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Food It's National Coffee Day! Here's what you need for the perfect cup

20:55  29 september  2021
20:55  29 september  2021 Source:   today.com

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Every fall, the shorter days, busier work schedules and franticness of back-to-school can make the daily grind feel like a serious struggle. But nothing can turn a painful, sleep-deprived morning around like good cup of coffee. Your mood can be completely transformed by the glorious aroma, comforting warmth — and, not to mention, the happy little buzz.

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Obviously to make the best brew from your kitchen, you should start with high-quality beans and a good grinder. But beyond the basics, there are other accessories that will take your coffee from OK to perfect every time.

Whether you like a lighter-bodied cup or something with the caffeination quotient of rocket fuel, we found the best accessories from reviewers and personal experience to upgrade your coffee experience, so you can make café-quality brew at home.

And what better time to splurge on your at-home set-up than National Coffee Day on Wednesday (or International Coffee Day, which falls on Oct. 1 this year)!

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug 2 (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug 2 (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug 2 $179.95 at Amazon
  • Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug 2 $179.99 at Best Buy

Keep coffee at the perfect temperature throughout your long morning commute or during back-to-back Zoom calls. This mug maintains the exact heat level you prefer for up to three hours, so there’s no need to reheat lukewarm coffee in the microwave. It comes with a charging coaster and can even be paired with an app to preset temperatures and receive notifications.

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  Your Guide to Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee Both styles of java will give you the pick-me-up you need, but there are a few key distinctions between them that you should know before ordering. Here, Michael Phillips, the director of Coffee Culture at Blue Bottle Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster and retailer, breaks down everything you need to know about cold brew vs. iced coffee to help you decide which cup of Joe is best for you and your tastebuds. Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee Beans and Brewing Method In general, there aren't any set-in-stone bean requirements for cold brew or iced coffee, and the type of roast used varies from café to café, says Phillips.

Bialetti Express 6-Cup Moka Pot

Bialetti Express Moka Pot

Bialetti Express Moka Pot (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Bialetti Express Moka Pot (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Bialetti Express Moka Pot $35.76 at Amazon
  • Bialetti Express Moka Pot $34.95 at Sur La Table
  • Bialetti Express Moka Pot $35.99 at Target

For a jolt of caffeinated goodness, try this highly-rated stovetop moka pot. It’s simple to use: You fill the water to the designated level in the lower chamber, put ground coffee in the filter, screw the pieces together, and place it on your stove to boil. The result? Amazing espresso-like coffee. Available in smaller or larger sizes as well.

Hario Coffee Dripper

Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper

Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper, Size 01, White (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper, Size 01, White (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper $19.35 at Amazon
  • Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper $22.95 at Walmart

No shut-eye? No big deal. Try getting your caffeine buzz from pour-over coffee instead of a standard drip machine. This cult-favorite ceramic dripper promises to a make bold, flavorful brew. For best results, users recommend using corresponding Hario filters. Available in two sizes.

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Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle

  It's National Coffee Day! Here's what you need for the perfect cup
  • Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle $169.00 at Amazon
  • Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle $149.00 at Sur La Table
  • Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle $149.95 at Williams Sonoma

For perfectly executed pour-over coffee, this quick-heating gooseneck kettle offers precise temperature control and a pointed spout, which helps with optimal flow rate for the best tasting brew. And it comes in seven sleek colors to complement your kitchen décor.

Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker $12.00 at Amazon
  • Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker $12.00 at Walmart

If you prefer iced coffee to hot, this BPA-free, dishwasher-safe French-press style cold brew maker is not only affordable, it’s easy to clean. It comes with two lids — one for the fridge for overnight, and the other with a plunger to press down the grounds.

Fellow Carter Move Mug

Fellow Carter Move Travel Mug

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Fellow Carter Move Travel Mug (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Fellow Carter Move Travel Mug (Amazon / Amazon)

Fellow Carter Move Travel Mug $27.50 at Amazon

This commuter-friendly coffee mug has a snap-in splash guard, a ceramic interior coating to keep your coffee from tasting gross and metallic-y and it’ll keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours.

Available in seven cool colors.

Upouria Coffee Topping Variety Pack

Upouria Coffee Topping Variety Pack

Upouria Coffee Topping Variety Pack (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Upouria Coffee Topping Variety Pack (Amazon / Amazon)

Upouria Coffee Topping Variety Pack $22.99 at Amazon

Sometimes you need a little extra pick-me-up, and this set will check that box. Add chocolate, cinnamon with brown sugar or French vanilla to your cup with these shakeable toppings. Who knows, you may even feel like you’re sipping a cappuccino at an outdoor café in Paris.

Aerolatte Capuccino Art Stencil Set

Aerolatte Cappuccino Artist

Aerolatte Cappuccino Artist (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Aerolatte Cappuccino Artist (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Aerolatte Cappuccino Artist $15.86 at Amazon
  • Aerolatte Cappuccino Artist $19.99 at Walmart
  • Aerolatte Cappuccino Artist $19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Be your own barista and create a leaf, spiral, heart, star, wink, or snowflake on top of your latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate. Ok, so you admittedly need a little more time on your hands for this, but they sure are pretty. Chocolate, cinnamon or other powdered ingredients not included.

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Trade Coffee Subscription Service

Best Coffee Subscription

Best Coffee Subscription Best Coffee Subscription

Best Coffee Subscription $12.50 at Trade Coffee

Take a brief quiz and you’ll be matched with a curated selection of beans that perfectly fit your preferences. Reviewers love the incredible variety, and that you have more control over choosing the coffees you want than with other services. Prices typically range from $10-$25 per bag.

Airscape Coffee Canister

Airscape Ceramic Coffee and Food Storage Canister

  It's National Coffee Day! Here's what you need for the perfect cup
  • Airscape Ceramic Coffee and Food Storage Canister $29.00 at Amazon
  • Airscape Ceramic Coffee and Food Storage Canister $58.00 at Walmart

Store beans in this 4” airtight container to preserve freshness and flavor. The compact size holds approximately ½ pound of whole bean coffee — and will look great on your countertop. Available in white, black, blue, grey and red.

Zulay Original Milk Frother

Zulay Original Milk Frother

Zulay Original Milk Frother (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Zulay Original Milk Frother (Amazon / Amazon)

Zulay Original Milk Frother $15.99 at Amazon

We have previously mentioned this No. 1 bestseller, but nothing can make your coffee feel fancy quite like frothy foam. This battery-operated frother whips up café-esque lattes, cappuccinos, and hot chocolates in seconds. Reviewers love that it also works well with non-dairy milks. It comes with a stainless steel stand and is available in 40 different colors.

Baratza Burr Coffee Grinder

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (Amazon / Amazon) © Amazon Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder $169.95 at Amazon
  • Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder $169.95 at Crate & Barrel

Any self-respecting coffee snob grinds their own beans. While this model may seem pricey, caffeine connoisseurs love it for a variety of reasons: It offers a variety of fine, medium and coarse grinds; it doesn’t leave a big mess; and it has a small footprint on your counter. Plus, it's expert-recommended.

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