15 Products Perfect for Coffee Lovers
For people whose daily mantra is "but first ... coffee," these coffee gadgets, mugs and more will help them be their own barista and start each day on a caffeinated kick.
Photo By: Sarah Busby
Photo By: Sarah Busby
Photo By: Sarah Busby
Ember Smart Mug
We're obsessed with this smart mug that keeps your coffee (or tea) heated exactly at your preferred temperature, which you can control from an app. No more reheating your morning coffee in the microwave! The mug will stay charged for a little over an hour off of the charging dock. At $80, it's pricey for a coffee mug, but that's exactly why it'd make the perfect gift — it's something the coffee lovers in your life might not buy for themselves, but they'd love to receive.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $80
Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop
Are you just using a regular ole spoon or measuring cup for your coffee grounds every morning? If so, hold up: It's time to treat yourself to your very own coffee scoop. This solid stainless steel cutie is sturdy enough to last you through all your future caffeine buzzes while ensuring you get the perfect amount of coffee grounds for each and every cup.
Buy It: Container Store, $3.99
Handheld Milk Frother
WARNING: Once you've tried deliciously frothed milk on your coffee, there's no going back. Perfectly frothed milk is one of the keys to creating your own barista-quality lattes and cappuccinos at home, and you don't even need a fancy espresso machine. This handy, budget-friendly gadget will froth your milk of choice in seconds.
Programmable Coffee Brewer
Maybe you're a coffee lover, but you're not into anything fancy (#nojudgment). This 12-cup programmable coffee maker is a great choice for those who want to upgrade their coffee sitch at home without spending a fortune. Set the timer on this baby, and you'll wake up to the smell of coffee every morning like an alarm.
Handmade Ceramic Mug
Every coffee lover needs a favorite mug, and you'll be reaching for this beautiful handmade ceramic mug from East Fork every single day. Made in Asheville, North Carolina, the mug holds 10 ounces comfortably and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Buy It: East Fork, $36
Here's the ultimate little gizmo for hardcore coffee lovers: a Java Hook! This pack of 3 plastic hooks easily slides into the to-go sleeve on your coffee cup allowing you to easily secure it to a shopping cart, stroller, magazine pouch on an airplane or even on your car door handle. Wherever you go, your coffee can now "hang out" with you.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.99
This Aeropress is a favorite among campers and outdoor lovers. The portable brewer will brew a delish cup of coffee or espresso right over your mug. The total immersion brewing system means there is less grit than with a French press, and it's super fast too — just 20-40 seconds to a cup of coffee or 1-3 shots of espresso.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $29.95
Palmpress Compact Coffee Maker
For an even more compact option for on-the-go coffee, this portable single-serve coffee press can be used to make hot or cold brew coffee. It packs small and it features a built-in filter, so there are fewer parts to pack. Plus, we love its sleek design.
Buy It: The Grommet, $39
Ceramic French Press
If you're ready to dip your toes into the world of becoming a coffee aficionado, but you're not sure where to start, a French press might be the perfect pick for you. You can ditch the same old same old see-through French press coffee maker for this ridiculously chic ceramic number. The ceramic material actually ensures the coffee will hold its temperature throughout the brewing process, so you're guaranteed a hot cuppa joe every time.
Buy It: Food 52, $120.00
Travel Press Mug
Here's another fab item for the coffee-loving travelers out there: your own self-contained French press mug. This all-in-one item allows you to easily brew a fresh cup of joe, then drink it from the same handy travel mug. Best of all, your coffee will stay hot for several hours.
Buy It: Kohl's, $14.99
Baratza Automatic Grinder
Anyone ready to get serious about setting up their own home coffee brewing station definitely needs a high-quality grinder. Adjustable to 40 different steps, this grinder has a powerful, high-torque motor that allows you to get the perfect coarse or fine grind, depending on the type of coffee or espresso you'll be making.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $139
Moka Pot Espresso Maker
Here's a budget-friendly espresso maker that works right on your stovetop. You'll actually find this espresso pot in the vast majority of Italian homes, which is a stamp of approval we can get behind. As water in the lower chamber boils, the pressure forces water through coffee grounds resulting in a super yummy home-brewed cup of espresso.
Buy It: Sur La Table, $39.95
Stanley Adventure Hot/Cold Cup
Once you've figured out how to brew the perfect cup of coffee or espresso at home, you need a cup like this that'll allow you to bring it with you wherever you go. This hot/cold cup will ensure that your coffee stays at the perfect temp no matter where your travels take you. You'll get up to 40 hours with iced coffee (whoa!) and up to 5-1/2 hours with a hot cup of joe.
Buy It: Amazon, $16.00
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Ok, welcome to the big leagues. If you're truly ready to ditch your local coffee shop and start making your own barista-worthy lattes and espressos at home, pull out the big guns like this Barista Express espresso machine. This all-in-one machine has an integrated grinder, cup warmer and frother, so you'll have absolutely everything you need to make a kickass cappuccino for yourself every morning — while still in your pajamas.
Buy It: Sur La Table, $599.95
3-Month Coffee Subscription
If you like to mix up your coffee beans and always stay on top of new coffee roasts, why not sign up for a monthly subscription? This box features 4 unique roasts each month curated by the folks at Bean Box. They choose from the world's most renowned roasters from all over the world, so you're sure to get a delicious variety each and every month.
Buy It: Bean Box, $68.00