Grady’s Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

You know what’s better than a cup of hot coffee first thing in the morning? A cup of iced coffee on a hot afternoon. I don’t know about you guys, but in my neck of the woods, it’s already starting … (More)

Camano Coffee Mill

The kitchens of many coffee nerds are practically overflowing with coffee paraphernalia, but a lot of that stuff isn’t very well-suited for traveling. Electric burr grinders are no exception to this, which is why hand grinders are so great. They … (More)

The Medium-sized, 18-ounce Espro Press

We consider the Espro Press to be the best french press pot you can get. Its double-walled steel vessel keeps your coffee hot for over an hour. And the double micro filter keeps grit out. It’s unlike any french press … (More)

The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee Book

For those not in the know, Blue Bottle Coffee is one of the highest-regarded coffee roasters in the business. They have unrelenting passion and focus when it comes to serving up high quality coffee, so their reputation is well deserved. … (More)

Bonavita Variable Temp Gooseneck Kettle

We’ve mentioned the standard Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle ($42) before, but the kinds of coffee nerds who experiment with AeroPress recipes are likely to want very precise temperature control. And that’s exactly what the Bonavita Variable Temperature model ($90) brings to … (More)

Moderna Artisan Double-Wall Thermo Glasses

A good drink — hot or cold — should be about more than just the taste. The smell and look of a beverage round out what can be a simple, yet enjoyable, experience. That’s one reason I like the Moderna Artisan … (More)

Caffeine Chemistry Coffee Cup

This 8-ounce mug has a handy reminder that it’s time for more coffee imprinted in the bottom — the molecular structure of caffeine. The graphic is permanently fused to the mug, so the science lesson won’t come off with repeated use. … (More)

24-105mm Travel Coffee Mug

Got a photographer you need to buy a gift for but don’t want to drop the dough for new camera hardware? The 24-105mm Travel Coffee Mug is a great gift. The coffee mug comes with a travel top with stainless … (More)

Blossom One Limited Coffee Maker

The Blossom One Limited Coffee Maker is all about having control over every aspect of brewing. Armed with a camera, QR scanner, 500W electrical brew chamber, WiFi and silent reservoir, this thing is more computer than appliance. Made with solid … (More)

The Compendious Coffee Chart Poster

Coffee is always an adventure. Here at the Tools & Toys headquarters we prefer a coarsely-ground cup of Guatemalan coffee brewed in our trusty AeroPress. And every now and then we bust out the Espro Press. But even that just … (More)

The Best French Press Pot: An Espro Press

The Espro Press makes an amazing cup of french press coffee. It has a double-walled steel vessel that is rugged and durable. After brewing you can leave the coffee in the pot and it will stay hot for over an … (More)

Baratza Vario-W Coffee Grinder

If you had won the 2012 AeroPress World Championship then this is the grinder you would have received as part of your loot. The Vario-W grinder from Baratza weighs 9 pounds, has 230 steps of grind coarseness adjustment, and uses … (More)

Summermoon’s Wood Fired Swinging Lantern Blend

This new-to-me, Austin-based coffee roaster, Summermoon, roasts their coffee beans over a wood fire. The Swinging Lantern blend is a “tri-roast” that literally includes three separate roasts: their dark French Roast, their full bodied Velvet Roast and their light cinnamon … (More)

Kone Stainless Steel Coffee Filter for Chemex

There are two advantages to using a stainless steel coffee filter: (a) it’s reusable; and, (b) it allows more of the oils from your brewed coffee to find their way into your cup. The Kone coffee filter fits 6-, 8-, … (More)

AeroPress Stainless Steel Coffee Filter

When you buy an AeroPress it comes with a pack of paper micro-filters. These work fine and are easily disposable. However, for something different, there is this stainless steel AeroPress disk. The disk is reusable and has ultra-micro perforations so … (More)

Double-Walled Glass Bottle

I recently ordered one of these double-walled glass bottles as my new traveling coffee mug. In theory, it’s designed to be a tea tumbler — there is a metal basket at the top of the bottle which holds a tea … (More)

Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Kettle

This thing has all the amazing benefits of an electric kettle combined with the great pourover usefulness of the infamous Hario kettle.

Digital Kitchen Scale

When I brew coffee each morning, the items I pull out onto the kitchen counter consist of a conical burr grinder, and electric water kettle, a bamboo stir stick, my coffee brewing device (such as the AeroPress or French Press), … (More)

Moccamaster Coffee Maker

Contrary to popular opinion, I am not anti-every-single-drip-coffee-maker-out-there. The Moccamaster is the exception. I once knew a man who took his Moccamaster with him whenever he went to a friend’s house — he refused to drink coffee any other way. … (More)

33 Cups of Coffee: Coffee Journal

This utility notebook has a singular purpose, or 33 singular purposes that is: to document the coffees you drink. Specially designed pages give you a place to write the name of the coffee, where you drank it, how it was … (More)

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