Coffee snobs of the world (we're looking at us, Portland) are united on one thing: the best cup of coffee is made via the single-cup, pour-over method, using Hario coffee tools. Strangely enough, the Hario Buono kettle, the Hario hand-crank coffee grinder, Hario coffee dripper cones, and Hario paper filters are made in Japan, a country steeped in hundreds of years to tea culture. Here's a thorough pictorial guide
to the pour-over method, courtesy of Portland's Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
The striking Hario Buono kettle is the pour-over coffee brewer's best friend, with a long, slender spout and perfect balance that allows total control over the placement and volume of just-off-the-boil water. The process is made even more comfortable by the distinctive, ergonomic handle. Plus, it just looks darn cool. The Buono kettle is made of stainless steel and works well on all types of burners, including induction. It stands 6" tall and has a capacity of just over one quart.