It might seem silly, but I am really excited about this kettle, the PINO Digital Kettle Pro. I need a lot of hot water for Cupping is a method of tasting coffee by steeping grounds in separate cups for discrete amounts of ground coffee, to reveal good flavors and defects to their fullest. It has formal elements and methodology in and brewing so having a kettle that works as well as this does makes a big difference in my day-to-day life. I have the bad habit of forgetting that I am heating water. On the stove, I will evaporate a full pan of water before I remember I had it on the burner … which led me to use the Bodum Ibis kettle. It’s a fine kettle, but I also forget about it, and then my water is cool and I need to heat it again.
So here is the pretty sleek the Pino Digital Kettle Pro, an electric kettle that will heat water to a temperature that I preset, and hold it there until I am ready for it, or remember it, whichever comes first. It has a 50 oz (~1.5 Liter capacity), and the electric base is separate from the kettle top. It is 1000 watts, a bit lower than some other electric kettles, but will heat a full 1.5 liters from tap temperature to 205 in 9 minutes, and will heat 16 ounces of water in 2 minutes. It is pricey, but this paired with a Clever Coffee Dripper makes a great brewing set-up.