Crew Review: Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle
How Does It Compare?
Grabbing the Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle to brew is like sipping that first cup of coffee. With the gooseneck spout and weighted handle, we have total control over the flow and direction of our pour—a feature the coffee connoisseur in all of us relish. The Stagg’s overall design is fresh, exciting...and there’s more to it than meets the eye. Similar kettles include the Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle, which features a similar gooseneck spout; however the Stagg has an integrated thermometer to make it easier to accurately read the temperature. Coffee enthusiasts know that precision and accuracy are important to the brew! Find out what makes the Stagg one of our favorite kettles.The Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle features an ergonomic design that balance when you pour.
The Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle includes a built-in thermometer in the lid—we’ll never guess the temperature again! If you’ve ever grabbed your kitchen thermometer and awkwardly reached inside the top of your kettle, this feature is a lifesaver. The thermometer features a red zone for optimal coffee brewing temperature—between 194 and 205 degrees—and can read up to 230 degrees for other beverages like tea. The Stagg holds a liter of water just below the kettle’s handle—that's enough for nearly seven five-ounce cups of coffee!
Designed with a precision-pour spout, coffee aficionados are able to perfect their pour over technique. The thin, curved spout includes more edges than we’ve seen in a goose-neck and this design helps reduce the flow. With this sort of accuracy, we’re able to carefully wet the edges of our Kalita Wave without spilling off the sides!The Stagg features a built-in thermometer in the lid.
Balance also plays a role in the accuracy of the pour. Fellow created a weighted handle that balances the mass of the kettle towards your hand—making pouring effortless. Your hands adjust comfortably to the smooth, forked design that adds additional stability when you pour—rest your thumb against Fellow’s logo for extra comfort!
The elegant symmetry from spout to handle adds fashion and function to the Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle. Crafted with 18/8 grade stainless steel, the material only enhances the high-quality design. Home baristas and renters, rejoice—the Stagg is compatible with electric, gas and induction stoves! The Stagg comes in polished stainless steel or matte black—the Crew’s favorite—but after using it on the stove, we noticed some wear. The mirrored silver attracts fingerprints like our favorite kitchen appliance—we’re looking at you, fridge—while the black can scratch and reveal the steel underneath. Extensively using any appliance is bound to have some wear and fortunately, we’ve mostly seen it at the bottom of the kettle.The Stagg's gooseneck spouts creates even control for perfect pour over extraction.
Lastly, we don’t always talk about packaging but we couldn’t resist this time! The Stagg’s packaging features a “Pour-Over Perfected” guide that details coffee to water ratios and how to properly brew pour over. For budding baristas, this quick how-to gets them started the moment they open their Stagg Kettle—you’ll even be tempted to keep the box. Didn’t we say grabbing the Stagg is as enjoyable as your first sip of coffee?
The Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle features an ergonomic design, quality materials and style that will make any home barista excited each time they brew. And, you’ll have something to look forward to—Fellow recently released an updated version featuring a metal lid and more accurate goose-neck spout! Stay tuned for an updated review.