Reality is that unless you stump up big $$ for a game changer like Slayer or some of the levers then everything else is just same-same.........barely 15 % difference between the worst and the best.....in the hands of the skilled. Equipment enthusiasts would obviously beg to differ with protected or vested interests.
Great post and I couldn't agree more.
As I said in my post, I sell these big $ machines (yes, vested interest) but I'm the first to say that a $20 pourover can make a fantastic coffee.
Great beans and a $20 pourover or average beans and a Slayer? I'll take option 1 any day of the week