There are so many coffee accessories, gadgets, and gizmos out there, it can be difficult to know what you really need to make super-delicious coffee at home. Like… do I really need four types of coffee filters, three different brewers, and six specialized storage containers?
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed when trying to decide what you should add to your collection (or give to a special coffee lover in your life), read ahead!
We have created a list of 16 hugely useful items to build a well-rounded home set-up and get you inspired to brew great coffee.
- How to get a burr coffee grinder for FREE
- An amazing pour-over accessory that almost nobody knows about
- Barista-approved ceramic cups that’ll make your kitchen feel like a cafe
- Plus 13 more coffee accessory ideas!
Let’s get into the list!
Tools for Making Better Coffee
Price: $39 or free
An excellent grinder is one of the cornerstone elements of a home coffee set-up. Many coffee pros even say that a reliable grinder is the most important piece of coffee gear you can have.
The #1 rated JavaPresse Grinder is built with ceramic conical burrs, which provides 15 settings that’ll work for any coffee maker. This slim manual grinder is both portable and light, so if you need a grinder that’ll help you brew your favorite coffee on the go, it’s second to none.
🙌 And wonderful news! We are currently giving it away for FREE when you try our Signature Coffee Trio ($43 value). So you’ll have plenty to drink and grind over.
This pour-over coffee accessory, the Melodrip, is an underground favorite. It’s been gaining steam for years, primarily among the most niche coffee lovers.
The simple, small tool creates a ‘shower’ effect when put together with a pour-over coffee dripper and kettle. This helps achieve an even and controlled pour, which helps result in a great tasting brew—a deceptively simple fix to the common problem of pour-over inconsistency and frustration.
This item is a perfect add-on for both manual pour over enthusiasts and curious novices. Many previously reviewers have found themselves transitioning from ‘wanting’ to ‘needing’ the Melodrip to keep their extractions consistent. The handheld accessory comes with one stirring stick.
Just like you need to let a quality red wine “breathe” when you first open the bottle, pour-over coffee’s complex flavors emerge as it cools. The Kinto Coffee Server lets you swirl and capture all the aromas through its geometric shape.
It’s an ideal coffee accessory for both brewing and serving filter coffee and tea. It’s also microwave and dishwasher safe, which is handy.
If you’ve ever tried your hand at pulling a couple of espresso shots, you might have noticed that it can be quite tricky to achieve a level and compact tamp. Enter the Decent Espresso Tamper. What is most visually striking about this modern espresso tamper is the spring between the handle and tamper base.
This spring calibrated pressure mechanism makes this an innovative tool to create both an even and compact coffee puck, achieving a perfect tamp every time. A great addition to any espresso enthusiast’s collection who is looking to achieve an even extraction.
A sealable coffee canister is essential for anyone looking to keep their precious coffee fresh and flavorful. And we’re guessing that’s everyone who drinks coffee. It keeps strong smells and oxygen away from the beans, which preserves their fresh flavors for longer.
Attached to the top of the Coffee Gator canister is an ingenious calendar wheel. You can spin the wheel to the date of when the coffee bag was first purchased or the expiry date of the roasted beans, conveniently reminding you of the age of the beans.
This model can hold up to 260 grams of whole coffee beans, but there is a range of larger capacities and colors.
A coffee scale? Yes! A scale is one of the most important parts of a coffee brew kit. Similar to the art of baking, keeping an eye on your ratios lets you have a deeper understanding of how your coffee is brewing and lets you easily recreate that recipe.
No more guessing much coffee you’re supposed to use. Now you can measure it exactly, every time, without confusion or gut feeling—better coffee every time!
The minimalist Acaia Lunar scale is a truly precise scale and is built for busy cafes. It’s ideal for espresso and smaller filter brews, coming with six different built-in modes to streamline your experience from bean to cup.
One of the most essential accessories in any coffee stash is a classic pour-over dripper. It’s meditative, brews a smooth cup, and is fairly straightforward—no wonder it’s a world-favorite way of making coffee!
The JavaPress Pour Over Coffee Dripper is crafted with a stainless steel mesh filter which allows you to brew without creating paper waste. So it’s good for the environment! The style of brewing achieves a coffee with a more delicate body and light flavor.
Another benefit of the steel design is that, if you drop it, you won’t have to worry about it smashing into a hundred pieces while you’re in the middle of pre-coffee grogginess.
Kettles, Pots, and Jugs…Oh My!
Patience makes the heart grow fonder. And the cold brew stronger.
Cold-brew is a very slowly extracted filter coffee done with cold water. These brews can take up to 24 hours. Since 1964, Toddy has been the standard for cold brew in the coffee industry, and their Cold Brew System is easy to understand and use.
The Toddy is ideal for those looking to...
- Experiment with different methods of coffee brewing
- Enjoy a stronger and more heavy or textured filter coffee
- Get a big caffeine and flavor hit
- Looking to cut down on electricity use
Latte art is one of those fleeting creative outlets (that lovely tulip design definitely won’t last long once it is poured), but it’s a bunch of fun to practice. And ideal tools can elevate an artist to their full pouring potential.
The comfortable handle and curved spout of the Rhino Stealth Milk Pitcher keeps you in control of your carefully textured milk, translating your artistic idea to the silky smooth drink surface.
The AeroPress is possibly the most-beloved modern coffee brewer around the world, thanks to its nearly indestructible design, simple brewing process, and delicious coffee. It’s a versatile and easy gift for any family and friend, whatever the age and experience with coffee. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to travel with.
The Aeropress combines the preparation styles of both a french press and an espresso machine, resulting in a unique but very enjoyable morning pick-me-up. And it has a huge global fan base! If you search online for Aeropress recipes, it will be a new day before you resurface—there are a lot of recipes!
Fellow’s Stagg Pour-Over Kettle has likely flashed up on your social media before, and for justified reasons. Its overall design is sleek and modern, and the elongated gooseneck spout lets you pour with barista-like control. Great for those home coffee lovers who enjoy brewing pour-over coffee and looking great doing it.
Other features of the Fellow Stagg Kettle include:
- A counterbalanced handle to encourage a paced pour
- An easy to read brew-range thermometer of 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit
- A variety of colors and finishes
- Electric, gas, and induction safe
It’s no wonder this kettle is quickly becoming an industry-favorite.
Miscellaneous Gifts For Every Coffee Lover
It’s always nice to break out the good cups when guests are around, but these straight bottomed cups by Loveramics will never end up at the back of the cupboard.
With a nice weight to them, a brightly colored porcelain body, and a curved, comfortable handle, you can’t help reaching for them every time you grab a hot drink from the kitchen. Perfect for those naked espressos, milky cappuccinos, and elegant pour-overs.
While not everyone adds a splash of milk and a dash of sugar to their afternoon caffeine dose, there definitely are many who love to! And why not make it stylish?
This Nicola porcelain set of milk and sugar come in three matte color options with cork stoppers. Classy.
Price: $26.72 for 1kg
Coffee is tasty, but wow… it can also leave a mess!
Every great cafe owner will tell you that fantastic equipment is an important part of the brewing process, but so is keeping everything clean!
Targeted cleaning agents such as the Cafetto Organic Espresso Machine Cleaner effectively breaks down those stubborn stains and oils left behind by your favorite espresso extractions and extends the life of your precious espresso machine.
Trust us. It’s pretty wild how well it works (and you’ll be surprised at how dirty your coffee gear has gotten over the years!).
Price: $6.95 for 8 cloths
So remember how I said that keeping your coffee station clean is as important as your equipment? Here is my second cleaning necessity; long-lasting and quick-drying Aidea microfiger cloths.
Microfiber cloths are more effective than other cleaning fabrics because of the fine threads which can pick up the most minuscule of messes. The cloths come in a few colors so you can keep track of which cloth you’re using for which function (such as cleaning an espresso drip tray, wiping around your pour-over set up, or cleaning the residue milk off your steam wand).
Whether you are new to the topic of coffee, or a seasoned cup-of-joe aficionado, one thing is always true: there’s always more to learn about coffee!
Coffee Obsession is dense with coffee expertise. From coffee’s origins and producing countries to a lexicon of styles and techniques and how they all influence what results in your mug.
This book also has over 1,000 different recipes to try out at home. Yes. One thousand! You will find yourself taking it off the bookshelf over and over again!
In The End, The Magic Is In The Coffee Beans
All of these coffee accessories are professional-approved. They can elevate your coffee game, and they’d all make great gifts for coffee lovers in your life.
However, whatever gear you acquire to make your brewing experience easier and more fun, the most important part is always high-quality, fresh coffee beans.
The magic’s in the beans!
That’s why we created the JavaPresse Coffee Club, a monthly subscription of hyper-fresh and super-delish coffee beans from around the world.
We ship our coffee within 2 hours of roasting, so when it arrives on your doorstep, it’s at peak freshness and flavor (compared to grocery store coffee that’s weeks or months old).