No matter how you choose to brew your coffee, there are a few things you'll need regardless.
If there is one way to instantly improve your cup quality, it's grinding your own beans right before you brew! We don't recommend dealing with cheap grinders as they often break and don't do a good job grinding the beans evenly.
Here are a few grinders we recommend:
While you might not need a scale in your coffee toolbox, having one will allow you to understand exactly how much coffee you use so that you can brew consistent cups of coffee time and time again.
Here are a few scales we recommend: