Don't let these unpredictable times stop you from enjoying coffee shop-quality coffee at home. A few easy-to-use gadgets, some high-quality coffee, and a comfy place to sit and sip is all you need to enjoy your favorite morning ritual.
1. Handheld FrotherBlend your coffee to perfection with a handheld milk frother. This little gadget actually serves three distinct purposes:
- It instantly blends powders like mushroom extracts, matcha, and instant coffee with hot or iced water (so long, clumps).
- It helps aerate your coffee, reducing bitterness and acidity, making your coffee smoother and more enjoyable.
- It helps create a frothy layer of foam, even with minimal milk.
Cleaning a handheld frother is easy too! Just put a little hot water and soap in a cup and blend for a few seconds. Rinse off any remaining soap with hot water and you're good to go. Most handheld frothers require a few batteries but should last 4-6 months. Here are a few of our favorite options:
2. Drip or French Press
We're no strangers to drip coffee or a French press. We even have handy guides on how to use both. Why opt for these options over a traditional coffee maker? If you want to really experience your coffee and extract the full flavors of the beans, these methods are for you. Traditional coffee makers are fine, they get the job done, and they're super convenient, but they don't let the coffee steep long enough for a full flavor extraction. What's more, they're made almost entirely out of plastic, whereas most drips are made out of ceramic or stainless steel, and most French presses are made out of stainless steel and/or glass.
If you're willing to wait a little longer for a more enjoyable cup of coffee, look into one of these products:
- Bodum French Press: $20
- Coffee Gator Insulated French Press: $36
- Coffee Gator Pour Over Drip: $30
- Chemex Pour Over: $50
3. Cold Brew Infuser
Say it with us: "No more paying $5 for a cup of cold brew".
Put your coffee grinds in a cold brew infuser bottle, fill it with water, pop it in the fridge, and the next morning you'll have a delicious cup of cold brew ready to go for a fraction of the price. 12-18 hours should be long enough for a deep extraction of flavor and caffeine. After you've enjoyed your cold brew, simply empty and rinse the infuser, rinse the bottle, and refill for tomorrow's cup. So easy!
We recommend any that are made of glass and stainless steel because they don't stain like plastic infusers and are easier to clean. Here are a few worth looking into:
4. Coffee GrinderOkay, you totally don't NEED a coffee grinder, but they're nice to have in case someone gifts you some whole bean coffee or you want to experiment at home. Grinding your coffee at home ensures a higher-quality cup than ground coffee that's been sitting in a warehouse or on store shelves for weeks on end. For French press coffee, you'll want to use a coarse grind creating larger coffee grinds. For espresso, you'll want to use a fine grind to create a powder-like consistency.
Our coffee is roasted and ground fresh by our local coffee roasting partners in small batches every week, so the mushroom coffee you get from us is coffee shop-level fresh.
Here are a few worth looking into:
- Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder: $20
- JavaPress Manual Coffee Grinder: $44
- OXO Electric Coffee Grinder: $100
5. Mushroom Coffee
Since we're on the topic of fresh coffee, you'll want to make sure you're stocked up and you can't turn your kitchen into a superfood coffee shop without superfood coffee! Check out our selection of ground mushroom coffee, made fresh each week. Want to grind your coffee yourself? Pick up some pure mushroom extracts to give your regular coffee a superfood boost. 1/2 teaspoon per cup is all you need.