Coffee is a serious subject. No longer just a question of pouring your morning cup from the coffee maker in the office, every caffeine addict now has their own highly personal set of preferences. Huge advances in technology have allowed for some seriously cool gadgets to elevate the coffee-drinking process to amazing new levels. We’ve rounded up the best smart coffee gadgets designed to make your cup of joe even more special.
Up there among the most innovative coffee making machines, this Hamilton Beach model works with Alexa, meaning you can wake up, say “Alexa, coffee” and know that your morning cup is brewing away in the kitchen. You can also control this coffee maker via an app, getting it to start brewing, change the brew strength and even program in a daily routine to set it off as soon as you wake up without even having to pick up your phone.
The iKettle is an ingenious gadget that connects to its own Smarter app and can be controlled via Alexa and the Google Assistant. You can customize the settings to sync it with your daily routine, adjust the boiling temperature, monitor how much water is inside and even set alarms. This kettle is designed to make brewing your perfect cup of coffee as accurate and consistent as possible.
Chemex is an old-school but highly effective pour-over coffee maker. Its special paper filters make for a fantastic cup of coffee, every time, and it is made of high-quality, non-porous Borosilicate glass that does not absorb odors or chemical residues. This means that the materials won’t get in the way of the flavour of your coffee and that you can store and reheat your coffee without losing any of the flavour. It is also a timeless, classic design that looks beautiful in any kitchen.
This attractive, ergonomic kettle has a gooseneck design that allows you to pour hot water with extreme precision, meaning a better cup of coffee. It heats water to the exact temperature you set it to via the controls on the base and you can keep the water at the same temperature for up to 30 minutes, using the hold mode.
If you like foam on your coffee, there’s no better gadget than this milk frother from Nespresso. The most advanced of its kind, at the touch of a button it rapidly whips up a creamy layer of bubbles to give your coffee a hit of velvety smoothness. You can choose between hot or cold froth and it even works with non-dairy milks. We love the sleek design, which looks great on any countertop.
These ceramic-coated mugs are designed to keep your coffee at the perfect temperature, (anywhere between 120ºF and 140ºF) for 80 minutes, or all day if it’s sitting on the charging base. This is a beautiful mug that comes in different colours and has a comfy handle. If you’re on the go a lot, try the Ember travel mug, whose temperature can be controlled on the cup itself. Ember also has a smart app that you can connect to your cup and control the temperature as well as receive notifications about your hot drink.
If you’re on the go a lot, love camping or just work somewhere without a decent coffee machine, you’ll love a portable hand espresso maker. This nifty gadget lets you make a perfect cup of espresso wherever you are; you just have to supply the ground coffee and hot water then the built-in hand press creates the 9+ bars of pressure needed to brew a hot, concentrated shot of espresso.
For lovers of the rich flavours of cold brew, we’ve got the gadget for you. This all-in-one coffee maker lets you brew up to 700ml of cold brew coffee. It also serves as a spill-proof, easily transportable container that will maintain the freshness of your coffee. You can also attach a removable count-up timer (sold separately) between the machine’s two chambers, which tells you how long your coffee has been brewing.
Fans of iced coffee, look no further than this indispensable piece of tech: a double-walled stainless steel travel mug that will turn your hot coffee into an iced brew in under 5 minutes. The coolest thing about it? It uses absolutely zero ice! Simply stick the mug into the freezer before you pour the hot liquid in and it will quickly cool it down.
With so many awesome gadgets, it’s possible to quickly and easily prepare your perfect cup of coffee. From voice-controlled machines to portable heat-preserving cups, there’s a whole world of innovative and amazing coffee technology!