The service and communication from the guys at divine is fantastic. And the Colombian that I chose with this package was delicious.
The ceramic 01 v60 works great and holds a good temperature compared to the plastic, however I do find myself wanting the volume of the 02 occasionally, it would be nice to have this option with this package at a higher cost.
The skerton plus grinder that comes with this package is so much better than my blade grinder I was using before. However it still does give inconsistent grinds and takes a lot of effort compared to other handgrinders on the market. It is good for the price, but I find myself wanting more consistent grinds to get the best out of this delicious coffee.
I think it would be great if divine looked in to some more midrange - premium handgrinders to package with coffee e.g porlex tall or mini.
I've been using a spice grinder (metal blades) for grinding my own coffee for a while, but have been hunting for a manual burr-grinder for a more even grind size (and added portability!); this set is very generously priced, with the ceramic V60, the bag of beans, and the grinder for a really decent price!
The grinder is great, particularly for this price point -- whilst grind size is decently adjustable it isn't super fine-tunable, and there is somewhat of a spread of ground sizes (though very much more usable than my old spice grinder!). Stepping up to this has definitely made a noticeable difference to the flavour of my brews.
Pourover is a new brewing technique for me -- I previously stuck to an AeroPress -- and I must say I am enjoying it. Different brews for different needs (I won't be giving up my AeroPress just yet)! But if you make sure you pre-heat the ceramic V60 with some freshly boiled water before making your brew, and you'll be sure to draw out the more nuanced notes from the beans (where as I find the AeroPress more 'punchy')!
I chose the El Salvador beans for my kit and these are really great -- I like lighter roasts, and these have a good profile.
Arrived a little later than expected.... but we are in the middle of a pandemic! Delicious smooth coffee. Love the hand grinder - easy to use and the separare lid for sealed storage is a great design feature. Thanks Divine Coffee!