trialanderold
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Oct 25, 2017
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I just bought a ceramic pourover and I realized upon reading after the purchase that I still have a lot to buy. And I must say I learned a lot of things and coffee theory in all those readings I did online.
Oct 25, 2017
KingGhidorah
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Oct 25, 2017
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I have the full set up with chemex, v60, gooseneck kettle, scale, burrgrinder, thermopen, etc.
However my coworker has a scale and a V60 to make his coffee in the morning and he is just as happy. While it may not be the best cup it can be, it is still better than most coffee makers.
The full set up wasn't something I came into all at once either, so you can slowly work your way up to it piece by piece.
Oct 25, 2017
trialanderold
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Oct 26, 2017
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That's very comforting to hear! Thank you :)
Oct 26, 2017
caiobrighenti
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Oct 26, 2017
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There's always more stuff to get, but at a basic level all you really need is a brewing vessel, filters, and some coffee. You can work your way up to acquiring more gear. I'd say a burr grinder is a must have, followed by a goose neck kettle. Scales are great too if you can afford them.
Oct 26, 2017
trialanderold
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Oct 26, 2017
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Yes. I'm actually planning on looking for some filters. Maybe I'd follow the order of how you mentioned them. These things can really be pricey so I'm going to get them one at a time. Thank you for your ideas!
Oct 26, 2017
caiobrighenti
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Oct 26, 2017
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Absolutely! I totally feel you on priceyness. I'm a college student so I tried to get the most basic and cheap setup I could. For what it's worth, here's the grinder I bought and it's been an absolute pleasure https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JOMO5FA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I managed to borrow a scale from the Geology department at my university, and a gooseneck I still haven't pulled the trigger on. It's like they start at 30$, hard to justify.
Oct 26, 2017
trialanderold
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Oct 26, 2017
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Wow this coffee grinder looks really nice. I'll note this one :)
I initially thought a gooseneck kettle isn't necessary but I instantly debunked that thought after watching some videos on pourover coffee. It's really pricey though.
Oct 26, 2017
KingGhidorah
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Oct 26, 2017
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Caio is definitely right about buying one step at a time. However, I personally would prioritize a scale first. I think having the right ratios trumps grind quality. While I don't think there is a strictly wrong answer, I would go V60 + filters [I go with hario brand, but can't tell the difference between bleached and natural] > scale > grinder > Gooseneck > extras and upgrades.
Oct 26, 2017
trialanderold
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Oct 26, 2017
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I have read about the ratio, and being a newbie in this level up coffee thing, I'm guessing the usual household measurements won't cut it. Scales are no doubt expensive but if it's for the hobby itself I will have to get it. Thank you for your idea, I appreciate the sequence! 😁
Oct 26, 2017
djfluffkins
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Oct 26, 2017
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My big pro-tip is to stick with paper filters. I just haven't found a metal filter that performs as well as paper. I think if you really want to go actual gold filter (not gold plated) I think you'd be better off, but that's pricey.
Scale is definitely the priority, I think you can get a pretty decent one for <$20 for these purposes. I really love my Acaia scale but that's a whole other level of coffee nerd-dom.
Oct 26, 2017
trialanderold
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Oct 27, 2017
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I didn't know there were filters other than paper. Guess I'm gonna stick with what I know, but thanks for letting me know paper filters are not the only ones one can use. :)
I've looked around Amazon and they go about that price or even higher. I don't mind settling with a cheap but functional one 😁
Oct 27, 2017
Daisy_Cutter
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Oct 27, 2017
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Yup! I'd say essentials include: (i) burr grinder (can be manual, though you'll get one really big bicep in no time), (ii) goose neck kettle, (iii) precision scale - one with a timer makes everything easier.
Good coffee is about repeatability, and this setup gives you control over all the variables. I don't think you need a thermometer, because water temp can be tracked as a function of how long you wait to pour it after the kettle boils.
Oct 27, 2017
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