For most Americans, coffee is a constant, a beverage we drink, in some form or another, several times a day. A common misconception is that the taste of home-brewed coffee can’t match that from the cafe, where the cost of a single cup continues to rise: In 2015, the average cost of a cup of coffee in the US had reached an all-time high of $3.28, Zagat reported in its annual National Coffee Survey. But it’s never been easier, or more affordable, to craft up cafe-quality coffee at home. And it starts here, with the right tools.
Kalita Wave Glass Dripper: A darling of Japanese coffee culture, the Kalita Wave is more user-friendly than other pour-over drippers, such as the Hario V60 or a Chemex, with a flat bottom and smaller holes.