If you prefer preparing your coffee manually without the use of a machine, then there are two things that you must invest in for the best coffee results:
- a conical burr grinder for the best and freshest coffee ground.
- the perfect electric water kettle, and I’ll tell you why in a second.
Not All Electric Water Kettles are Created Equal:
You could be thinking, what could be more to a kettle. You boil water, you pour it over and you’re all set. WRONG. Actually, if you want to make the perfect cup of coffee, tea or any hot beverage, you should know that each drink requires a different hot water temperature. French Press coffee requires different temperature than green tea, or than Oolong tea or even other black coffee. A regular kettle will give you the same temperature every time. So, what do you do? A Variable temperature electric kettle is your answer! The following kettles have a dedicated button for each drink/temperature, this way you get the exact temperature you need for each drink you’re making. It’s that simple!
Best Variable Temperature Electric Kettles for Coffee and Tea:
Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle:
- 5 preset buttons for coffee and tea drinks.
- 360 degree directional base with illuminated push-button controls.
- Full stainless steel built. Cordless
- Hold temperature button keeps water at required temperature until ready to use (for up to 20 minutes).
- 1.8 liter capacity.
- Water level indicator on each side.
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle:
- 6 preset temperature buttons.
- 1.7 liter capacity.
- Stainless steel built, cordless.
- Keep warm button keeps water temperature for up to 30 minutes.
- 360 degrees swivel base.
- Blue light lit water level indicator.
- Push button controls with LED lights on the handle.
Bonavita 1-Liter Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle:
- 6 presets, but no individual buttons.
- Also ability to set temperature manually.
- Gooseneck spout for more precise pouring.
- 1 liter capacity.
- Display screen with real time temperature display.
- Holds temperature of water for up to 60 minutes.
- Brushed stainless steel body with BPA Free plastic handles and base.