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Updated July 13: We’ve added a bunch of new offerings, from machines and grinders to mugs.
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Mr. Coffee’s One-Touch is our top choice for latte and cappuccino machines. WIRED’s director of reviews, Jeffrey Van Camp, says it extracts espresso as well as possible from almost anything—he even tested it with standard Maxwell House coffee and it produced acceptable espresso. But it doesn’t give you the same rich flavor as the Breville machines, but as you can see below, this one is much more affordable.
The Barista is a scaled-down version of the One-Touch above, but it’s still a solid machine for only $200 when it’s not discounted. It’s more plastic than the One-Touch, so you’ll need to secure it while screwing the portafilter into place. Van Kamp noted that the milk was a little frothier than he preferred.
This mid-range espresso machine is a step up from De’Longhi’s Stylos, which we recommend in our guide. It has a built-in sander and a few presets – the Americano preset is particularly great.
This version of La Specialist takes up more counter space – it’s a chonk, if you will. But it ruins the terrain for you, and there are a few presets. Like the version above, there is a built-in sander and a separate water spout.
The Breville Barista Express is one of our top picks for premium espresso machines that include a built-in grinder. It’s worn out, but it does everything. It includes a grinder for the fine, consistent grind you need for great espresso and pairs it with the famous Breville build quality. This machine is built like a tank. The exterior is made of stainless steel, the knobs and buttons are solid and durable. It’s like a Cuisinart stand mixer espresso machine: expensive, but built to last.
Sometimes you just need a plain old automatic coffee maker, and one of our favorites is the Hamilton Beach 2-Way. It’s a standard coffee maker, but it includes a secondary spout for making one cup of coffee (and even fits most travel mugs, so you can put your cup in there the night before work). It is well made for the price, and makes good coffee. There are no bells or whistles here.
Cuisinart’s programmable coffee maker is another good option if you’re looking for a solid everyday starter for making a standard cup of coffee. The automatic features work great, making it easy to set up the night before. One of my favorite things about coffee makers like this is the way they fill your house with the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The automatic timer means you’ll wake up to that scent every morning.
Although not technically an espresso machine, as it does not produce up to 15 bar pressure during brewing, Bialetti’s Moka pots brew a powerful cup of coffee that can be compared to espresso. Since it’s a cooking percolator, it doesn’t need power to operate, making it a good choice for camping.
Chances are you’ve seen these teapots sitting on the counter at your favorite coffee shop. Fellow’s Stagg EKG Electric Kettle has a long, narrow neck for precise control when you’re making pour-over coffee, but it’s also a great everyday electric kettle and looks great on almost any countertop.
It’s easy to think that you’ll never need a handheld milk frother, but let me tell you, it’s a great kitchen tool to have on hand. Not only can it quickly whip everyday milk into a creamy foam, but it’s also great for whipping cream, mixing cocktails and more.
Following in the footsteps of its namesake, the Instant Pot Milk Frother is actually a multi-functional device that can heat, steam, froth or whisk your milk to almost any consistency you can imagine. It’s also a cute little desktop device that fits nicely with any coffee machine.
Sometimes you need to take your coffee on the go, and Contigo’s AutoSeal makes it easy to drink with one hand, especially for the car. A button on the side of the lid reveals the opening, but you can also lock that button from opening.
Ember mugs are controlled via the Ember app, where you can set your desired temperature from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The LED light shows when the appropriate temperature has been reached and it will stay that way for 80 minutes. The 10-ounce version is marked down to $110 ($20 off) and it has an extra 10 minutes of battery life.
The Skerton Pro is our favorite hand sander. You will quickly get ground beans, in a constant, fine grind. However, it is not the best choice for the French press (see Ode to Colleagues below). WIRED senior reviewer Scott Gilbertson noted that the silicone holder kept falling off until he ditched it entirely—no need anyway.
The Fellow Ode grinds beans coarse enough for a French press, pour over, or drip cook, and it’s the best flat grinder we’ve tried. Straight edge grinders are more consistent and stay cleaner. This is what most coffee shops use. Although they are usually quite expensive, such as this one, it is also a solid metal and quite nice to look at.
For Cold Brew
This is one of our favorite cold brewers. It can make up to 32 ounces of coffee at once: All you have to do is pour the coarse grounds into a small basket, pour some cold water over it, and put the whole thing in the fridge for about 24 hours. Cold brew machines are lifesavers during heat waves, especially because you can stock up before the heat really hits.
Some big beans
Atlas Coffee Club is on our list of the best coffee subscriptions, and for good reason. Not only does a subscription make it easy to keep your home well stocked with freshly roasted coffee beans, but depending on which options you choose at checkout, you can get all sorts of different coffees delivered right to your door. In our opinion, the best way to find the best coffee for you is to try a bunch of different coffees. Atlas makes it super easy and affordable.
You don’t have to commit to a monthly subscription to try great beans. Atlas also has a sampler pack with four 1.8 ounce bags of ground coffee. However, if you really like them, you’ll save money by opting for a subscription in the future.