21 Espresso Accessories for Your Home Cafe
These espresso accessories transform your kitchen into your new favorite cafe.
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The Breville Bambino Plus is a beloved espresso machine. Although it’s a bit of an investment, it’s easily programmable and comes with many of the tools you need. Plus, it will save you some serious change in the long run by replacing your daily Starbucks run. (Speaking of, we’re obsessed with re-creating the Starbucks brown sugar shaken espresso at home.) The Bambino is the pinnacle of espresso accessories.
Like with a great cup of coffee, great espresso starts with the proper grind. And in the case of espresso, it needs to be fine and precise. This coffee grinder offers options across the grinding spectrum to fit your preference, whether you’re making a latte or a French press. Do you know the difference between coffee and espresso?
You can’t channel your inner barista without espresso glasses. This pack of four is double-insulated (to spare the coffee heat and your fingers!), plus each glass can fit a doppio. Elegant and minimal, the set makes the perfect espresso accessory for your kitchen or a great gift for coffee lovers.
An espresso leveler is an espresso distribution tool that emerged relatively recently as a way to enhance espresso’s quality. As the name suggests, the gadget levels out your espresso grounds so you can evenly tamp them down for consistently better-tasting espresso.
A knock box allows you to quickly dispose of used pucks (the flat disc of espresso left over after you pull a shot) without having to run it to the trash, which saves you time and mess. The bowl is dishwasher-safe for easy clean up, and this knock box’s compact size makes it a nonintrusive addition to your kitchen.
Achieve perfectly foamed lattes and cappuccinos with a froth pitcher. We love that this one has a built-in thermometer to ensure that, no matter your milk of choice, you’re able to get the ideal foam for pouring cafe-worthy designs.
It’s not a true espresso setup if you can’t make a vanilla latte. This syrup sampler pack lets you explore five different flavors, including vanilla and amaretto, to vary your coffee routine. You can also use them in cocktails and tea. (Pro tip: A splash of vanilla syrup in Earl Grey tea is the ultimate cozy drink.)
An espresso stirrer is another espresso distribution tool, similar in purpose to a leveler. It helps break up any clumps within the grounds and ensures equal density. Every sip will taste like it’s from the fancy neighborhood coffee shop—without the trip or the cost.
Satisfy your wanderlust within your coffee cup! This Atlas coffee subscription box delivers beans from around the world, along with tasting notes and brewing tips, straight to your doorstep. You can customize your coffee type, grind and roast, and receive a new selection of beans that match your preferences. Check out our other favorite coffee subscription boxes to keep your espresso supply consistently stocked. And read our Atlas review for the full scoop.
Delicious espresso drinks deserve beautiful mugs, and this one’s certainly worthy of your morning sipper and afternoon affogato. We’re obsessed with the neutral colors and sophisticated design. Plus, it’s safe to use in the dishwasher and microwave.
Clear counter clutter as well as spotlight your mugs, espresso machine and other accessories with this coffee cart. It elevates your kitchen while freeing up space. And it makes your coffee setup mobile so it’s easy to move around when serving guests. Discover more smart kitchen carts.
AeroPress Coffee Maker
When you’re on the go, you shouldn’t sacrifice your espresso. The AeroPress original coffee maker drums up espresso in less than a minute, making it ideal for busy mornings or traveling. Just add coffee grounds and hot water, then stir and brew.
Espresso Martini Mixers
There’s a reason espresso martinis were named cocktail of the year. For an award-winning after-hours drink in just two steps, mix these premade espresso martinis with your vodka of choice. They’re nitro-infused and made from real coffee, so they’re also great to sip when you need an energy boost.
A coffee tamper compresses your ground espresso, yielding a stronger, more flavorful shot. This walnut espresso tamper is charming, sophisticated and available in a variety of diameters to suit your specific machine.
Ask baristas, and they’ll say preparing good espresso is an act of precision. To measure espresso with complete accuracy, you’ll want a kitchen scale that can measure to the nearest .01 ounce. It’s worth the investment; you can use it for all kitchen measurements up to six pounds for more accurate cooking and baking!
When cleaning your espresso machine, opt for barista cloths, which are specifically designed to clean both commercial and home espresso equipment. This pack of four cloths features different types, including two specifically for your steam wand.
Espresso Machine Cleaner
A clean espresso machine equals a delicious-tasting espresso. These espresso-machine cleaning tablets get rid of residue and descale your machine. Regular cleaning will prevent bean oils from building up and turning rancid, as well as improve the life and efficiency of your machine.
Budget Espresso Machine
Craving an Americano but don’t want to invest in a heavy-duty espresso machine? Meet the Illy espresso machine, a more affordable option to getting your caffeine fix at home. It’s easy to use, space-saving and a statement piece (we love the red!).
Stovetop Espresso Maker
A true tribute to Italian espresso, this stovetop espresso maker has been a stalwart favorite for caffeinating since 1933. Simply fill it with ground espresso beans and room-temperature water, set it on the stove and let it work its magic.
A little spice can go a long way. Sprinkle gourmet cinnamon onto your espresso or cappuccino for a hint of sweetness that bolsters coffee artistry. Plus, cinnamon has been linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced inflammation and slowed signs of aging.
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