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The Barista is a stripped-down version of the aforementioned One-Touch, but if not discounted, it’s still a solid machine for just $200. It’s more malleable than the One-Touch, so you have to stabilize the handle as you screw it into place. Van Camp points out that the milk is a little more frothy than he likes.
This is an upgraded version of Cafe Barista. Mr. Coffee’s One-Touch is our top choice for latte and cappuccino makers. WIRED critic Jeffrey Van Camp says it makes the best possible espresso from just about anything – he even tested it with standard Maxwell House coffee and it delivered an acceptable espresso. It doesn’t give you the same rich flavor as the Breville machine, but as you can see below, this machine is more affordable.
This mid-range espresso maker is an upgraded version of De’Longhi’s Stilosa that we recommend in our guide. It has a built-in burr grinder and some presets – the American presets are great.
This version of La Specialista takes up more counter space—a choke, if you will. But it solidifies your foundation for you, and here are some presets as well. Like the version above, there is a built-in burr grinder and separate faucet.
The Breville Barista Express is one of our top picks for high-end espresso machines that include a built-in grinder. It costs money, but it does everything. It includes a burr grinder for the fine and consistent grind you need to make great espresso, paired with the renowned Breville build quality. This machine is built like a tank. The exterior is stainless steel, and the knobs and buttons feel sturdy and durable. It’s like the Cuisinart stand mixer for espresso machines: expensive but built to last.
Sometimes all you need is a plain old automatic coffee maker, and one of our favorites is the Hamilton Beach 2-Way. It’s a standard drip coffee maker, but also includes an auxiliary spout for brewing a cup of coffee (it even fits most travel mugs, so you can leave yours there the night before work). It’s priced very well and brews great coffee. No bells and whistles here.
If you’re looking for a reliable daily driver for brewing standard coffee, Cuisinart’s programmable coffee maker is another great option. The automatic function worked well and was super easy to set up the night before. One of my favorite things about a drip coffee maker like this is that it fills your house with the smell of freshly brewed coffee. An automatic timer means you’ll be woken up by that smell every morning.
While not technically an espresso machine, as it doesn’t create up to 15 bar of pressure during brewing, Bialetti’s moka pot can brew a cup of espresso that rivals espresso. Since it’s a stove percolator, it doesn’t require a power source to operate, making it a good choice for camping.
You’ve probably seen these kettles sitting on the countertops of your favorite cafes. Fellow’s Stagg EKG Electric Kettle has a slim gooseneck for precise control when you’re brewing and pouring coffee, but it’s also a great everyday electric kettle that can sit on just about any countertop.
It’s easy to think you’ll never need a handheld milk frother, but let me tell you, it’s a great kitchen appliance. Not only does it whip everyday milk into a creamy foam quickly, it’s also great for whipping cream, mixing cocktails, and more.
Following in the footsteps of its namesake, the Instant Pot Milk Frother is actually a versatile device that can heat, steam, froth or whip your milk to any consistency you can imagine. It’s also a cute little countertop appliance that will sit nicely next to any coffee maker.
Sometimes you need to take coffee with you, and Contigo’s AutoSeal makes it easy to sip one-handed, especially in the car. The button on the side of the lid shows the opening, but you can also lock the button to prevent it from opening.
The Ember mug has a battery to keep your coffee always warm. They are controlled through the Ember app, where you can set the desired temperature from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature reaches the right temperature, the LED light will indicate and it will stay in this state for 80 minutes. The 10-ounce version is $110 off ($20 off), and that version has 10 minutes more battery life.
The Skerton Pro is our favorite hand grinder. You’ll get ground beans in no time, with a consistent, fine grind. Not the best for French press brews, though (see carol below). WIRED senior commentator Scott Gilbertson pointed out that the silicone handle kept coming off until he completely discarded it — not necessary anyway.
The Fellow Ode grinds beans coarse enough for a French press, pour or drip, and it’s the best flat-burr grinder we’ve tried. Flat burr grinders are more consistent and stay clean. They are what most coffee shops use. While they’re usually expensive, like this one, it’s also solid metal and looks beautiful.
This is one of our favorite cold brew brewers. It can make up to 32 ounces of coffee at a time: all you have to do is pour coarse coffee grounds into a small basket, pour some cold water over it, and put the whole grounds in the refrigerator for about 24 hours. A cold brew coffee maker is a lifesaver during a heat wave, especially since you can stock up before the heat really hits.
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The Atlas Coffee Club is on our best coffee subscription list, and for good reason. Not only does a subscription make it easy to keep your home well-stocked with freshly roasted coffee beans, but depending on the option you choose at checkout, you can have a variety of different coffees delivered right to your door. In our opinion, the best way to find the coffee that works best for you is to try many different coffees. Atlas makes this super easy and approachable.
You don’t have to commit to a monthly subscription to try premium beans. Atlas also has a sampling pack that contains four 1.8-ounce bags of ground coffee. Still, if you end up really enjoying them, you can save money in the future by opting for a subscription.