When you want a cup of great coffee, you’re likely to go to the coffee shop. After all, it’s easier to let others make a good one for you (and maybe even add a design on top) than to do it yourself. It’s also convenient and leaves you with nothing to clean up.
Even if you like to make your own coffee, time doesn’t allow for it. When you’re rushing out the door already running behind, a quick stop at a cafe is quicker than going through the steps in your own kitchen.
Having your own good coffee maker at home is ideal, but it can be difficult to choose the right one or get the right amount of use.
This list of coffee makers is handpicked by the coffee lovers of the Lifehack team, and will solve every problem you have thought about making your own good coffee at home (and anywhere you want). With these coffee makers, you can make good coffee portable.
1. GINO Pour-Over Collection
Pour-over coffee is as delicious as it is beautiful to watch. This GINO Pour-Over set offers the experience without a bulky setup.
Ideal for: Coffee connoisseurs who love the taste and process of pour-over coffee and would like a setup they can easily pack for a weekend trip.
Set includes One GINO server, One GINO dripper, One box of 100 GINO paper filters.
2. Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with Wood Stand
This attractive setup comes with looks and functionality. The glass carafe is made from borosilicate glass, ensuring your coffee never tastes stale.
Ideal For: The coffee drinker who wants the look of a professional setup at an amateur price.
3. CUB 15-Minute Cold Brew Coffee System
While this Kickstarter project didn’t meet its funding goal, it’s still on the list for wishful thinking! Cold brew coffee, really good cold brew coffee, is delicious and ideal for summer days. But have you ever made it yourself? It takes forever!
This nifty invention makes highly caffeinated, less acidic, smooth tasting cold brew in just 15 minutes.
Ideal for: The cold brew lover who doesn’t have time to wait.
4. Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher System
Unlike cold press coffee which can leave a bitter taste and acidic feel, this coffee pitcher system provides great flavor by extracting all the natural flavor of coffee or tea.
Ideal for: The sharing coffee maker. This set makes up to six cups at a time, making it the perfect set for entertaining caffeine loving guests.It can also be used for iced coffee, and cold brew loose leaf tea.
5. Hario Small Coffee Grinder
Coffee lovers know that no matter how you make your coffee, if you’re using low-grade coffee grounds, it just isn’t as delicious as you want it to be. This compact grinder allows you to grind your favorite high-quality beans to use with whatever method you prefer.
Ideal for: The picky coffee drinker who likes to incorporate the process into kitchen decor.
6. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
This adorable espresso maker is practically pocket sized. A must for every espresso addict.
Ideal for: Espresso enthusiasts who want the ability to make espresso from anywhere.
7. Cafflano Kompact Coffee Press
This multi-tasking coffee press makes hot coffee, cold brew and even tea using loose leaves. It’s compact, portable and super light.
Ideal For: The traveler who never wants to be without their favorite beverage.
8. Willow & Everett Electric Gooseneck Kettle for Pour Over Coffee
Electric kettles are nothing new, but this one is a game-changer. It’s specially designed to provide slow, controlled flow of water. This is ideal in extracting the most flavor when you brew coffee or tea using the pour-over method.
It heats up quickly and independently, allowing you to walk away while it works. As a safety measure, it has an automatic shut-off feature to power down.
Ideal for: The coffee drinker who likes to multitask. Tend to household chores while this kettle heats up, and don’t worry about getting hurt; the spill-free lid ensures your hands are safely away from the hot water.
9. Tripresso Portable Coffee Machine
This handheld 2 in 1 extraction system uses Barsetto capsules and ground coffee. With a weight of 1/5 a household coffee machine, it can conveniently be used anywhere.
Ideal for: The caffeiated traveler. This machine only requires 80ml of hot water and 7g coffee powder or coffee capsule. You can use it just about anywhere!
10. KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker
This cold brew coffee maker looks great in your kitchen, and it’s super simple to use. Fill it with coffee and cold water and wait for the steeping to complete.
Ideal for: The cold brew aficionado who likes to stay well stocked. It makes up to 14 servings without taking up much counter space, and the 28oz of coffee concentrate can stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.