The Japanese pour-over coffee brewing method may be a fine expression of slow living, but we never understood the fiddle of heating water on a hob or transferring hot water from a kettle that boils water to one that just pours. So we are grateful for Balmuda’s ‘The Pot’, which combines the boiling and pouring functions in one stylish gadget. Kalita’s neat new coffee grinder, Kinto’s compact brewing stand, and the brilliant filter holder and scoops by Atelier 2/F complete our Japan-inspired coffee bar.
From left, tray, €225, by Brdr Krüger. ‘The Pot’, ¥11,800 ($106), by Balmuda. ‘Terres de Rêves’ cups, €16 each, by Anita Le Grelle, for Serax. Brewer stand, £180, by Kinto. Yacht filter holder, ¥3,800 ($34); long spoon, ¥2,800 ($25); triangular spoon, ¥2,200 ($20), all by Atelier 2/F, from Imagination Coffee Kamakura. Grinder, ¥59,400 ($535), by Kalita