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Coffee Gear Buying Guides and Reviews

Need some new coffee gear for your home brewing setup? browse our buying guides below.

Quality coffee beans are the life of great coffee, but the gear and accessories you use can greatly affect your beans taste, aroma, and strength. There is a lot of gear out there that can help you make nice cup of coffee while there are some that can make your coffee a whole lot better.

Not sure which coffee maker, accessory, grinder, or roaster to buy for your home? We are here to help you decide. Remember, there are a few factors to consider when getting coffee gear: size, price, your preference in coffee, durability, and more. Scroll down and check out our reviews on of espresso machines, burr grinders, coffee makers, brewing accessories, home roasters, and everything in between to see which ones are worth your money and which ones are not.

Espresso Machines

There are thousands of espresso machines available for sale, so choosing the right one is tough. Big machines, small machines, home machines, commercial machines, electric machines, manual machines...the list goes on, and these are only the categories.

Here buying guides and reviews of everything espresso related. We mostly dive into espresso machines for home use, however we also go in depth into commercial, automatic, lever and small/portable espresso machines. The most important thing you can do before purchasing is to decide on what style/category of machine you want, and then shortlist a few. We've done all of that for you below.

Best Espresso Machines: Reviews + Buying Guide [2019]
We took a look at the best espresso machine in every category; and here are the winners (and losers)
7 Best Commercial Espresso Machines 2019 [Buying Guide]
Running a cafe requires a different class of machine than even a high-end home espresso maker. Learn what you need and how to get it at the best price.
9 Best Automatic Espresso Machines 2019 (updated)
If your morning dreams include pushing a button and getting the perfect espresso, read on. We'll even show you how to save a bundle.


Do not underestimate the power of a good quality grinder. After all, you cannot make a great cup of coffee without a good coffee grinder unless, of course, you are using pre-ground coffee....Which I would NEVER recommend Without the right coffee grinder, you may never come close to brewing a great cup of coffee. If you wish to make barista-level coffee, it is important to have a good quality coffee grinder in you arsenal.

Below you'll find links to some of our best articles on coffee grinders. We review burr grinders only (never use a blade grinder) and look at both electric and manual options.

Best Manual Coffee Grinder 2019 (hand grinder buying guide)
Whether you like the old-school style of a hand grinder, or you spend a lot of time in the outdoors, our buying guide on manual coffee grinders will guide you to the right choice.
The 7 Best Coffee Grinders 2019 [Burr Grinder Reviews + Comparisons]
A great burr grinder is essential, no matter how you brew your coffee, Our reviews compare the leading burr grinders to guide you to the right choice for you.

Coffee Makers

As a newbie home barista or a hobbyist, you are probably in search of a good coffee maker for your coffee laboratory and we are right here to help. The right coffee maker differs from one person to the next and the best one for you depends on a number of factors including your preference in size, style, price, and ability to produce a great cup of joe

In our coffee maker review section we look at a range of different types of coffee makers, and reveal which ones are worth your money; and which are not. We look at drip coffee makers, pour over coffee makers, and everything in between, including your standard home brewers like the french press and moka pot.

10 Best Single Serve Coffee Makers (SEPTEMBER 2019)
Need just one cup to head out the door? Here are our choices for the best ways to get to "one and done."
7 Certified SCAA Coffee Makers, Reviewed.
We’ve compiled a list of the best SCAA coffee makers to help you choose your next high-quality dripper. Find out what factors you should consider and… take your pick.
Best Moka Pot: Here are 6 Stovetop Espresso Makers Worth Using
The classic moka pot has been around since the Thirties. We show you which ones make stovetop espresso as popular as ever.
9 Best Pour Over Coffee Makers of 2019 [Buyer Guide]
Yearning for the clean, bright flavor of pour over coffee? Our guide to the best pour over coffee makers will let you know which one will do the job for you.
7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (and Models to Avoid) – 2019
Cold brew produces some of the smoothest, richest coffee you'll ever taste. Read our review of cold brew coffee makers and start enjoying it at home.
Best Travel Coffee Makers (Portable / Camping Coffee Makers)
On the road or on the go, these portable coffee makers will help ensure you're never under-caffeinated while traveling.
The 9 Best French Press Coffee Makers of 2019
We looked at thousands of french presses, and only 9 are really worth your money. Here are the best picks
Ninja Coffee Bar Reviews 2019 [Buying Guide + Reviews]
The Ninja Coffee Bar produces many different kinds of brew from one super-talented machine. Read on to find out which of this might be right for you.
Best Drip Coffee Maker 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide
Convenience and flexibility - the key virtues of the familiar drip coffee maker. Our Buying Guide lists the features so you can get the best for your needs.


Coffee gear accessories help you take your coffee brewing skills from great, to amazing. Sometimes you can get away with the basics, but often times you'll need a few accessories. For example, if you buy an espresso machine; you'll need a tamper. And sometimes, accessories are not mandatory but they are recommended. Eg. if you brew some amazing friggen coffee, put you have nothing but crappy plastic cups to drink it from; well its not going to taste the same.

We have rounded up the best coffee-making accessories and reviewed them to help you decide which ones to get and which ones to ditch.

The Best Home Coffee Roaster Machines of 2019 (for small batch roasting)
We looked at the home coffee roaster market, and these kept coming back as the best picks. Even if you've never roaster before!
The 7 Best Coffee Mugs [2019]
There are millions of coffee mugs in the world, but 90% of them are rubbish. Here are our favourite mugs - there will be one here for YOU!
Winners: Best Coffee Thermos of 2019 (NOT for soup)
You need hot coffee for longer? Well you need a thermos. In this guide we look at the best thermoses, so you can choose wisely and keep your coffee hotter, for longer.
The 7 Best Coffee Storage Containers of 2019
You've just opened a new bag of coffee beans. Don't make the critical mistake of letting them go stale. Here are a few of the best storage options