A Gooseneck Kettle can greatly improve your pourover coffee. By introducing a level of control not found with normal kettles, these iconic kettles help ensure consistent coffee extraction as you brew.
Why use a gooseneck kettle?
There are several benefits from using a gooseneck kettle to craft your pour-over coffee:
- Controlled pouring - the curve ("gooseneck") of the pouring spout enables a consistent flow of water out of the kettle which helps to dose coffee grounds more consistently. If you ever try to make a filter coffee with a typical household kettle you'll have to work very hard to keep the flow of water consistent and slow enough - you'll find a lot of the water just rushes out and upsets your coffee (physically, not emotionally!)
- Balanced weight - because the kettle handle is set back at a wider angle from the kettle body, you'll find it much easier to hold steady, control and spiral around your coffee grounds
- Temperature control - if you opt for an electric, temperature controlled gooseneck kettle you'll be able to set your desired brew temperature when you put the water on to heat. This means there's less time waiting around for the water to cool off slighly from boiling.
Hario Gooseneck Kettle Range
Hario makes a number of leading pouring kettles. The core of the range is in the iconic V60 styling, with a newer white enamel kettle introduced early in 2018:
Hario Pouring Copper Gooseneck Kettle
Sharing many of the stylish design traits with the steel kettle above, this copper kettle is a masterpiece of design that you'll see any many specialty cafes around the world.
Hario Pouring Electric Gooseneck Kettle
The first electric gooseneck kettle from Hario, this model allows you to boil water directly within the kettle (instead of putting it on a stovetop or hob to boil). Note that this kettle will boil the water only, and doesn't have specific temperature control (for that, see below).
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Hario Pouring Temperature Control Gooseneck Kettle
This is, in our opinion, one of the best gooseneck kettles you can buy.
This temperature control kettle allows you to set the exact temperature you want your water heated to. Once up to temperature it'll beep to let you know it's ready to pour. You won't need to wait around for your boiled water to cool off slightly, or worry about overboiling it on a stovetop.
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