You’ve probably seen those weird looking kettles with the long, swoopy neck floating around your favorite coffee shop. Like many people who aren’t pour over experts, you’re probably wondering why you need a completely different kettle just for pour-over coffee. We’re here to help explain the benefits of a gooseneck kettle and why they’re great for making pour-over coffee.
What is a gooseneck kettle?
A gooseneck kettle is a special kind of kettle used to make pour-over coffee and has a narrow, long neck. Some people also call them pour-over kettles, for obvious reasons.
What is the advantage of a gooseneck kettle for pour-over?
1. Pour control
All kettles are not created equal. A gooseneck kettle allows for perfect pour control so you can get your hot water exactly where you want it on the coffee grounds. Saturating the grounds evenly is a very important part of pour-over coffee, and the thin gooseneck spout of a gooseneck kettle allows for precise placement of each drop of water for your precious cup of joe.
2. Better tasting coffee
According to our friends at beanfruit.com, “An even distribution allows you achieve an even extraction. An even extraction pulls all of the good flavors from the coffee leaving the undesired flavors behind. If it’s under extracted, the coffee tastes watery and thin; Over extracted and it’s super bitter and too intense for enjoyment. Better pour = better extraction = better-tasting coffee.”
3. Better handling
The handle of Primula’s gooseneck kettles allows for a more comfortable grip while pouring, as opposed to a tea kettle, where you don’t pour for nearly as long. The angle of the handle is angled so you can get a full grip without straining your wrist when you pour.
Final Point of Brew
For the best possible pour-over coffee, a gooseneck kettle is an important addition to your coffee arsenal. We hope we helped you understand the advantages of gooseneck kettles, and hope you try to up your pour-over game by getting one of these kettles.
Precision Pour Kettle, 1.06 Quart, Stainless Steel - Primula
The long, narrow gooseneck spout of this distinctive stainless steel kettle ensures precise pouring. Durably crafted, with an encapsulated bottom, the Precision Pour Over Kettle’s special spout offers the perfect pour when you want to relax with a cup of… read more