There are few beverages in this world as useful as coffee. It warms you to the core on cold mornings and gives your brain a welcome boost. At work, the office-provided roast keeps you caffeinated enough to make it through the day and complete all of your tasks without missing a beat. And let’s not forget the invaluable after work cup of joe that we can always rely on for a second wind. Coffee is the oil that keeps the human engine running.
Okay, so we’ve established that coffee possesses utilitarian qualities—but if you’re anything like us, you know that there’s more to coffee than this. Sound familiar? Do you love to spend hours in coffee shops, enjoying the many complex flavors and aromas of Guatemalan single origin drip coffee? Every now and then do you catch yourself contemplating the idea of quitting your office job and starting all over again as a proud coffee shop owner, but quickly brush it off as yet another romantic idea? Yes, you are deeply in love with coffee – be it the geeked out kind served at high end third wave coffee shops or the simple black brew from your break room. But does your affinity for coffee qualify you to be a coffee professional? In general, we fully endorse following your dreams. That’s how Kitchen Stories came about, after all. But before you draft your letter of resignation and spend your entire savings on a Synesso espresso machine, consider giving it a test run in the safe confines of your own four walls. To get you started, here’s a quick roundup of all the stuff you will need.

Chemex Coffee Brewer

Invented by Peter Schlumbohm in 1941, this simple, yet genius contraption is the number one choice of drip coffee lovers across the globe. Its design is widely acclaimed and can even be found in the permanent collection of the MoMA New York. It is made from borosilicate glass, a highly heat-resistant kind used in lab equipment.
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Hario Coffee Grinder

Another popular name in the coffee world hails from the Land of the Rising Sun. Hario ("The King of Glass" in Japanese) is one of the best purveyors of coffee gear around. Experience it for yourself with the HARIO Skerton portable coffee grinder. It also allows you to take your freshly ground coffee beans on the go, so you can enjoy a fresh brew wherever your day takes you.
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Walnut Wooden Coffee Scoop

The scoop you use for your ground coffee is an often overlooked detail. This walnut wooden coffee scoop however is a feast for the eyes. You’ll have a hard time not acknowledging its simplistic beauty.
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Coffee Bowls

Always enjoy your café au lait with a certain je ne sais quoi and, if possible, with elegant white porcelain coffee bowls like these. Pro tip: Use them as cereal bowls or soup bowls in the evening for an unmatched price to value ratio.
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Porcelain Creamer

Who says cream doesn’t belong in a proper coffee? Prove the naysayers wrong with this beautiful white porcelain creamer.
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