Coffee is the most important meal of the day. I don’t care what anyone says. Without this delicious nectar of the gods, we would spend our daily lives acting like a bunch of extras from “The Walking Dead,” only less determined.
That’s why it is crucial to surround yourself with a solid caffeine support system. Within this guide are some of our personal favorite coffee and espresso products to help you get through the grind. Get it? Grind? Coffee? Okay then, onto the products…
This awesome machine provides an excellent way to class up your kitchen and also impress guests by making cappuccinos and lattes like a professional barista. The single capsule machine has a really cool retro look with the added bonus of an Aeroccino4 milk frother and a cup heater.
On top of that both preparation and cleaning are so incredibly easy, you'll be able to enjoy your brew without a looming cleanup hanging over your head.
To get a little personal here, this has easily become one of the greatest additions to my daily routine. I absolutely love this machine and how convenient it is to use.
With one little touch of a button, the machine does all the work for you no matter the style of brew you’re hoping for. It includes a tank specifically for the milk where you can adjust the amount of foam you want in your glass with the click of a dial and then you can detach the tank to put straight into the fridge when you’re done.
As someone who used to stop at a shop for coffee on a daily basis, the lattes and cappuccinos you end up making with this machine will make visits to your favorite coffee shop completely unnecessary.
These little capsules are a must if you are going to purchase either of the previous two machines. You'll be surprised at how much flavor is packed into each tiny capsule. The coffee experts at Nespresso have developed 16 different flavors with distinctly different characters and aromatic profiles to ensure that everyone will get their ultimate coffee experience.
There's no other way to put it: this is the greatest coffee machine you can ever own. There are other machines on the market that are fine, but nothing can match the ease and quality of the Jura Impressa J9. It does it all.
No matter if you want a regular coffee, a cappuccino, a latte macchiato, an espresso (or a double espresso), the Impressa can brew up a perfect cup of each in seconds.
With the touch of one button, the Impressa grinds the beans internally (making your coffee as fresh as a coffee shop's), and froths the milk (for cappuccinos and latte macchiatos) and customizes the strength and size of your cup. There's no spraying milk steam everywhere. You just put the cup under the stainless steel spigot and wait for it to come out.
It tells you when it needs more water and when to empty the grounds. It's about as easy as it gets.
And if that wasn't enough, there's a sleek LCD screen makes sure you get exactly what you want. It's on the pricier side, but if you have the means, go get one right now.
Coffee joulies are a revolutionary invention. They solve one of the most common problems coffee drinkers face: the temperature of their coffee. These shiny metal beans eat up all the extra thermal energy that makes coffee too hot so you can drink it sooner without burning your tongue. They immediately absorb a lot of heat and cool your coffee down much faster than normal.
Where does all that heat go? It’s stored right inside your Coffee Joulies. When your coffee reaches 140°F (the perfect drinking temperature) the molten phase change material begins solidifying again, releasing all that energy back into your coffee to keep it at a comfortable and delicious drinking temperature. But don't take it just from me, let the creators themselves explain it to you:
Listen, who has the time to grab a spoon, stir it around, shake it off, rinse it off, then shake it off again when they're already running late for work in the morning? The self-stirring mug takes care of all that. Simply add your cream and sugar, click the button on the handle and stir until everything mixes to your liking. Feel free to continue to stir as you drink so your coffee doesn't settle.
This is one of those ideas that you see that you wish you thought of because it's so damn simple, but brilliant. Now that the weather will be getting warmer, hot coffee isn't so appealing, but neither is your delicious coffee flavor being diluted by melting iced cubes.
Since regular ice cubes dilute the flavor of cold coffee drinks, Fred & Friends has designed an ice cube tray meant to freeze coffee into little cubes that, while melting, only add to the strength and flavor of the drink. And look at that, they're in the shape of coffee beans.
Speaking of simple little inventions you wish you thought of...If you're a traveler, this product could be a game changer. Tugo is a cup holder that keeps your drink - any takeaway coffee cup or a small to medium drink - suspended between the upright handles of your rolling bag. Its unique design keeps your cup level to prevent sloshing. Easily attached and removed, Tugo collapses to fit in any pocket of your carry-on luggage. Less fumbling around for you and more energy to deal with all of the idiots around you.
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You took the time to grow that mustache. You've nurtured it from the little peach fuzz it once was and now you're proudly displaying it for the world to see like a wannabe Ron Swanson. The last thing you want to do is get it all soggy and damp when you're sipping your morning cup of joe. This mug is for you. The man's man who knows that a wet mustache might as well not even be a mustache at all. Use this mug to keep that baby dry and flowing so you can show it off to everyone like Rafiki showed Simba off to all the animals at Pride Rock.