It’s time to take your coffee to the next level with these handy coffee gadgets and accessories. Whether you’re an espresso aficionado or a filter fan, these coffee extras will give your classic brew a barista-style boost.
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Best coffee gadgets and accessories to buy in 2022
Grind One coffee pod machine
Cult coffee brand Grind have teamed up with Swedish experts Sjöstrand to create its Grind One machine, a sleekly paired-back gadget compatible with Nespresso pods, that’s as graceful as it is industrial. Three rails around its top means there’s a practical espresso cup warmer to take advantage of; an unusual feature for a coffee pod machine.
Ember Mug, temperature control smart mug
Take your coffee high-tech with this smart mug from Ember. It allows you to set the exact temperature you desire, so your coffee is never too hot or too cold – also good if you like delicate herbal or green teas. The mug keeps the drink at your chosen temperature for one-and-a-half hours, so you don’t have to gulp it quickly. It’s all linked up to an app where you can set the temperatures for different brews and be notified when a drink is ready. There are two sizes, various colours to choose from and even a travel version for £180.
Pour-over coffee maker
Forget messy and wasteful coffee filter papers and invest in this Bodum model with a permanent filter. It’s made from stainless steel, so it won’t trap flavours or essential oils while allowing the coffee to evenly drip into the glass carafe below. The cork grip makes it safe to pour your finished cup, and as a bonus the carafe is dishwasher-safe.
Wacaco Minipresso espresso maker
An espresso maker that fits in a handbag, this is a very handy gadget that means you don’t need to compromise on the quality of your coffee even when on the go. This manual 5-part maker produces a seriously good single espresso. Read our full review of the Wacaco minipresso.
SMEG ECF01 espresso machine
Unmistakably SMEG in its design, this espresso machine is deceptively simple. Behind its trio of buttons lies the option to tailor everything from coffee quantity and automatic shut-off timings to the water temperature. Its milk steamer wand is also incredibly efficient. Read our full SMEG ECF01 espresso machine review.
Gaggia Magenta Plus bean-to-cup coffee machine
The Gaggia Magenta is an elegant, statement machine complete with a professional milk steamer wand and 250g bean hopper capacity. Within its espresso function, the coffee temperature, quantity and grind-sizes are all adjustable. It also arrives with a 500g bag of Gaggia Intenso coffee beans which is a nice touch to get you started. Read our full Gaggia Magenta Plus review.
Bodum travel mug
If you’re looking to upgrade from your current thermos, Bodum’s practical travel mug is a quality pick for all varieties of portable coffee. Made of high-quality stainless steel, plastic, rubber and silicone, it features an insulated double wall system and an exterior which stays cool when the contents is piping hot.
Stojo collapsible pocket cup
This coral pink reusable coffee cup with lid and heat sleeve collapses into a leak-proof disk so you can throw it straight into your bag. It’s light and very compact.
Lavazza A Modo Mio MilkEasy milk frother
Lavazza’s ‘MilkEasy’ is one of the easier, more efficient electric frothers on the market. Simply fill with milk up to one of the markings (you can heat up to 180ml or froth 120ml), press the button once for hot froth, twice for hot milk or thrice for cold froth for iced coffees or lattes. Read our guide to the best milk frothers to buy.
Barista & Co. coffee scoop
Measure the perfect cup of coffee in style with this sleek scoop. The deep sides and cleverly tapered edge of the spoon make it simple and comfortable to use. It also has measuring marks for the most accurately formulated brew.
Aeropress Brew Bundle
The AeroPress carefully brews coffee direct into a mug, and along with this the bundle contains the filter papers you need, a bag of single origin Colombian coffee (choose whole bean or medium ground, ready for the AeroPress) as well as a handy tote bag. Read coffee expert Celeste Wong's guide to perfecting AeroPress coffee at home here.
48 Pod Symple Stuff
This stylish brass holder in a fun cactus design holds up to 48 pods, perfect for those who frequently use coffee pod machines. We like it in gold but you can also choose from copper and black.
40-pod rotating Nespresso coffee storage
- Available from Wayfair (£16.99)
If you’re an avid user of your Nespresso or other coffee pod machine, you’ll appreciate this chic rotating coffee pod stand. It clears your counter and makes a colourful statement.
Zoku iced coffee maker
When a heatwave hits, a cooling cup is just the thing. This clever iced coffee-maker chills a hot coffee in 5-10 minutes without the need for adding ice, so no more watery brews. The stainless steel mug needs to be frozen overnight, then you slide it into the insulated sleeve (multiple colours are available), pour in your coffee and leave for 5-10 mins to chill. The travel mug and straw mean it’s great for on the go – perhaps, a drink in the park when the sun is out.
1.2-litre vacuum canister
Keep coffee beans fresh with this vacuum canister. An improvement on a standard storage jar, the vacuum seal removes oxygen and prevents oxidisation, so your coffee beans don’t lose their delicate flavour or aroma. While coffee is always best freshly ground, if you grind too much this is handy to prevent it going stale.
Bialetti milk froth pitcher
Despite many coffee machines having a milk steaming wand, not all provide a milk steaming jug. This simply designed vessel will make frothing milk much easier, with a professional drip spout for carefully pouring foam – perfect if you’re attempting some delicate latte art.
Want to learn more about becoming an expert at-home barista? Read our guides here:
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Celeste Wong's guide on how to make iced coffee
Celeste Wong's best moka pots
Celeste Wong's best coffee grinders
Celeste Wong's best gooseneck kettles to try
Celeste Wong's best decaf coffee to try
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