Only the best gadgets and apps to truly up your coffee game and carefully plotted caffeine intake
Bored of your bland instant cup o’Joe? Tired of picking undissolved granules from your teeth post-swig? Sick of forking out six quid every morning on something artisanal and so-strong-it’s-migraine-inducing?
Then step right up, friend, because from this moment onwards your morning nectar will be a thing of pride.
Best espresso coffee machine:
De’Longhi’s traditional pump espresso machine is called the Scultura – Italian for sculpture. And once you’re done admiring its Fifties retro styling atop your kitchen surface, this little conversation piece will trickle out some of the best home-brewed doses of morning rocket fuel this side of Naples.
Grind coffee or pop a pod, fire up, then glug down your taste-bud-tingling, belly-warming hug in a mug. There’s a milk-frother included too, meaning you can rip up Italian tradition and offend the connoisseurs by downing a freshly whipped afternoon cappuccino, with your very own heart-shaped choccy on top. Stencils sold separately. £139.99; currys.co.uk
Best coffee scales:
In your student days it was sachet instants. In your twenties, espresso pods. And now you’ve graduated Barista Big School: your own bean-counting Brewista Smart Scale V2. £79.90; Amazon
Best coffee press:
Best for tea:
You open your eyes: darkness envelops you, a shiver runs down your spine. Yep, your 6am alarm has just gone off. Ease yourself into the day by sticking the iKettle on, via your phone, from your bed. £99.99; firebox.com
After a spiced, dairy-free cup of java? From a dog- friendly cafe? Consult this coffee shop finder, scouring the best indie places for your ideal shot. Free; bestcoffee.guide