20 Best Coffee Bar Accessories for the At-Home Barista
It's time to transform your kitchen into a cafe with these coffee bar accessories.
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Reusable K-Cups are your answer to enjoying the ease of Keurig single-serve coffee machines while being kind to the planet. This Keurig accessory is compatible with all Keurig machines, and it’s dishwasher-safe. Bonus: You can fill it with your favorite ground coffee—no matter the brand. Keurig-addicted? Store your pods in these best-loved organizers.
A French press is one of the easiest ways to make a rich cup of coffee at home. If you love the taste of freshly pressed coffee, but dread cleaning out the coffee grounds, the Simpli Press French Press is a game-changer. The secret to Simpli Press is the coffee basket that uses a plunging mechanism to pull up the grounds for easy disposal. Say hello to customized, smooth coffee at home in three minutes, and goodbye to scooping out messy coffee grounds. No more grimy sediment! Read our full rundown on how to use a French press.
What you’re drinking out of matters almost as much as what you’re drinking. These hand-glazed mugs are an elegant addition to any kitchen and will look charming mixed and matched with your current collection of cute coffee mugs (especially on one of these mug organizers!).
Baristas attest that one of the keys to a great cup of coffee is the burr grinder. This sleek model customizes the bean’s fineness to fit the type of coffee you’re making (e.g., cold brew versus drip versus pour-over) and grinds the perfect amount. See all our favorite coffee grinders, including a Hamilton Beach model.
Fancy coffee carafes aren’t just for hotels and restaurants. Carafes come in handy for serving large groups at brunch or your next holiday gathering. They make serving a breeze and keep your coffee piping-hot for hours. Here’s the best coffee brand you should be serving to your guests.
A coffee scoop comes in handy for measuring ground coffee and even tea for your morning brew. This coffee scoop features a built-in clip for preserving the freshness of that bag o’ beans. Before you scoop, every home barista should read our fixes for common coffee mistakes.
Serious aficionados swear that using a Chemex is the purest way to get your coffee fix. It’s one of the easiest coffee products to use—simply place beans into a filter and pour hot water over them. It promises the smoothest cup you’ve tasted. See how Chemex compares to other brewing methods.
Make it a brew-tiful day! This milk frother upgrades an ordinary cup of coffee via foam and turns coffee enthusiasts into home baristas. As for non-caffeinated drinks, it makes a perfectly frothy hot chocolate. Read our full review of the handy product—and why it made one writer stop going to Starbucks altogether.
Water Filter Pitcher
Don’t forget the water! Filtered water—without particles or chemicals—is a core part of a great-tasting cup of coffee. A Brita pitcher guarantees the water you use as the base of your drink is always cafe-standard. After all, Brita is one of our favorite water filter pitcher brands.
The Aeropress is similar to a French press, but it doesn’t require much steep time and makes espresso-style drinks, too. Also, the Aeropress makes the perfect on-the-go companion—their small size is perfect for traveling and camping! Here, learn how to make AeroPress coffee.
Iced Coffee Glass
You have mugs for your hot coffee drinks, but you also need a stylish coffee glass for your iced coffee! This restaurant-style iced coffee cup will make you feel like you’re at your favorite cafe. Pour other cold drinks into this glass, like beer, juice or iced tea, too. We love the Hyperchiller for a delicious cup of DIY iced coffee.
This electric kettle is specifically made for pour-over coffee and tea. Never worry about scorching your favorite beverages again because this high-tech kettle has preset buttons specially made for coffee and white, oolong or black tea. It’s also high-speed; it boils water in under five minutes. Plus, it’s an Amazon kitchen find that’s too pretty to hide.
We didn’t realize how amazing mug warmers are until we started working from home. Now we can’t imagine work (or life) without them! Keep your coffee at a freshly brewed temperature while answering emails or taking work calls with this genius mug warmer. It has over 53,000 Amazon reviews, plus a full review from us here at Taste of Home.
To preserve flavor, store coffee in airtight coffee containers where the beans won’t be exposed to heat, light, moisture or oxygen. This coffee canister comes with a handy scooper. If you need somewhere to store your creamer, too, this glass milk carton is the cutest solution.
Get a proper barista education with a trusted coffee guide. This one teaches you everything, from how to store beans to how to employ different coffee brewing methods.
You can trust YETI to preserve items in its renowned coolers, so you can bet your coffee will maintain its temperature—either hot or cold—inside this YETI travel mug! It’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. These travel mugs also make some of the best thank you gifts for thoughtful friends and colleagues.
Coffee Bar Sign
Dress up your coffee bar with this fun personalized sign. It comes with a variety of framing options for a nice final touch. Also, there’s a place for s-hooks to hang your favorite mugs and gear.
Express Cold Brew Maker
Whether you’re often low on time or simply can’t get enough of smooth, low-acid cold brew coffee, investing in an express cold brew maker is a decision you’ll never regret. This model allows you to make fancy cafe-style cold brew in a matter of minutes instead of the usual full-day process. Plus, it’s a breeze to clean. Check out this portable Minipresso maker, too.
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