How Tim Brews at Home! Gear choices EXPOSED.

note: nobody’s paying me to recommend these products. I actually use them every day. The product links *are affiliate links*

In the day-to-day in-n-out of being a coffee guy I get lots of questions from customers and strangers. One question I get is “Do you drink a lot of coffee?”

Yes, I do. 5-10 cups a day maybe. But who’s counting?

Sometimes people go a little deeper and ask how I feel about my inevitable doom and subsequent oblivion.

Ambivalent, thanks.

More often people take a medium tack and ask me how I brew the coffee I drink. Well, that’s an easy one. Most of the coffee I drink is drip coffee, either brewed at home or at the shop.

At the shop I use a commercial Bunn brewer. It’s great. You’ve had the coffee, right?

commercial bunn

bunn bunn bunn bunn

At home I’m using a Bunn also. It’s not the most sophisticated brewer on the planet, but it brews coffee on par with the joe I get out of my big-boy machine at the shop. It’s fast, too.

home bunn

never use the warmer. never.

The Bunn gets my brew water nice and hot (over 195F) so the taste is dialed in. The most important thing I do in the morning is grind my beans just before it’s time to brew them. For that I use my trusty Capresso Infinity burr grinder.


worn off but not worn out

I’ve been using it daily for over a decade and it’s still going strong.

(See this article about getting into grinding your own)

After it’s brewed, I pour my coffee into an old-skool porcelain mug and head out to the car. I don’t like travel mugs or the people who use them. If I think I’ll need more coffee (yes, I will) I’ll emppty the pot into my indestructable Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle:


might actually be destructable

And that’s how I drink the bulk of my coffee from day-to-day. Keeps me out of prison.