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The Barista is a shortened version of the One-Touch above, but it’s still a solid machine for only $200 when it’s not discounted. It’s more flexible than one-touch, so you’ll have to clamp it in while screwing the coffee filter into place. Van Kamp noticed that the milk was a little more foamy than he would prefer.
This is an upgraded version of Cafe Barista. is Mr. Coffee’s One-Touch is our top pick for latte and cappuccino machines. WIRED reviewer Jeffrey Van Kamp says he pulls as much espresso as he can from just about anything—he’s even tested it with standard Maxwell House coffee and produced acceptable espresso. They don’t give you quite the rich flavor as Breville machines, but as you can see below, this one is more affordable.
This mid-range espresso machine is a step-by-step from De’Longhi’s Stilosa that we recommend in our guide. It has a built-in slit mill and a few presets – the Americano preset is particularly great.
This version from La Specialista takes up more space on the counter—it’s a small piece, if you will. But it messes with your reasons and there are some presets here as well. Like the above version, there is a built-in grinder with a separate water nozzle.
The Breville Barista Express is one of our top picks for advanced espresso machines that include a built-in grinder. She spends, but does everything. It includes a burr grinder for the consistent fine grind you need for great espresso, and pairs with the famous Breville build quality. This machine is built like a tank. The exterior is stainless steel, and all knobs and buttons feel solid and durable. It’s like a Cuisinart Stand Mixer for espresso machines: Expensive but built to last.
Sometimes you just need an old automatic coffee maker, and one of our favorites is the Hamilton Beach 2-Way. It’s the standard drip coffee maker, but it also has a secondary spout for brewing one cup of coffee (it fits most travel mugs, so you can set your cup there the night before work). It’s well made for its price point, and makes good coffee. No bells or whistles here.
The Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker is another good option if you are looking for a powerful daily driver for brewing a standard cup of coffee. The automatic functions work great, making it easy to set up the night before. One of my favorite things about drip coffee makers like this one is the way they fill your home with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. An automatic timer means you’ll wake up to that smell every morning.
While it’s not technically an espresso machine because it doesn’t produce up to 15 bars of pressure during brewing, Bialetti’s Moka Pots make a strong cup of coffee that rivals espresso. Since it is a flat flask, it requires no power to operate, which makes it a good choice for camping.
You’ve likely seen these kettles sitting on the worktop at your favorite coffee shop. The Fellow’s Stagg EKG Electric Kettle features a long, narrow neck for precise control when brewing coffee, but it’s also a great everyday electric kettle and looks great on almost any work surface.
It’s easy to think that you’ll never need a manual milk frother, but let me tell you, it’s a great kitchen gadget to have on hand. Not only can it quickly whisk everyday milk into a creamy foam, it’s also great for whipping cream, mixing cocktails, and more.
In the footsteps of the name itself, the Instant Pot Milk Frother is actually a multifunctional appliance that can heat, steam, froth, or whisk milk to any consistency you can imagine. It’s also a nice little device to have on your worktop and tucks away nicely alongside any coffee machine.
Sometimes you need to take your coffee to go, and Contigo’s AutoSeal system makes it easy to drink with one hand, especially in the car. The button on the side of the lid reveals the opening, but you can also lock this button from opening as well.
Ember mugs contain a battery and keep your coffee warm all the time. Controlled via the Ember app, you can set the temperature you want from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The LED light indicates when the proper temperature has been reached, and it will stay that way for 80 minutes. The 10-ounce version is discounted to $110 ($20 off) and this one has an extra 10 minutes of battery life.
The Skerton Pro is our favorite manual grinder. You’ll get your beans ground quickly and with a fine, consistent grind. It’s not the best option for brewing a French press, though (see Fellow Ode below for that). Scott Gilbertson, senior reviewer at WIRED, notes that the silicone grips constantly fall off until you shake them off completely—it’s not necessary anyway.
Fellow Ode grinds beans coarse enough for French press, pour or drip fermentation and is the best sizzling flat grinder we’ve tried. Flat-blade grinders are more consistent and stay cleaner. It’s what most coffee shops use. Although it’s usually quite expensive, like this one, it’s also a hard metal and it’s very nice to look at.
To prepare the cold drink
This is one of our favorite cold brew makers. It can make up to 32 ounces of coffee at a time: all you have to do is pour the coarse residue into the little basket, pour some cold water over it, and put the whole thing in the fridge for about 24 hours. Cold brew makers are a lifesaver during heat waves, especially since you can store them before the heat actually hits.
Some great beans
Atlas Coffee Club is on our list of best coffee subscriptions, 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 options you choose during checkout, you can have all different coffees shipped straight to your door. In our opinion, the best way to find the best coffee for you is to just try a handful of different coffees. Atlas makes this very easy and accessible.
You don’t have to commit to a monthly subscription to try the great beans. Atlas also has a sample pack containing four 1.8-ounce bags of ground coffee. If you end up really liking it, you’ll save by choosing to subscribe in the future.