Everyone loves the taste of craft coffee, but no one likes to shell out $ 6 every time they want a cold brew or perfectly frothy latte. Even though buying coffee is a weekly treat (at most), those expenses add up – at the end of the month, you’re looking at almost $ 25 worth of coffee you could have brewed at home for much less.
And, according to Pinterest, people seem to get this idea. Searches for “home iced coffee recipes” increased 3,595% year over year and searches for “home coffee bar” increased 647% year over year . So if you’re looking to ditch the drive-thru and improve your home coffee experience, you’re in luck.
Pinterest fashion designer and culinary designer Peter Som, who has nearly three million Pinterest followers, stopped by Hoda & Jenna to share everything you need to elevate your home coffee experience. From expert-approved coffee grinders to the beans you’ll need to brew a brew, Som has the finds that will make you feel like a barista in your own home.
How to make coffee at home
Beans and infusion
Letterfolk Cafe Passport Journal
While not a must, a journal can be helpful in setting up your cafe. Use it to keep track of what you like and dislike, and any recipes that pique your interest.
Philz Cold Brew in a Box
San Francisco-based Philz Coffee ships their cold chocolate infusion right to your door, which means all the effort required is pouring it into your mug. One box contains 16 cups, which means you’re spending less than $ 3 a day for a 14-day supply.
Wandering Bear Cold Brew Coffee on Tap
Wandering Bear’s cold brew is smooth and can be enjoyed straight from the tap. According to the brand, it contains three times more caffeine than a regular cup of coffee.
Counter Culture Coffee Big Trouble medium roast
If you prefer to brew your own beer from scratch, these medium roast beans have a nutty flavor profile, with hints of caramel.
Coffee grinders and scales
Krups electric coffee and spice grinder
According to Som, grinding your beans right before brewing gives the best flavor. If you’re just starting to grind your own beans, Som says this Krups grinder is a great gadget to start with. The design is simple and it won’t break the bank.
Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
Experts we spoke to earlier this year recommended burr mills over blade mills because they produce more consistent results. Som finds this one easy to use and pointed out that it can grind eight ounces of grain into 40 distinct consistencies.
Apexstone coffee scale
The perfect cup of coffee starts with the scale. This one from Apexstone provides precise measurements and even has a built-in timer to help produce a consistent brew.
Storage and preparation of iced coffee
Takeya patented luxury cold brew coffee maker
This best-selling cold beer maker is what a Shop TODAY editor considered the best part of his morning routine. It can hold a liter of iced coffee, so you can brew a batch on Monday and enjoy it until Friday.
Osaka Glass Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Som also recommends using this glass carafe if you just want to brew a batch and keep it in the fridge all week.
Pop & Bottle Bio Cold Brew Coffee Almond Milk
With the convenience of take-out coffee with no waiting time, this cold brew from Pop & Bottle is made with fair trade coffee, a little almond milk and is sweetened with dates.
Williams Sonoma Perfect Cube Tray with Lid
These silicone trays can make the perfect ice cubes for any cold drink, but the containers themselves might impress you more than the cubes. Since they’re made from silicone, it’s easy to squeeze ice out when you need it, but the lids that prevent water from spilling or ice from falling seal the deal. Pro tip: Fill the cold brew trays and freeze them to keep your coffee from getting watered down.
Ouddy ice cube trays (set of 2)
You can brand a set of trays for just $ 6 and reuse them to create perfectly proportioned ice cubes.
Gourmet Aromas Café Monin Collection
Add flavor to your coffee with this assorted flavor pack from Monin. It includes caramel, amaretto, French hazelnut, Irish cream and vanilla syrups.
How to make coffee at home
Espro Stainless Steel Travel French Press
If you prefer a more sophisticated sip, French press coffee is the way to go. This method takes a bit longer, but the result – a sturdy cup that isn’t bitter – is well worth it. Because this version of Espro is insulated, you can take it anywhere and keep your coffee hot for hours.
Chemex overflow glass coffee maker
While this method is more like a setup you would see in a chemistry lab rather than a cafe, using a Chemex to brew your coffee results in a cleaner brew, as the filters pull out the sediment that make the coffee bitter. This carafe can also be covered, refrigerated and reheated without compromising the integrity of the beverage.
De’Longhi EC680M Espresso Machine
If you buy espresso drinks most often, an espresso machine is an investment that will pay off in the long run. This De’Longhi machine can do a single or double stroke, is easy to clean, and even has a manual frother.
Breville Le Bambino
The Bambino’s narrow design means that it won’t take up too much space on your kitchen counter, but still has enough room to perform all the functions you would need. It can brew up to two shots at a time, has electronic temperature control, a steam wand for frothing milk and a hot water outlet.
How to froth milk and which milks to use
Zulay original milk frother
Amazon’s best-selling kitchen appliance, this affordable hand-held frother can be used for more than just whipping milk to perfection; it can be used with matcha, eggs, protein powder, and virtually any other ingredient in your cooking.
Secura Electric Milk Frother
If you don’t have time to froth your milk, this gadget will do it for you. Just plug it in, press the button for the temperature of your drink, then pour.
Califia Farms Barista Oat Milk Blend
Plant-based milks are a great way to try and add different flavors and consistencies to your coffee. Oat milk is a tasty option to consider.
Original Milk Pistachio Blend Task
Nutty, sweet and full of flavor, pistachio milk is another milk that is making its way into the market. It foams easily and is low in calories and sugar.
Forager Unsweetened Creamy Cashew Milk
Cashew milk has a creamy texture that will make delicious lattes and espresso. This Forager blend is made from four simple ingredients: cashew milk (which is filtered water and cashews), vanilla extract, fenugreek, konjac, and sea salt.
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