I think the reason I’ve taken to coffee so much is because I’m a geek and this is an industry in which very often rewards geekery. Whether it’s the terminology or the technology, the coffee business belongs to the geeks. For the most part.

In a short amount of time, I’ve developed a pretty nice arsenal of coffee brewing nick-nacks and doo-dads. I thought I’d list them here and update it as the list is sure to grow. I’ll also comment about how I use each device and how each one performs with certain coffees. I mean compared to some people I know, this is pretty small change. Nevertheless, I’m pretty pleased with all of the gear!

New additons:

Sowden SoftBrew from Dear Coffee, I Love You. on Vimeo.

The OXO Good Grips French Press (8 Cup)

The Tiamo V-Style Dripper:

And finally. One last addition to the collection:

A really quick note about the Homeloo. HOLYYYYY CRAP!!!! This thing is amazing. The control you get is phenomenal. It feels like you can place the water on each individual grain of coffee. And it’s lighter (and smaller) than the Hario at HALF THE PRICE. The one single downside is the handle, as you can see, is uncovered metal so the sucker gets hot. However, it also cools long before the pitcher itself. Really, really impressed. I’m tempted to make this the official pitcher of First Degree Coffee right now.

The Kone Filter from Coava

…which was designed to be used with…

The Chemex Coffemaker

Another new addition to the family is the Beehouse Dripper.

The Hario V60
The Hario V60 Dripper Cone

The Hario Buono KettleHario Buono Kettle

Bodum Chambord French Press


Clever Coffee Dripper


Melitta Drip Coffee Pot
Melitta Drip Pot


Hario Siphon Brewer