Mostly coffee gear

Updated Dec 2021 · RSS

I use my kitchen a decent amount and cook dinner most evenings, at least during the weeks. My mornings usually start by making myself a cup or two of coffee.

I finally ditched the spice grinder I had been using to grind my coffee beans and went with a burr grinder with various settings for how I'm making the coffee. I most frequently just make single cups with a Kalita Wave 185 dripper, but I use my french press often too. Beyond that I love my Heath mugs and plates.

Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG

1200W, gooseneck electric kettle

Hario V60 drop coffee scale and timer

Hario V60 scale

drop coffee scale and timer

Kalita Wave 185

Kalita Wave 185

pour over coffee maker

Breville coffee grinder

Breville coffee grinder

burr with 60 settings. I've had this grinder for over 7 years and it's still running great.

Breville BES840XL/A the Infuser Espresso Machine

Breville espresso machine

1600W, PID temp control. Honestly don't really use it that much and tend to prefer drip coffee.

Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug - Wide Mouth Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee and Tea Tumbler with Ceramic Interior, Matte Black, 12 oz Cup

Carter Everywhere mug

Simple travel tumbler that keeps coffee hot for hours. Only downside is it's not dishwasher safe (paint will bubble and chip off over time). But I still recommend it. I also have the skinnier Carter Move mug.

Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker, 34 Ounce, 1 Liter, (8 Cup), Black

Bodum French Press

Both 12oz and 34oz sizes

Heath Ceramics

Heath ceramics

plates, mugs, bowls in indigo and slate

Material Kitchen Iconics knife and kitchen must have set

The Iconics

kitchen must-haves

Global knives

Global knives

hard to beat quality

OXO Good Grips Chef's Precision Digital Instant Read Thermometer

OXO thermometer

Cheap & essential meat cooking tool

Minimal Flatware Set of 4 by David Mellor

David Mellor flatware

minimal cutlery

Set of 6 Straight Glass Tumbler 12.25 oz

TSG Hard Strong glasses

thin 12oz tumblers

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 10.25-inch

Lodge skillets

cast iron, 8" and 10.25"

Sous vide

I have become particularly interested in sous vide cooking, a technique generally involving any cooking occuring in a temperature-controlled water bath over a long period of time with the foods placed (ideally) in a vacuum-sealed bag. The main benefit of this style of cooking is cooking the meat the same way the whole way through and getting a tender, flavor-packed result without losing any juices.

There are a million articles online explaining sous vide but here's a good one. In addition to the gear below I also have a container and lid from Everie. I have also been pretty happy with these sous vide bags you can vacuum seal with a simple hand pump.

I originally had the Anova sous vide cooker but began to prefer the ChefSteps Joule. It's smaller, more powerful and has a better cooking app. I constantly had connectivity issues with the Anova model.

ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts, White Body, Stainless Steel Cap & Base

ChefSteps Joule sous vide cooker

Small, Wi-Fi enabled, 1100W

Bernzomatic TS8000 - High Intensity Trigger Start Torch

Bernzomatic Torch


Searzall Torch Attachment, Small, Stainless


Versatile meat searing torch attachment

After whatever meat (you can sous vide just about anything but I tend to do pork chops and steak quite often) I've tossed into the sous vide container has finished cooking, I just need to finish the meat by searing it. Sometimes I use my cast iron pan for this and sometimes I opt to use my torch with the Searzall attachment.