I’m a big coffee drinker. I won’t say that you shouldn’t talk to me before I’d had a cup of coffee in the morning because I don’t want to come across all “live, laugh, love” but… you probably shouldn’t talk to me before I’ve had a cup of coffee in the morning.
My favoured coffee routine involves slamming freshly ground, ethically sourced coffee into my AeroPress and staring into dead space. That AeroPress was probably the best £28 I’ve ever spent. It’s right up there with my Reebok Club C 85s as my most used purchase of the last five years. And that’s really saying something.
While you’ll regularly find me spending a good chunk of my paycheque on coffee beans nowadays, I haven’t always been into coffee. In fact, it took me quite a long time to graduate from instant coffee granules and learn what all the different types of coffee drinks are. I’m still far from an expert, and I’m sure that James Hoffman would have an aneurysm looking at my coffee set-up, but I’m always up for offering a helping hand to anyone out there that wants to upgrade their coffee situation as well. Knowing what equipment to get is, after all, pretty stressful.
To try and ease that pressure I’ve rounded up some essential bits of coffee equipment that I think it’s really worth you investing in. Not all of these different bits of brewing equipment are going to suit you down to a tee but I can guarantee that at least one will change the way you caffeinate yourself for good.