What are my op­tions for brew­ing cof­fee at home?

T3 India - - Gadget Guru -

AThe Devil’s Bean de­mands se­ri­ous re­spect and skill if you’re go­ing to get it right. GaGu’s per­sonal team of baris­tas, trained au­then­ti­cally in the bean mines of deep­est Colom­bia, can cre­ate a gor­geous, glow­ing brew in their sleep; you are prob­a­bly not so lucky.

So you might turn to a ma­chine. Per­haps the Ne­spresso Ver­tuo, with its ques­tion­ably-re­cy­clable cups and a rights man­age­ment scheme which pre­vents you us­ing any­thing other than the pre­scribed, pricey branded cof­fee con­cen­trates to fill it up. De­spite Guru’s ob­vi­ous sneer­ing de­ri­sion at the busi­ness tac­tics of that and other po­du­likes, the re­sults are con­sis­tent and gen­er­ally highly ac­cept­able, with a lot of va­ri­ety on of­fer. But maybe you want more in­volve­ment from your cup. A more man­ual ma­chine, then? Both presses (such as the AeroPress) and drip fil­ters (the al­most sci­en­tific Wilfa Pre­sisjon, per­haps) of­fer a good way to get a rich cup out of ground-up bean dust of your own pro­vi­sion; there’s a world of be­spoke roasts out there, but tread care­fully. Ar­tisi­nal cof­fee is akin to the over­flow­ing in­die mu­sic scene of the late ’90s – you might taste a gem, but you also might be forced to stom­ach some­thing cooked up in the back of a pub, a con­coc­tion whose en­thu­si­as­tic la­bel can’t cash the cheques it’s writ­ing.

Go fur­ther. Go for beans, good beans. Sub­scribe to a com­pany that ships cof­fee and get fancy cof­fee shipped to your door ev­ery month. Grind it up your­self in a Sage Smart Grinder Pro for the fresh­est pos­si­ble cup. Repur­pose your garage into a stor­age area for your cof­fee be­cause you’ve been buy­ing far too much of it. Roast your own. Char­ter a flight to South Amer­ica. The ball will just keep on rolling.

ABOVEOh sweet bean, we sup­pli­cate our­selves to your majesty, here on T3 dead­line day

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