As told by coffee lovers.
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A Chemex for a pour-over method that won’t ever let you down. Say goodbye to sediment and bitterness!
Just pop in a filter with your favorite grinds, pour in your hot water, and enjoy delish fresh coffee.
“The Chemex makes the best coffee.” —jillm409d13553
A reusable, Keurig-compatible filter so you can enjoy instant coffee gratification without the guilt of harming the environment.
“I think anyone with a Keurig has to have a reusable pod. I LOVE my Keurig, but really don't like K-Cups. They are expensive and horrible for the environment. My reusable pod is made from recycled material, is dishwasher-safe, fits the majority of Keurigs, and works wonderfully. It was less than $7. So much cheaper and better for the environment. Double win!” —ktf27
“The refillable K-Cups for Keurig are a game-changer for me. Not only are they great for reducing plastic AND saving money (K-cups are stupid expensive), I seriously believe my coffee tastes fresher. I buy the 40 oz. bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, and I am set for months. I am spending $20 every three months for some pretty great coffee.” —kaylasuazo
An Aeropress that’ll brew 1–3 cups of java in one minute, or espresso in 30 seconds.
Just put a filter in, add your coffee, pour warm water into the coffee, stir, and press. Avoid pressing the last foamy bit to avoid bitterness!
“Definitely my Aeropress. I use it every morning, and even take it on camping trips!” —lesliel4548bd106
“The Areopress is amazing!!” —stephanieg4bf0e67db
A bag of whole bean coffee some people wait for all year long, and now you won’t have to.
“I wait all year for Casi Di Cielo coffee by Starbucks to come out. It lives up to its name and is truly heavenly. It comes out in January (my birthday month) so a $20-ish bag is my bday gift to myself.” —jessicab45bac3e5e
Get it from Amazon for $23.79.
A Dolce Gusto single serve coffee maker —
it just may be better than ~other~ capsule-based coffee makers.
This coffee maker is basically the new best friend of all Nescafe fans – Nescafe sampler pack anyone?
“Dolce Gusto – hotter and better flavor than a Keurig.” —evas11
A Cuisinart coffee maker worthy of investing in – it can grind and brew, and is 24 hour programmable.
“I love my Cuisinart grind and brew coffee pot. It grinds the beans right before brewing, so your coffee is always fresh.” —barriej9
A reusable coffee sock basket filter so you can stop spending money on all those paper filters.
“I got the coffee sock for Christmas and I LOVE mine. I drink 2–3 cups a day, and I used to go through so many filters. The coffee sock is a reusable cotton filter, so I'm saving money (and the planet, I like to think). I was worried my coffee would taste differently because the cotton is thicker than a traditional filter, but my coffee comes out perfect. Plus, no straggling coffee grounds. Ever. Highly recommend this purchase if you regularly drink drip coffee!” —shannac4d5985331
A stovetop espresso maker for anyone who is trying not to spend more than $20 on top-notch coffee methodology.
“A moka. They’re super cheap, easy to use, and make amazing espresso, or full cups of coffee!” —elliel45c6f7c8c
“Not to be dramatic, but my stovetop espresso maker changed my life. They’re popular in various countries and go by a few different names — a moka pot in Italy, a cafetera in Cuba — but whatever you call them, they make a damn good espresso.” —ecmsquared
Get it from Amazon for $15.50 (makes up to 12 oz. of coffee).
A Ninja coffee bar that’ll truly do it all – single cups, lattes, built-in frothing, iced drinks, whole pots, custom brew sizes, speciality brews, and more.
“The Ninja Coffee Bar has changed my coffee game forever. I can make a single cup (no pods necessary!), or a latte that is ALMOST as good as one from the local cafe. It has a milk frother that does a great job. I use coconut milk, and the foam is perfect.” –starf
“The Ninja coffee maker is fire – can brew hot and iced coffee. What more do you need?” –Corbett Smith, Facebook
A bag of fair-trade, whole bean dark roast to give you the jumpstart you need in the morning.
“Kicking Horse Coffee is the queen of coffee. It’s made in Invermere, BC, and is available all over Canada. All their coffee is fair-trade, they treat their employees super well, and they support a lot of local organizations and events. Also, it’s just SO GOOD.” —starf
A temperature-variable electric kettle for anyone who has ever asked a barista for coffee at a specific temp. Take that power into your own hands.
This stainless-steel kettle is cordless, and rotates 360º so you can lift it off the base with ease. Gooseneck spouts give you a more accurate pour, so you can properly saturate those coffee grounds ☕️. Just set your preferred temp on the digital base, and you're good to go.
“A temperature-variable electric kettle, so you can be sure your coffee isn’t burnt (coffee water should be below boiling point). Also a good coffee grinder with multiple grind settings – ground coffee is only fresh for 24 hours maximum. Perfect, fresh, coffee every morning.” —gretcheno3
Get it from Amazon for $49.99.
A Breville coffee maker and grinder with eight strength settings, programmable auto-start, and LCD screen so you can stay in control of all of the brewing magic.
“Breville Grind Control coffee maker. Grinds the beans fresh for every pot or cup, and has a ton of other amazing features. It's pricey, but I'm obsessed with mine. Highly recommend.” —christinak4c924587c
A classic glass French press sure to please French press fans, and people who have never tried pressed coffee (spoiler: you’ve been lied to your whole life, the most delish coffee is French press coffee).
“French press for sure! I make a press every morning! I also make cold brew in my press. Instead of using hot water I just add the grounds (ground the same as you would for a hot press) and cold water, let it sit overnight in the fridge, and press it the next day. Super simple and no filter mess involved!” —morganr4a498f7fd
“A French press, which allows the full flavor of coffee to come through without the oil from the beans getting trapped in a paper filter.” –gretcheno3
Get it from Amazon for $25.98 (eight cup).
A bag of ground coffee from the Dominican Republic you should definitely brew up in your new French press.
“Cafe Santo Domingo is the coffee of the Dominican Republic and nothing else compares to it. I buy it on Amazon. It’s not cheap but it is so worth it. A cup of this brewed in a French Press is what coffee is about.” —PHM8
A Kalita Wave personal dripper you’ll fall in love with – it’s portable, durable, cute, and possibly the most elegant way to make a single cup of coffee.
“A Kalita Wave, a good gooseneck kettle, and a consistent scale! Kalita makes one of the most forgiving pour-over methods. The stainless-steel, 155 size version is durable, portable, and perfect for at-home third wave coffee magic.”
Get it from Amazon for $23.23.
And a weighted pour-over kettle for anyone who worries about watery pour-overs, or for the person who just spills hot water all over the place with ~regular~ kettles (me).
“The Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle is the best for making pour-overs. The handle is weighted, so you don’t have to worry about pouring too much water and the pour-over turning out watery. It comes with a thermometer that tells you when your water is heated to the perfect temperature. It’s also just beautiful, and it looks great kept on the stovetop. —alliealtman
A Barista Brain nine-cup coffee maker with insulating and brewing capabilities you shall fawn over (without taking up too much counter space).
“Oxo Barista Brain coffee pot. Catches eyes sitting on the counter – looks like a science experiment of java love. It heats the water before brewing to pull the most flavor from the bean, has the perfect brew time, insulates instead of using a burner so the coffee doesn't go bitter, and can simultaneously do tea. Every time a new friend comes by it's always asked about, and I'm excited to tell them.” —flicka
A pack of 12 cold brew bags to make yummy, highly caffeinated cold brew at home.
“Grady’s Cold Brew bean bags. They make the best cold brew ever!”
A Contigo mug featuring an auto-seal lid so you can safely sip with the press of a button.
“Contigo's West Loop mugs keep coffee nice and hot all morning long.” –Leenette Wells, Facebook
Get it from Amazon for $11.17+ (available in two sizes, 17 colors).
A Mr. Coffee brewer for anyone who is overwhelmed by all coffee products out there, and just wants a familiar, inexpensive option (also me – Mr. Coffee got me through grad school).
“Um, a coffee maker. Mr. Coffee – $20 at Target.” –Kimberley Czupil, Facebook
Get it from Target for $17.
An Ember coffee mug that’ll keep java nice and warm, so the perfect cuppa will last and last.
*Sips coffee extra slowly.*
“My ember coffee mug, I know it’s expensive but I got it as a gift, and honestly it’s been one of my favorite gifts ever. Keeps your coffee (or tea, or any hot liquid) at your perfect desired temperature. So no more making coffee, getting distracted, and coming back to a cold cup. Totally worth every penny —jenniferl4e70d21db
Get it from Amazon for $79.95.
A blend of Nescafé instant coffee as strong as it is tasty, to fully and quickly indulge your tastebuds.
“My absolute favorite can't live without instant coffee is Nescafé Azera Espresso! You can't get it in the States.” —laurenirenew
Get it from Amazon for $12.89 (60g).
And an extra large moka pot you can depend on for strong, delish coffee when all other products have failed you.
“My husband and I have a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, so you can take our coffee advice seriously. We have been through it all, French press, Chemex, you name it. We have a Bialetti for espresso, and one day decided to use it to make a regular cup of coffee. Welp. That’s it. It makes the best, strong, tasty coffee. I ended up buying the biggest one they make; which is enough for one large cup for each of us. We also use medium roast coffees. Dark roasts can be tasty, but actually contain the least caffeine, which isn’t cool with me.” —lydiamargaretd
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