Gear List

This is a list of the equipment I use in my lab and day-to-day workflows.

This is not meant to be a list of endorsements—I have yet to find a perfect piece of equipment—but I grew up looking at the list of gear musicians and producers used to make a record and like to think of the job of a buyer and roaster as being like a recording engineer or record producer—with the coffee producer (the talent) writing and performing the track.

Think of this list as the liner notes.

If any one category has multiple items, I’ve denoted my primary with an asterisk.

Many of these items are available via Jeff Bezos’ global shopping platform; I’ve provided direct links to those items below—if you purchase through those links, I will receive an affiliate credit, which will likely be used to purchase more books about coffee.

Grinders
*Weber EG-1 (*SSP ULF + CORE burrs)
Weber KEY

Espresso
Decent DE1 Pro
Baskets: VST 16/18/20/22, Weber Unibasket

Roasters
*Roest L100 Plus
Arc S
IKAWA Pro 50
Kaffelogic Nano 7
(IKAWA and Kaffelogic vented using AC Infinity Cloudline A4 booster)

Roast Color
Tonino

Refractometer
Atago PAL-Coffee
*DiFluid R2

Logging Software
*Cropster
Artisan

Water Activity
*Lighttells AW-600
Extech RH390

Moisture
*Kett PM-650
Agratronix Coffee

UV
Darkbeam 365nm
(remember to wear PPE!)

Scales
Acaia Lunar
Acaia Pearl

Doser
The Accountant

Spoon
Hario KCS-1-MB

Water
Filter/Cupping: 58 GH / 27 KH (Epsom, CaCl2, NaHCO3)

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