For one of the Secret Santas I joined this past Christmas, my cousin Tayler heard my not-so-subtle hints about getting a Chemex coffee brewer. I'm talking about the exact dollar amount and a list of stores where it can be purchased from. Let's just say I am in love with it.
But it didn't stop there. The more I learned about the proper way of making coffee, the more I obsessed about getting a gooseneck kettle. Each tutorial was like an informercial and I'm a sucker for infomercials! It really does work though. I had more control pouring the water over the fresh ground coffee through the elongated spout compared to the wide-open kettle we got from Ikea.
I also picked up a Hario V60 for when I only want to make a cup of coffee. I've had the red plastic pour-over one for years but complained about the plastic taste it add to the coffee.
Oh, and I also found some reusable filters on Etsy by CoffeeSock Co. For now I'm just tossing my used grounds in a can and might start composting. Emphasize on "might" since I still have to read up on how to actually execute that task. But for now I think I have everything I need. Maybe a scale to weigh the beans and for an even, more precise brewing. If that still doesn't satisfy me then the Bodum Santos Siphon might do the trick.