• May 24, 2020
  • Tips
  • By: CYTIES

When the alarm goes off—considerably earlier than you ever want it to—the first thing that probably races to your mind is, oh sweet, sweet coffee where art thou? Sure, some can argue that they prefer a cup of tea in the morning, but all you coffee fanatics out there know that’s just no way to live. And when you take a moment to really cherish that first cup, there simply isn’t a better way to start the day. While it’s easy to find a favorite cafe and cruise through every time you’ve got the itch, having a true barista setup at home is an absolute must. It doesn’t have to be extremely lavish, but a kettle, modern mugs, and the proper bean will rid any chance of a case of the Mondays.

HMM Cast Iron Sqoop: $40

Cast iron in the kitchen can’t be beat and when it’s entrusted with transporting your precious beans, the HMM Cast Iron Coffee Sqoop is unmatched. The Sqoop is handmade with a wood handle that perfectly complements the 150g of measured performance. One scoop or two, the HMM Cast Iron Sqoop guarantees delivery of your beans to the grinder and/or filter.


Fellow Products Ode Brew Grinder: $279

The Ode Grinder is a modern marvel that defines the way your coffee will taste. With 31 grind settings, the Ode leaves no bean behind and is capable of perfecting the grind for a pour-over, French press, cold brew, and everything in between. The matte black coloring and simplistic design will elevate your kitchen’s appearance and because the cup of coffee is what really matters, the Ode Brew Grinder will have your friends lining up waiting to place their order.


Miir Coffee Canister: $30

Think of a bag of chips, the moment you rip the bag open the game of longevity begins and the same applies to your beans. To ensure days, if not weeks, of the freshest coffee the Miir Coffee Canister is the vault of choice. The canister will hold a 12oz bag of coffee, whole or ground, and as your supplies start to dwindle, an integrated accordion-style seal removes oxygen and locks in flavor. The Miir Coffee Canister is a statement piece to prolong the life of your bean. 


Goat Story GINA: $245

The pour-over is the cool kid way to brew coffee and has a real zen garden appeal as you steep the awaiting beans. The GINA is an award-winning smart coffee device that turns the morning blues into end of the rainbow gold. A custom valve controls the drip while an integrated scale keeps tabs on the production. And because it’s 2020, the GINA has an app so you can brew from a distance. The GINA is the ultimate pour-over and even if coffee is not your thing, it can handle tea with ease.


Fellow Products Stagg EKG plus: $199

The Fellow Stagg EKG+ Electric Kettle will quickly take your countertop display and morning caffeine game well beyond the highest peaks. The Bluetooth smarts, variable temperature control, and minimalist design help the hot water focus on the bean. It raises to temperature before you can spell C-O-F-F-E-E and just in case there are multiple cups are in order, the kettle features a 60-minute hold mode. And because the day’s success depends on a great cup of coffee, the Fellow Stagg EKG+ Electric Kettle is the way to go.


HMM Mugr Coffee Cup: $60

The HMM Mugr cup is a refined and modern mug proving to be the vessel to elevate any of your morning fuel. The walnut handle matched with Japanese ceramics is handmade by Taiwanese artisans and reveals decades of fine craftsmanship. The matte black coloring has the appeal and feel of cast iron, and on the counter, for everyone to see, it fills the gaps in the conversation for you and your sleepover friends. You spent the time to brew the perfect cup, it would be a waste to enjoy it out of anything other than the Mugr.


HadinEEon Milk Frother: $53

Froth you, froth you, froth you, you’re cool and froth your milk too with the HadinEEon Milk Frother. It’s a simple instrument that turns your 2% into a velvety foam and smooth start or finish to each of your caffeinated sips. And for those hot summer mornings, the HadinEEon can cold froth and turn itself off once the milk has perfectly foamed. The HadinEEon Milk Frother will be an added bonus to every cup of coffee on the home front and give you the extra incentive to head back to the store after you realize you forgot the milk.


Little Owl Coffee

Last but certainly not least — the coffee. Roasting in the Mile High City, Little Owl Coffee is “Mostly Coffee, Some nonsense, and Always love”. It’s a great little shop to grab a hot cup of coffee, but what sets Little Owl Coffee apart from the plethora of cafes is their offering of single origin and single estate beans. Sourced from around the world and roasted in-house, the beans from Little Owl are going to change the way you start the day. If you need more recs for coffee, simply click here



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