Fathers Day Reality
In at number 5 – the Hario Hand Grinder
A Hand Grinder is small, portable, ideal for instant and consistent for manual grinding. It is the essential kit when it comes to filter brewing on the move. Dead easy to use, store and maintain.
Number 4 – the Aeropress
What a cracking invention the Aeropress is! It is ideal for getting the caffeine fix when needed and a terrific way to try different coffees. Easy, no fuss, allows you to understand brewing and the variables i.e. time, pressure, grind size etc.
My number 3 – a Clever Dripper
What’s so cleaver about the Clever Dripper you say? It is so easy to use. No mess, cleverly has a release valve in the base that allows the brewed coffee to pour into your cup once ready. Simple, portable and makes a really clean cup of coffee. Did I mention no mess? It really is clever.
Number 2 has to be a Chemex
The chemex looks stunning and it is all hand-blown glass. Ideal for dinner parties, durable, makes brewing coffee fun and sociable. Allows you to brew to your own taste.
My number 1 dads gift has got to be a Syphon
How cool are these Syphons. Takes me back to chemistry lessons or watching breaking bad. A memorising and fun way to make a cup of coffee. Cold fresh water in the bottom, heat via the burner so the water rises and creates a vacuum. Ground coffee in the top chamber, allow brew time, remove the burner and watch as it magically returns to the lower chamber as brewed coffee. I was never any good at chemistry at school so in my mind this really is magic.
The common thing I have noted whilst dreaming of Fathers Day is that all these brewing gadgets are small enough to store away. They are easy to travel with, to clean, make cracking coffee and are inexpensive.
The kids don’t even need to spend much so they win too. They also don’t take up much room, don’t need electricity, don’t make a mess or a noise, so the wife wins as well. To top it off if I still get a hug from the boys in the morning I’m a winner whatever happens this Father’s Day.