Novice Guide: My Lust List of Coffee Gadgets

I may be a novice, but I do love my coffee gadgets... which ones do I desperately want?
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My love for kitchen gadgets is legendary. Many a friend has asked me to seek help when I’ve gone out and bought some new gizmo on a whim. I actually think there may have been an intervention or two planned but instead, they have lovingly humoured me. They try not to yawn when I’m going on about one thing or the other. Of all the paraphernalia I have, I think the coffee gadgets are the ones I hold the most dear… But I suppose you could tell that already by the collection of Novice Guides I’ve been writing (Iwaki Water Drip Cold Brew to come). Here are the coffee gadgets that I most want, the ones I long for. Some are classics and some are still on KickstarterEnjoy my Top 6 oh-so-cool coffee gadgets that you really must have!

VB Aeropress things you need

I got my all important Aeropress at Grouphunt for a bargain! Image by Vanilla Beige.

At the end of each item, I’ve added a link for where you can request to join the hunt on Please note that I have not been paid for this article. I just find that Grouphunt is full of awesome up-and-coming products as well as classics that their community, myself a proud member, would like to hunt for. The only thing I do receive, IF you choose to use this link Vanilla Beige $5 Credit, is their standard $5 refer a friend credit towards other items (of which I have many) that I fancy. You will also receive a $5 credit when you join. So thank you for supporting us, if you do follow the link above! I think you will be eligible for the same deal if you refer a friend too. And while you’re at it, find out all about me here.

Grouphunt and Perk Coffee are also collaborating on an event where you can taste and play with the coffee gadgets I’ve already talked about (and perhaps a few more). Check out the event here.


Ok, hello! For those of us constantly dashing around town, this would be awesome! A manual, hand powered coffee press, think Aeropress, but with a travel mug all-in-one! I can imagine myself looking so cool turning up to a meeting with this thing, brewing my coffee and drinking it all in the same time it takes to introduce myself. Honestly, that would never happen because I am highly uncoordinated and the chances of a mess are high… But awesome thought. I want one! But which of the pretty colours would I get?!

To join the hunt for the Oomph, click the blue REQUEST button on Grouphunt here. RRP from SGD$70.27.


One of the things that the homebrewing expert, Paul at Perk Coffee said to get right was the grind size. Enter Kruve, the super sexy-looking grind refining system. All you have to do is pour in your ground coffee and shake. The sifter sorts out the perfect grind size and eliminates the finer particles and “boulders” as they call it. You can get multiple sifters for the various types of tools you’re using to make your coffee (all the um sizing is a bit too technical for me). I have to be honest and say that it was the sleek, triangular, gorgeous look of the thing that initially drew me in.

To join the hunt for the Kruve, click the blue REQUEST button on Grouphunt here. RRP from USD$49.99.

Stagg EKG

This one is on Kickstarter but just look at it! Sleek, modern, beautiful… There is temperature control, there is a LCD screen, precision spout, counter balance handle. You can also turn it off and on with an app! Yes, we are talking about a kettle here. Though I think this would kick me up to “pro” status if I was going to get this fanatical about water temperature. I can see all the Pro Guides I could write now!

To join the hunt for the Stagg EKG, click the blue REQUEST button on Grouphunt here. Kickstarter pledges available from USD$149.


Ok, here’s a classic for you and I would be happy owning the six cup Chemex with signature wooden ring around the neck. Really, to continue being the novice that I am, a Chemex would make my life complete.

To join the hunt for the Six Cup Classic Chemex, click the blue REQUEST button on Grouphunt here. RRP USD$43.50

PERK Pourover Coffee Machine

Another Kickstarter but this one would be the ultimate machine for a novice like me. It is the be all and end all to manual brew because it’s made it automatic and non-manual! 🙂 You basically put the coffee and water in then press the button. Out comes perfectly brewed pour over coffee every single time. I love how it looks. I love what it promises to do. Though I know I would miss the ritual and process of pouring my own cup of coffee, carefully, artfully, lovingly… I just want this thing anyways!

To join the hunt for the PERK, click the blue REQUEST button on Grouphunt here. Kickstarter pledges available from USD$174.

Cafflano Klassic

To end my little list of wants, another do-it-all machine. This one is completely manual from grinding the beans (with a little elbow grease), to brewing, to take-away and drink.

To actually order the Cafflano Klassic on Grouphunt, click the blue JOIN GROUP ORDER button on Grouphunt here. Join the group order to purchase it for $109.90 (RRP SGD$159).

Don’t forget to read our other coffee articles below!

If you have no patience (like me!) and want to get started right away with a complete package (using V60, French Press or Aeropress), check these out from Perk Coffee.


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Cover image by Vanilla Beige. All videos sourced from the product pages. We were not paid to write this article. Opinions and comments expressed are the author’s own, based on personal experience and preferences.

Angela Manners loves finding an interesting story and talking to people about what they are passionate about. She is Australian but was born in Bangkok, grew up in Southeast Asia and then studied in America. Angela is passionate about coffee, food and everything that surrounds them.
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