Coffee Gear

It's easy to pick up a new piece of coffee gear, only to find something better shortly thereafter. So, I've pulled together a list of the best coffee gear on the market so you can view it in one spot. Check it out!

Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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When you find something enjoyable, it’s normal to buy all of the related accessories that will enhance your experience. For coffee lovers, it doesn’t take long to amass a collection of practical coffee gear … or at least a wishlist of items so you can space out your purchases.

I started this drool-worthy coffee gear page to help everyone know what’s out there. And I’ll admit, it also gives me a place to talk more about all of the tools and gadgets I love!

Coffee Gear Overview

Whether you’ve recently upgraded your coffee maker or just purchased a shiny new super automatic espresso machine, you’ve probably quickly realized that a few accessories are absolutely necessary. After all, the goal of coffee, in the first place, is to make our lives better.

So, why not pick up some functional coffee gear to sweeten the deal!?!

Let’s take a look at some possibilities.

Coffee Canisters

Airscape Canisters on Kitchen Counter

Those of you who know me know that I’m always emphasizing the importance of using high-quality coffee beans and grinding them right before brewing. This is, by far, the number one way to improve the quality of what’s in your coffee cup.

The challenge, of course, is how to store coffee beans in a way that will prevent degradation. For this reason, I’ve written a few articles that will help you decide which coffee canisters to go with.

My article on choosing the best coffee storage container compares 15 different coffee canisters. In it, I take a look at plastic, ceramic and stainless steel storage containers. I also venture into the world of decorative farmhouse canisters that are both attractive and practical.

In my Airscape Coffee Canister Review 2024 I do a deep dive with Airscape, which I hold to be among the best brands.

Coffee Scales

Fellow Scale Display with Beans

I consider a coffee scale to be an essential part of any coffee setup. Whether you’re preparing espresso or pour-over, a scale will help you achieve exceptional levels of consistency.

In my guide to the best coffee scales I offer practical advice about what to look for in a coffee scale, as well as quick reviews of my favorite models.

Using a coffee scale is super easy, so don’t be intimidated if you’ve never dabbled before. You can learn the ropes in minutes and it’ll seriously improve your coffee game.

Coffee Scoops

I know I just bigged up coffee scales, but I understand lots of folks prefer rocking it old school in the morning. Plus, you might not want to throw your precious Fellow Precision Scale in your backpack when you’re out on the road.

That’s why I put together a guide to the best coffee scoops out there. Trust me when I tell you that not all coffee scoops are created equal! So, ditch the plastic thing that’s been taking up space in your cutlery drawer and consider upgrading to something with more style.

Coffee Grinders

OXO Coffee Grinder Adding Beans

Another important aspect of the coffee brewing process is selecting a grinder that matches your brewing method or methods. Many models are well suited for the coarse grind size required for French press coffee, but can’t manage a consistently fine grind for espresso. The inverse is also true at times. And finding an affordable all-rounder can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.

If you check out my burr coffee grinder guide 2024, I go into great depth about both manual and electric grinders. Ten different options are rated and evaluated on the page.

There, you’ll also find links to specific reviews such as the manual Comandante grinder or electric Baratza Encore. I talk about the pros and cons of various options. It’s a great coffee gear resource page!

Coffee Filters

Fellow Ode Gen 2 Grinds in Filter

Pour-over and drip coffee maker fans are always interested in options for coffee filters, which makes sense since they use them every single day! So, I’ve put together a thorough coffee filter guide that explores the options for a variety of brewing methods. Chemex, Hario, Kalita Wave … you name it! There’s a lot of helpful info waiting for you there.

In wanting to challenge the coffee drinking world to be more environmentally friendly, my post of the Top 5 Reusable K Cups presents several options that will help reduce single use plastic waste. Because let’s face it, folks – we’ve only got one planet!

Gooseneck Water Kettles

Manual brewing aficionados will be interested to check out my guide to the best gooseneck kettles. Go ahead and take a gander to find out why the gooseneck reigns supreme.

The information there will give you all the ammo you’ll need to convince your partner that spending another hundred bucks this week really makes sense. Wink! Wink!

In reality though, the article is a survey of eight different kettles, ranging from sophisticated electric appliances to simple and elegant stovetop classics. I also go into detail about the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Coffee Mugs

Breville Barista Express Cappuccino Espresso

Our love of coffee doesn’t stop when we cross the threshold of our homes. So, I did some research and came up with the 10 Best Insulated Coffee Mugs. The article looks at some of the top coffee gear for taking your cup of joe on the go.

As promised, I’ve just posted a list of the 8 best demitasse cups for espresso as well. I go into detail about which size, shape and materials make the best espresso cups. There’s also a variety of individual cups and sets for your consideration.

I didn’t stop there, though! In an effort to be as thorough as possible I’ve also written guides to the best latte cups and the best glass coffee mugs on the market. Heck, I’ve even just completed a rundown of the best cappuccino cups in 2024. Just be careful – you’re going to want them all!

Espresso Accessories

In case you hadn’t noticed, we take espresso very seriously here at Coffeeness. As well as reviewing espresso machines and testing out the best coffee beans for espresso, I’ve made sure to write articles on the best tools for improving your experience.

You’ll find a guide to the best espresso tampers as well as one for the best espresso knock box. In fact, I’ve even listed my favorite espresso tamping mats so you won’t damage your countertops!

Finally, I’ve just completed a guide to what I consider to be the most essential espresso accessories. (link needed) OK, so some of the stuff you’ll find in there is only essential for complete espresso nerds. However, if you’re committed to becoming the best home barista on your block, I’ve listed everything you’ll need to make the perfect espresso.

Milk Frothers

Milchschaum Temperatur

For those of you that want sumptuous milk foam without having to invest in an espresso machine, a milk frother is a must-buy. And having recently updated my milk frother guide I can tell you there are dozens of great options available.

Turns out you can spend a substantial amount of money on a fancy electric model or just a few dollars on a battery-operated device. Either way, you can get great results from a milk frother, and you won’t have to sacrifice much space in your kitchen.

Incidentally, if you’d rather go the DIY route, check out my article on how to steam milk at home. I’ve included some ingenious hacks for creating frothed milk by utilizing stuff you’ll already have in your kitchen.

Portable Coffee Makers

If you’re anything like me you simply won’t accept substandard coffee when you’re traveling. Whether you’re camping in the wilderness or staying in a dodgy hotel, there are no excuses for using instant coffee or drinking junk from capsules.

Seriously, just make sure you’ve got a bag of good coffee beans in your backpack as well as a manual coffee grinder and a way to brew!

If I’ve made it sound easy it’s because it is! Check out my guide to the best camping coffee makers if you need further proof. Alternatively, head on over to my article on the best portable espresso makers. Trust me, you can have cafe-quality espresso in a jiffy with any of the options on my list.

Cleaning and Descaling

Descaler and Citric Acid Cleaner

This is a topic the people wish I’d shut up about, but I can’t … hygiene is just too important to overlook! My post on cleaning and descaling products is updated and in full effect. The idea here is to provide you with the best information about coffee gear that will help you keep your espresso machine or drip coffee maker in optimal working condition.

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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