For a self-professed coffee addict, having the right essentials on hand can mean the difference between a good cup and a downright unforgettable, mind-blowing, day-changing cup. There’s the coffee that you merely down out of force of habit, and the coffee that energizes, transforms, and gives you something to look forward to on those bleary-eyed mornings. If you’re ready to upgrade your java game and leave those decidedly lackluster cups of joe in the past, here’s everything you need.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug²
Begone, coffee that cools down way too fast. Who wants to deal with the trudge back to the office microwave or the journey to the kitchen when you’re busily working from home? Enter the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug², a handy vessel that does far more than simply hold your coffee. Set your desired temperature — anywhere from 120°F to 145°F — and enjoy your drink at that heat level from the first to the final sip. It includes a built-in battery with a lifespan of 1.5 hours, along with a charging coaster if you prefer to keep it plugged in.
Onyx Coffee Lab Subscription
If you’re an adventurous sipper with a thirst for new flavors, try the Onyx Coffee Lab Subscription. Choose from a variety of flavor profiles, including espresso, filter, modern, and traditional. Then select a delivery time frame, including weekly, biweekly, every three weeks, or every month. Finally, decide whether you’d like 10 ounces, two 10-ounce packages, two pounds, or five pounds. You can even let the expert Onyx team choose for you if you enjoy the element of surprise. Whether for yourself or a fellow coffee connoisseur, it’s sure to please.
OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Don’t be fooled by its size. The OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker is a titan that delivers up to a week’s worth of coffee concentrate with a simple tap. Just pour in your ground beans, add water into the rainmaker on top, and brew for anywhere between 12 and 24 hours on your countertop or inside your refrigerator. Finish by setting the brewer on the glass carafe to drain. The result: completely fresh concentrate that you can use to prepare all types of mouth-watering java beverages.
KeepCup Brew Cork Reusable Glass Cup
A reusable cup is an essential in the modern world, especially if your aim is to reduce your carbon footprint. The KeepCup Brew Cork Reusable Glass Cup is designed with sturdy tempered glass and features a secure cork band. The splashproof design is genius, allowing you to transport it wherever you go and slide it into a cup holder. The KeepCup ethos is solid: the company donates 1% of its revenue to environmental causes. To keep the cork band safe, the company recommends that you hand wash the cup.
Bodum BISTRO Burr Coffee Grinder
Get a better bean with the Bodum BISTRO Burr Coffee Grinder. If you prefer the fine art of doing it yourself in the comfy confines of your kitchen, this handy tool will do the job beautifully — while adding some industrial-chic style to the space at the same time. It features simple push-button operation, with a pre-set timer that makes it easy to grind precisely the amount that you need and nothing more. That allows you the greatest possible flavor yield without the usual waste. The rich and indulgent fragrance is just an added bonus.
Café Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker with WiFi
Bid farewell to the trusty coffee maker you’ve owned and used for the better part of a decade. It’s time to retire the old and usher in the new. The Café Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker with WiFi is a modern-day masterpiece, complete with voice-to-brew functionality that allows you to control the device from your smartphone with the SmartHQ app. It’s also compatible with many home companions, including Alexa and Google Home. Prepare your brew precisely as you love it using the precision temperature control and select brew settings. When you’re done, the sleek cord slides under the machine to reduce countertop clutter.
The Pour-Over Kit
If you’re not quite new to coffee but definitely new to brewing it yourself at home, you may need a hand. Enter The Pour-Over Kit, a convenient little device that handily whips up a delightful cup of joe at any time of the day. Included in the set is a handsome matte black electric pour-over kettle, a pour-over dripper, a tasting glass, and a package of 20 paper filters. A ratio aid ensures that you never use too much or too little coffee, while the elegant glass features a double-wall design to lock in heat and flavor. The result: more time at home, less money spent at the local coffee shop.