumer super-auto.
Pour Over Kettles & Coffee Scales
Looking to break into the at-home pour over game? You’re going to need some specialized equipment. Both a coffee scale and electric kettle will go a long way towards ensuring you hit the right brew temperature for the best coffee taste.
For scales, we recommend the Acaia Pearl (S) and the Fellow Tally Scale.
For Kettles, Fellow has the market locked as far as we’re concerned. Both the Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle and the Fellow Corvo offer professional-grade features with an unbeatable aesthetic.
BONUS: The Best Coffee Mug
NotNeutral LINO mugs are close to unbeatable when it comes to quality and aesthetics. These dishwasher-safe ceramic mugs were designed by baristas for the perfect coffee drinking experience. They come in a veritable rainbow of colors and the thermal insulation is sure to keep your coffee hot as long as you need it to.