5 Coffee Gadgets For An At Home Barista
Sure, you can totally froth your milk by hand, but do you always want to? If the answer is even occasionally “no”, then you need this. This awesome milk frother includes discs for both lattes and cappuccinos. The latte disc produces a silky-smooth milk. The cappuccino one will help you achieve that lovely thick and creamy froth. Added bonus? This thing makes for a killer hot chocolate maker. Any at home barista would be pleased to add this gadget to their coffee related collection. Less time having to perfect your froth making game means you can work more on your froth artistry instead. Because everyone wants a latte with your self-portrait on top, even if they won't admit it.
Okay, so this thing totally looks like something you might find in a chemistry lab. Or something Dr Frankenstein might have lying around. But honestly, it's very cool looking. Comprised of mostly heat resistant glass and stainless steel, this brewer uses an alcohol burner to heat and brew. It may seem like a somewhat dramatic way to make coffee, but users agree that it makes some of the best cups they've ever tasted. Plus, it's Hario, so you know it's got to be good. This awesome gadget would be perfect for the home barista who is willing to experiment, and is always looking for new brewing methods to explore.
Alright, so we know most at home baristas are all about the process. It's about control, and honing your skills and ability to produce the best tasting cup of coffee imaginable. But, this thing is just plain cool. We don't think any coffee lover would be mad if they received this as a gift. Besides, who doesn't love waking up to the smell of coffee?
Lightweight and heat resistant, this glass decanter is a must have. It will totally help you make an exceptional cup of coffee, without costing you an arm or a leg. Those who hate doing dishes by hand will be pleased to know it is dishwasher safe. You can also place it in the microwave. Plus, the clear glass means you can watch your drip like a hawk if you wish.
Any at home barista worth their salt will tell you how important it is to treat your beans well. That means keeping them away from light, heat, moisture, and air. When coffee beans are exposed to open air, they can oxidize. You don't want that. We don't want that. Nobody wants that. Buying whole beans is best when it comes to freshness. While it's good to buy in small quantities to make sure that you are always enjoying the freshest beans possible, you definitely still need a good storage plan. We love these canisters for our bean protection needs. They have zero BPA. They have valves that let out CO2 that the beans produce, without letting in oxygen to harm them. There's even a handy little date wheel that will help you remember when to use your beans by for optimal freshness. Get one for yourself. Get one for a friend. They will appreciate that you're looking out for the well being of their beans.