Picking Your Top 10 Coffee Accessories

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INeedCoffee contributor Eyal Rosen recently came up with a top 10 accessories list for coffee. There are a few on the list for which there will be little disagreement.

  • Coffee Grinder - Amen! The path to every great coffee starts with the grinder.
  • Permanent Gold Coffee Filter - If you like drip coffee, I agree that this should be in your Top 10 Coffee Accessories list.
  • French Press - Penny for penny it is the best coffee brewing system ever invented. No disagreement from me. This belongs on the list.
  • Espresso machine and coffee maker cleaner powder - Yes, but with a caveat. I personally **love** espresso and if a fire broke out, I'd probably grab my espresso machine as I was heading out the door. My guests can walk themselves out. :) However, I am not a fan of espresso machines under $500. Setting up an espresso savings fund would be a better idea.

There are a few on Eyal's list that I would never include in the Top 10 Coffee Accessories.

  • Coffee pods holster for a Keurig coffee maker - I don't own, nor desire to ever own, a single serve pod coffee machine.
  • Handheld Milk frother - I had one of these many years ago. Junk. A good espresso machine will make this accessory obsolete.
  • Handpresso - I think this was listed as a joke. I've never played with one, so I will reserve judgement on how good it is. I strongly suspect it doesn't belong on a Top 10 Coffee Accessories List. The MyPressi seems like a better option for campers hell-bent on getting espresso shots with enough atmospheric pressure while "roughing it" in the outdoors.

What would I add to my Top 10 Coffee Accessories List that didn't make Eyal's list?

  • Electric Kettle - Being able to quickly heat water for coffee is essential. Don't waste your precious moments left on Earth waiting for water to boil. Get a good electric kettle.
  • Espresso Knock Box - I have to confess that I went a ** long time ** without a knock box. I was a fool. If you have an espresso machine, get a decent knock box.
  • Eva Solo - Very few people seem to know about the Eva Solo. It is my favorite non-espresso coffee brewer. Check out Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial to learn more about this brewer.

PINO Digital Kettle Pro
PINO Digital Kettle Pro (AMAZON.COM)

Resources

Top 10 Coffee Accessories List - Eyal's original list on Roaste.com.

Eyal Rosen - Contributor page on INeedCoffee.com.

Troubleshooting French Press Coffee - My guide to improving your French Press coffee.

Published: June 2009, Last Modified: October 2011, Author Google+