Do you ever just look at your specialty Starbucks coffee and think “aah I wish I could have coffee like this all the time.” Well good news, you can! You just need the right coffee accessories. You can become your own barista and you’ll even save money in the long run doing it.
Now there are many accessories out there, but we’ve rounded up the most important for a delicious, rich specialty coffee. Here is a full list of coffee accessories needed to brew café-worthy coffee at home.
Top Coffee Accessories In 2021
1. Milk Frother
This is a coffee game changer and an affordable one at that! A battery powered milk frother is an at home coffee must have. It will create that delicious whipped top layer you get on your favourite coffee shop lattes.
Handheld milk frothers are simple to use and will rapidly stir your milk into a creamy frothed foam.
2. Coffee Tamper
Coffee tampers are a must for compressing your coffee grounds, and making sure they’re even. They will help extract the most flavour for your brew. Most espresso machines come with a tamper but those are usually low quality and therefore, flimsy.
We recommend ordering a higher quality stainless steel tamper that fits your basket/filter so that you can maintain maximum precision with your grinds and get the best shot of espresso.
3. Stovetop Espresso Maker
Rich espresso is key for many of your favourite coffee drinks, which is why it’s also key to have a stovetop espresso maker in your home coffee bar. Stovetop espresso makers, also known as moka pots are favoured at home coffee makers. They’re easy to use and last a long time as long as they’re taken care of properly.
They brew a rich Italian coffee espresso in minutes and are much more affordable than an electric espresso machine. Moka pots are also smaller than a regular espresso machine, making them great for travel or camping.
4. Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher
The coffee gadget that every renowned barista swears by, a stainless steel frothing pitcher. These pitchers are used in all of your favourite coffee shops.
They have a spout designed to pour milk into your coffee drink, saving the creamy froth created with your frother for last. Frothing pitchers are also handy for measuring out exactly how much milk is needed for the perfect cup.
5. Large Glass Mug
Brewing coffee is an art and who wouldn’t want a view of their masterpiece?! There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the perfect combination of coffee, milk and foam, which is why you must have a double wall glass coffee mug in your coffee nook.
Another benefit of having a double wall glass mug is that the double wall insulation keeps your drinks hotter/colder longer, and it keeps the outside condensation free.
6. Digital Food Scale
Everyone’s coffee tastes are a little different. But we can all agree that when we find our perfect grounds, water ratio we can’t have anything else! Which is why having a smart food scale at home is so important.
Keep your coffee consistent by measuring out exact ingredients every brew with a food scale.
7. Coffee Syrup With Pump
Many delicious coffee recipes require some type of coffee syrup. Whether it’s vanilla, hazelnut, caramel or good ol’ pumpkin spice, coffee syrups are an easy way to enhance the taste of your coffee at home and are handy to have for specialty lattes.
When buying coffee syrup try to find the bottles that come with a reusable pump. It’s much easier to pump the syrup into your drink than to pour.
8. Portable Burr Coffee Grinder
Every coffee connoisseur will tell you that fresh is best when it comes to coffee grinds, which is why many coffee drinkers buy whole coffee beans and have their own burr grinder at home.
Having your own burr coffee grinder is handy because you can customize the grinds to your exact needs and grind right before you brew. It’s even more handy for your coffee grinder to be a portable size.