This smartly simple innovation allows the richness of a French press full-immersion brew, but with the clarity of a paper-filtered drip. A tricky stopper on the bottom holds the brew inside the chamber until it's done steeping, then releases a stream of java like a trap door when it's set atop a cup, a standard paper filter holding the murky sediment behind.
- Craig LaBan
Clever Dripper, $18, Spruce Street Espresso, 1101 Spruce St., 267-285-6464.
Pour like a pro
This beehive-shaped stainless Buono kettle from Hario is essential gear for the hipster barista, with a long and slender spout that allows for slow, precision streaming onto fresh ground coffee in your drip filter (no doubt, a trendy Hario V60).