September 15, 2019 By King
- Which is better: French press or pour over? Pour-over filters provide good flavor, but the coffee will be stronger if you use a French press.
- Is it worth grinding coffee at home? Absolutely. Most of the flavor is released at the point of grinding. The longer you wait, the more flavor will escape.
- Is it worth grinding coffee at home? Arabica tends to have a more pleasing, rounded flavor. However, robusta is cheaper and contains twice the amount of caffeine.
There are many ways to make a cup of coffee. You can fire up the espresso machine, fill your French press, or pour over a filter. No matter how you like your joe, we want you to enjoy it. Here are some of the best coffee accessories for home brewing:
Love a quick shot of caffeine to start the day? These espresso accessories should improve your routine:
WayCap Refillable Coffee Capsule
Standard coffee maker capsules are expensive to buy and terrible for the planet. WayCapoffers a cheaper, greener alternative — you can refill this metal capsule over and over again.
Price: $41.90 USD
Capsulier LITE Coffee Capsule Maker
If you don’t want the hassle of refilling capsules by hand, Capsulier LITE !!! makes a wise investment. This countertop device can fill a set of reusable capsules in just one minute, with no mess to clear up.
Price: $99 USD
The pour-over method
Pour-over coffee offers a great compromise between convenience and flavor. These nifty products should make it even better:
Hibou Pour Over Copper-Coated Coffee Dripper
This eye-catching copper dripper provides an eco-friendly alternative to paper pour-over filters. The stainless steel stand fits on most mugs and carafes (including Chemex), while the honeycomb filter removes the finest grains.
Price: $34.98 USD
Electric Gooseneck Kettle by Willow & Everett
Using a standard kettle with pour-over filters will burn your coffee, producing a bitter taste. In contrast, the Electric Gooseneck gives you precise control over temperature.
Price: $59.99 USD
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Nitro cold brew
Nitro cold brew coffee adds a beautiful head to your coffee, just like you get on beer. You can read more about it in our previous cold brew blog. Nitro is really popular right now at Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, but here’s how to embrace the trend at home:
The uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker
This professional-grade nitro brewer lets you brew, store and pour draft cold brew coffee with the minimum of hassle. Every cup comes out with that gorgeous head, and the uKeg Nitro looks pretty cool too.
Price: $159 USD, pre-order
No matter what kind of coffee you enjoy, fresh beans taste better. These accessories should help you unlock that flavor:
Hiku Premium Hand Coffee Grinder
This beautiful crank-powered grinder lets you unlock the flavor in your fresh beans. It has a larger surface area than most hand grinders, and a simple dial allows you to select the perfect coarseness.
Price: $279 USD
HAMAC Hand Coffee Grinder Energizer
If you just can’t wait for your java, HAMAC can speed up the process. This powerful device adds electric power to your hand grinder, meaning you can prepare your beans in a fraction of the time.
Price: $19 USD
Fellow Atmos Vacuum Canister Food Storage Container
Before grinding your beans, you need to keep them fresh. We would recommend storing them in Fellow Atmos containers. The boxes have sealed lids, meaning no air can get in and no flavor can escape.
Price: $30 USD
Levoop Adjustable Level Measuring Scoop
Measuring out the coffee is an important part of getting the right taste. This adjustable scoop helps you grab the perfect amount every time thanks to a self-leveling mechanism.
Price: $11.95 USD