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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Not sure what to buy dear old Dad this Father’s Day? Does shopping for the man who has everything leave you stumped? If he loves coffee, the following father’s day gift ideas will hopefully solve your dilemma.

There are a lot of father’s day gift ideas that range in price from $8.50 for a Hario Coffee Dripper V60 to $900 for a La Pavoni Commercial Coffee Grinder.

Is your dad a seasoned Pour-over coffee expert?

Look at what he needs or doesn’t have. Check to see the condition of his cone dripper. If it’s old, maybe broken or cracked, a new cone will always be appreciated and there are lots of choices, plastic, ceramic or glass. Does he need filters? You can never miss with cone dripper filters. Some filters are not available in grocery stores and will need to be ordered online. Look for what they don’t have, a digital scale is a good item to consider, as are goose-neck spout pouring kettles.  Glass carafes to drip the brew into are will be happily accepted. Check the lists below for ideas.

Cone coffee drippers come is several shapes, sizes and brewing methods. Militta, Bee House, etc., are the more oblong shaped and provide a slower coffee extract. Hario, Kalita, Chemex have large openings at the bottom and allow the coffee to extract more quickly. Cone coffee drippers come in plastic, resin, glass and metal.

CONE COFFEE DRIPPERS:

Coffee Filters are often in short supply, especially hard to find ones. There are two choices, metal and paper. The advantage to metal is that they last a long time, the downside is that a little silt and a certain kind of cholesterol can pass through. Paper, while one use, helps catch the oils. Melitta makes the best quaility paper and bamboo filters that are widely available at grocery stores. Hario, Chemex, Kalita Wave are harder to find in stores and online retailers are good places to order them. Able Brewing Equipment and Cuisinart make good metal filters.

PAPER COFFEE FILTERS:

METAL CONE COFFEE FILTERS:

Extra tools:

Digital scales are very useful and help to accurately the measure the mount of coffee ground, the bloom and then the final pour, exact control are one of the important factors to great pour-over coffee. The Hario V60 Scale includes a timer.

Goose-neck Kettles are usually available as stove-top or electric. A hot water kettle that doesn’t have a long spout will not work well, pour control is key to successful pour-over coffee (although if they have a Hario Buono-type kettle to pour hot water into, any stove-top or electric kettle will do).  It’s wise to use something else to boil the water than the kettle, add the jot water to the kettle then pour.

KETTLES:

POWER KETTLES:

BURR GRINDERS:

Grinders are what any baristia will tell you every home pour-over coffee brew master needs. But not just any grinder will do, a good, high-quality Burr Grinder is indispensable in the kitchen.

AUTOMATIC POUR OVER BREWERS

HAND-CRANK BURR GRINDERS:

BLADE GRINDERS:

THERMOMETERS

Precise methods for measuring water temperture, which is crucial for the best coffee extraction.

If they are not into Pour-over yet, it’s time to get them started!

Try a making a gift bundle with a cone dripper, some filters and a carafe and or Hario Bruno Kettle. Or a Chemex carafe, filters and a kettle. The possibilities are endless, depending on your budget. Amazon and eBay, Primo Coffee are good places to look.

GIFT BUNDLES:

Why not surprise your pops with the items he’s have been dreaming about? Click the links above and start shopping today!

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