cooks’ essentials

BREWED TO PERFECTION

A collection of trendy coffee gadgets to make a great cuppa joe at home.

WRITTEN BY HEIDI BETHEL
PHOTOS COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS

Embrace your inner barista with some of the hottest coffee devices around. Here are our picks for gadgets that take your morning cup of coffee to the next level.

Krups Coffee

Master maker

Whether you’re in the mood for a coffee, espresso, or cappuccino, the Krups Espresseria Espresso Maker delivers a quality drink in a flash. Affordably priced and designed for the ultimate ease of use, it has an intuitive LCD screen and ergonomic knob that guarantee effortless navigation through every step of the fully automated brewing process. $799.95; Nothing to It! Culinary Center in Reno; Nothingtoit.com.

Pour over carafe

Drip delight

Known for its Moka Express that revolutionized the coffee game in Italy, Bialetti recently introduced its Pourover Carafe – Glass. With a reusable, double-mesh filter, this crafty setup allows the natural oils from the coffee grounds to pass through for a more robust cup of coffee. $39.99; Macy’s in Meadowood Mall in Reno; Bialetti.com.

Coffee Grinder

Grind away

Turn those coffee beans into delicious, ready-to-be-brewed grinds with the Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Mill. The grinding mechanism is made from an advanced ceramic that will never rust. With an adjustable grinder, this mill also works great with salt, pepper, spices, nuts, and seeds. $49.95; Nothing to It! Culinary Center in Reno; Nothingtoit.com.

Bialetti cold brew

Cool contraption

Quickly becoming a coffee lover’s favorite, cold brew can be found on the shelves in grocery stores, coffee shops, and, now, even your kitchen. Experts tout the health benefits of cold brew, which has about 65 percent less acidity than its toasty counterpart. With a removable basket and all-in-one glass pitcher, the Bailetti Cold Brew Coffee Maker fits snugly on most refrigerator doors for cool coffee on demand. $29.99; Macy’s in Meadowood Mall in Reno; Bialetti.com.

KUI SF 426 SlickFroth 129E H

Artistic touch

Top that hot, delicious cup with a delicate piece of foam art, made with the Kuissential Slickfroth 2.0. This handheld electric milk frother makes fluffy foam in seconds. With its comfortable design and rubber grip, you don’t have to worry about it slipping out of your hand, and you can’t beat the price. Check out a few videos on YouTube and you’ll soon be accenting your coffee with leaves, hearts, and doodles in no time. $7.99; Amazon.com.

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