4 Types of Kettles for Coffee Brewing Enthusiasts – Beginner-Friendly Tips

If you’re reading this, there’s a big chance you’re a coffee-lover, or perhaps you have a friend who is a coffee aficionado. Well, in either case, your hot drink experience will only be as good as the equipment you have – a good quality kettle for lovers of pour-over coffee (or tea). Since there are many types of kettles to choose from in the market, it can get a little bit daunting to pick the one that best suits your needs and interests.

This article rounds up a few beginner-friendly tips on 4 types of kettles to consider if you love brewing coffee or กาแฟ ชง. Let’s get right to it!

1. The Classic Kettle 

As you can tell from the name, this is the traditional kettle you probably used to see in your grandmother or great-grandmother’s kitchen back in the day. They’re wireless and usually get heated from the stovetop through conduction. Modern classic kettles come with an appealing design and can come in handy for your coffee mornings’ brewing methods like drip and immersion. 

The major downside is that you need a stovetop to heat your water, plus they tend to have less control over the flow of water from the spout. You may also need an accurate kitchen thermometer if you need your water heated to a specific temperature. 

2. Goosenecks Kettles 

As you can tell from the name, these kettles have a slightly curved and elongated spout that resembles the neck of a goose. They are among the most preferred types of kettles by coffee enthusiasts, especially lovers of the pour-over brewing method. For an idea of the various types of gooseneck coffee kettles available, checking out Fellow’s collection of coffee-making equipment can be a good place to start.

The best thing about a gooseneck kettle is that it gives you control over the flow of water as well as where it falls when coming from the kettle. This helps you achieve balanced saturation while extracting the maximum amount of flavors and aromas from your ground coffee. It’s no wonder why baristas love these kettles. What’s more, they come in a range of different designs and sizes, including wired, electric-powered models.

3. Electric Kettles 

These are often called “cordless” kettles. They come with a detachable base that connects to an electric outlet to deliver the current needed to heat water. They also have an elegant spout designed to allow more control of how the hot water pours over your coffee grounds for a flavorful hot drink.

4. Kettles with Temperature Regulation   

These are the latest designs in the electric kettle market today. Besides allowing you to boil water, these kettles afford you the convenience of heating water accurately to your desired temperature via the settings.

Additionally, most versions are built to maintain hot water at the desired temperature level for a considerable amount of time so you don’t always have to reheat. This is all thanks to the built-in thermometer they come with alongside a temperature regulation feature. They are also fast and quite convenient.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.