I am so excited to share all my home coffee essentials with y’all today! But, I’m going to take a little detour first. I know there are contradicting opinions on what’s often known as “the latte factor,” which is the idea that giving up your daily coffee shop habit can have a significant impact on your finances. However, I do believe that $4-5 a day adds up! It may not be the difference between saving for a down payment on a house or not, but it can be indicative of larger financial tendencies. So, while I truly do just enjoy my morning coffee routine at home, I also like to think that it has positive financial side effects.
MY MORNING COFFEE ROUTINE
Latte factor aside, I love the intentional start that my coffee routine adds to my mornings. Depending on the weather, my routine can go one of a few ways.
On warm days, I make an iced coffee with the Hario V60 Fretta Iced Coffee Maker that I first encountered in a coffee bar in Cartagena, Colombia and that I immediately found on Amazon upon returning home. I’ll often add a bit of lavender milk and then top it off with frothed milk made in the Nespresso Aeroccino Frother (it froths hot or cold milk with the touch of a button!)
If I’ve had a particular organized week in the kitchen, I may have a pitcher of cold brew waiting in the fridge. I don’t get fancy here—I just pour half a bag of coffee into a reusable filter bag in a pitcher, add cold water, and let it sit for 24 hours.
During the colder months, I’ll make a pour-over coffee with a ceramic coffee dripper and add frothed milk and a drizzle of agave nectar.
On the weekends, when I have a bit of extra time, I’ll make a strong cup of espresso-esque coffee in the classic Bialetti Moka stovetop coffee maker.
Read on for all my home coffee essentials…
Outfit note: these are the Nordstrom Moonlight pajamas that you’ll hear raved about across the blog world and, let me tell you, they are 100% worth the hype. For reference, I’m wearing a size small.
ALL MY HOME COFFEE ESSENTIALS
Okay, so below I’ve linked all of the items that I own for making fancy and not-so-fancy coffee at home. But, first, I’ll walk you through each and why they’ve earned a spot in my kitchen.
- Hario V60 Fretta Ice Coffee Maker: If you’re going to buy just one item, this should be it. You can brew hot or cold coffee in the large glass carafe. Plus, it’s ideal for more than one person (though I use it just for myself every day!)
- Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother: I had a hand frother previously, though that was discarded after Adam mistook it for a French press (my least favorite way to make coffee). Having an automatic frother that will froth milk to be hot or cold is a game-changer. Just make sure to wash it thoroughly each time you use it for optimal frothing ability.
- Bialetti Moka Stove Top 6-Cup Coffee Maker: This is a classic coffee maker that I’ve heard rumors is going out of production. It’s super easy to use and brews a strong cup of coffee. The 6-cup is smaller than it sounds, so it’s ideal for 1-2 cups at a time.
- Hario Ceramic Coffee Dripper: If you’re going to do pour-over, this is the easiest, simplest, most efficient way to go about it.
- Bodum 1-Liter Pour-Over Coffee Maker: Want to make a few more cups with your pour-over? I’m a big fan of this large glass pour-over coffee maker. We had this for two years before it took an unfortunate tumble during our move…(we knew there’d be one casualty and this was it!). The Hario serves the same purpose for us, but if you only drink hot coffee, go for this one.
- Cold Brew Filter Bags: For under $5, these are the best purchase a cold brew devotee can make.
- CB2 Dip Mugs: I’m obsessed with these mugs and I always get questions about them when I post them on Insta stories. They look cool. They feel great. Highly recommend.
- Crate and Barrel Clamp Canisters: I LOVE these canisters for storing coffee. You actually can’t see them behind me in these photos (well, kind of in the product only shot…), but they’re adorable. For you Amazon-only shoppers, here’s a similar version.
- KRUPS Coffee Grinder: My dad bought this for us after shaming us for buying ground coffee. He’s had this exact one for 15+ years and it’s still going strong. Now, Adam uses it every single morning to grind local beans.
Curious about any of these items? You can shop them in the links above or the images below—and feel free to reach out with more questions! I’m happy to chat about how I create coffee shop-worthy concoctions.