With more people bringing the coffee brewing experience into their homes nowadays, there’s been an influx of coffee accessories in the market. While some of these trendy gadgets are really attractive and tempting to buy, they aren’t particularly useful nor necessary.
The result? A kitchen cupboard filled with unwanted brewing equipment and accessories we never use.
But there are some innovative items that have proven their worth. Here are 6 accessories that aren’t only useful for every coffee drinker, but also transform the way we enjoy our coffee.
Airtight Coffee Bean Canister
A coffee bean’s greatest enemy is oxidation, moisture, heat, and light. We’ve stressed the importance of storing your coffee beans in a vacuum-sealed or airtight container to prevent them from going stale.
One of our favourite airtight containers is the Coffee Gator Stainless Steel Coffee Canister. Its innovative freshness valves release carbon dioxide emitted from the roasted beans while locking out oxygen from entering the container.
Moreover, the calendar wheel that sits on the lid allows you to log the bean’s roasting date so that you won’t be drinking coffee that has passed its shelf life.
Not sure what’s the shelf life of your coffee bean and grounds? Find out here.
Shop for the Coffee Gator Stainless Steel Coffee Canister, from USD28.99.
Portable Coffee Bean Grinder
Besides having fresh coffee beans, grinding them just before brewing will ensure a wholesome and aromatic cup of coffee.
Imagine being able to grind coffee beans in your hotel room or while camping without having to bring along a grinding machine. With the lightweight and slim design of the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill, you can now enjoy a fresh cup anywhere, any time.
What we like about this ceramic mill is the adjustable grind size function. Depending on the brewing equipment used, adjust the knob to select the right grind coarseness. This prevents the common mistake of under or over extracting coffee.
Shop for the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill, from USD38.50.
World’s First Shatterproof Ceramic Reusable Cup
Most of us are familiar with reusable cups made from glass but trust us, this De’Longhi x STTOKE ceramic reusable cup is the real winner. It is not only the world’s first shatterproof ceramic cup but also doubles as a hot and cold drink tumbler.
Thinking of getting a reusable cup? Here’s some things to consider beforehand.
Its impressive double wall stainless steel interior keeps your beverage hot for up to 3 hours and cold for 6 hours. Despite the ceramic and stainless steel finishing, it only weighs 183g which is considerably lighter than a glass reusable cup.
This cup was put together by a team of passionate designers, engineers, and innovators. You can safely say that this ceramic cup is what every coffee drinker needs.
This Acaia Pearl coffee scale is not like any other. It is packed with laboratory-grade scale technology that is sensitive to even the slightest weight change due to evaporation and temperature.
The function that sets this coffee scale apart from the rest is its ability to pair with the Acaia mobile app. The app allows you to record and save data such as the amount of ground used and water weight so that you can continually tweak and perfect your coffee recipe.
Shop for the Acaia Pearl coffee scale, from USD140.
A 100% Natural Descaling Solution
Just like how a good detergent is needed to remove coffee stains from a shirt, a descaler does the same thing for your coffee machine. Although a homemade descaler that uses white vinegar might work, the acid-based solution will corrode the machine’s interior in the long run.
De’Longhi’s EcoDecalk Mini uses 100% natural ingredients and is compatible with all coffee machines. It breaks down all the limescale buildup from mineral deposits, ensuring that your coffee machine functions optimally, giving you a perfect cup of coffee every time.
Moreover, regular descaling can prolong the lifespan of your machine. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to descale correctly.
A Foolproof Coffee Machine
When it comes to buying a coffee machine for your home, look for one that promises smart technology, convenience, and a flawless brew. The De’Longhi Dinamica Plus does the aforementioned and is perfect for those who want a personalised coffee beverage at the touch of a button.
This fully automatic coffee machine has been designed to remember your favourite selection from 12 preset recipes. For a more interactive experience, you can link the machine to the De’Longhi Coffee Link App to create your own recipes from scratch.
From an inbuilt milk frothing unit to a bean hopper, inbuilt coffee bean grinder and more, this machine has everything a coffee drinker needs to make that perfect cup of coffee.