We want you to have the best cup of coffee or tea you can. So we spend a lot of time sourcing the best coffees and teas we can find.
But that is only the first part of getting you a great cup. The final steps in preparing you for your adventure are how you store it, make it and serve it - the gear you need for your journey.
We search the world to find the best tea and coffee gear to help at all three of these important stages. We ask ourselves: Is it fast? Is it foolproof? Does it make you more mindful or introduce you to an ancient ritual? Is it art?
Then we select the best item available for each function. And function is the foundation of our standards. Here's what we look for:
Storage: Both tea and coffee should be stored away from air, light and moisture. That's important for product freshness, and why we store and ship both coffee and tea in sealed, air-tight packaging. We recommend you do the same at home.
Preparation: Temperature, timing and quantity - as well as the quality of the water and what you add to it - are all critical factors in making a great cup. So is how much time you have to spend. Let us help.
Serving: There are many ways to serve coffee and tea - all of them right - and most are very personal to who's using it. So we share with you what's personally best for us. Hint: We love sleek, modern and functional. And tradition. And art.
WHAT IS GEAR?
When preparing your tea or coffee taste adventure, you need the right equipment. We call anything that you might use to store, prepare or serve coffee or tea your “gear.”
With over 20 years of experience with selling tea and coffee gear, we carefully test and evaluate each item for form, function and value before offering it to you. Our coffee and tea gear ranges from quick-and-easy makers to hand-made tea bowls that help you slow down and “be in the moment.” Let us help you find the right tea and coffee gear for your daily beverage ritual or for a very special occasion.