I’m far from being a coffee snob, but I am a sucker for beautiful, functional everyday objects, and I fell hard for the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle.

Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle

Counter space is precious, and I avoid things that need to be left out. The Stagg, though, is nice enough to justify the space. It sits there looking more like a sculpture than an appliance.

I love that it uses actual, physical, switches and knobs. I think we could all use more real knobs.

I also love the entire “pour-over” system from Fellow

Fellow “Pour-over” system

Coming from a Chemex and basic stove-top kettle, the Stagg has been quite an improvement. Water heats faster, with precision. Pouring is delicate and controllable. The filtering happens more quickly. I love the funnel, serving markings, and drip catcher. I make 2 cups, and the second cup stays hot in the double-walled glass carafe while I drink the first cup.

I like coffee, but I’ve never thought too much about it. Suddenly, I’ve started to care. The entire process of making a cup of coffee has become delightful, so I’m thinking about where I can go from here.