In other words, my absolute favourite place to buy coffee gear in Vancouver.
Yes, they’re stocked with beautiful high-end espresso machines and all the associated gear.
However, there are entry-level options that will have you up and caffeinated in no time.
Here are my suggestions for a starter kit that couldn’t be simpler…
What do I use to brew coffee at home on a budget?
First you’ll need a brewing method, and the French Press will do the trick nicely.
The Java Gear Silver French Press has the traditional glass and stainless casing profile that’s been a favourite since the 1800s. This is what’s called an immersion-method of brewing – boiling water poured over ground coffee (or immersed), and then the mesh filter is pushed down over the grounds.
A more modern take on the French Press is the ESPRO P5 Press – a Vancouver brand by the way.
The ESPRO ups the press game with a finer double-filtration system, making for a rich smooth cup of coffee.
What do I use to grind coffee at home on a budget?
Next up: a grinder. No, really, you deserve the best, and that means grinding your coffee beans fresh, just before brewing.
It doesn’t take much effort if you’re only having a couple of cups every morning and the results are huge.
Again, budget-wise you can pick up a hand grinder for less than thirty bucks.
Roaster Central has a huge selection of local roasters to choose from. Plus you can try before you buy at their tasting bar.
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