Must-Have Tools for the Vegan Coffee Snob
Aside from good food, I am a huge proponent for good vegan coffee. Not much gets me out of bed quite like a perfect double-shot of espresso… Seriously! Best of all, I’ve saved an insane amount of money by making it at home. Plus, you don’t even have to leave the house! (Fellow introverts feelin’ me!?)
Well, it’s true.
Don’t believe me? Go and buy a conical-burr grinder and taste for yourself!
These high-quality grinders are amazing for:
- Making uniform grind-size (essential for espresso!)
- Extracting the full flavor of the bean
- Grinding coffee without adding heat (oils don’t immediately go rancid this way!)
Now, most coffee drinkers couldn’t care less. If their coffee is barely drinkable sludge, they’re fine. For the rest of us, however, let’s make our coffee taste the best it can.. Starting from the grind!
It’s a son-of-a-bitch to clean. And if you don’t clean if often enough, the excess oils left around will go rancid and possibly blow the motor.
Say hello to the best electric kettle on the market.
Whether you’re making:
- Green Tea,
- White Tea,
- Oolong Tea,
- French Press,
- Black Tea,
- Herbal Tea, or
- Simply boiling water
there’s a button for it!
Very few vegan kitchen tools in our house get used as often as this champ!
The kettle does not pour itself once heated. Also, there isn’t a way to brew anything within the kettle (which is okay, because that would be a nightmare to clean)
3. French Press
- Grind coffee beans
- Boil water
- Pour both into french press
- Wait 4 minutes
- Press down the plunger
Best of all, this french press outperforms any others on the market!
This French Press:
- Has a micro-mesh filter for insanely smooth coffee
- Separates the coffee from the grounds once pressed (so it doesn’t over-steep and turn bitter)
- Is easy as hell to clean!
It only comes in two sizes. Can I have a 5-gallon version?
This babe is only slightly more difficult, as you have to slowly pour the hot water into the grounds (get it? Pour over?)
This is another way to make a rich, dark cup of coffee without any nasty bitterness. Plus, once it’s poured-over, you have a beautiful carafe full of coffee. I mean, it’s practically a centerpiece to my dining table!
You have to literally stand there the whole brew cycle. Your mantra for 5 minutes is “I am the drip.”
Guys, I cannot even covey the wondrous feeling of being able to roll out of bed to a fresh double-shot of espresso.
To be completely honest, it’s sometimes the only reason I do get out of bed!
In terms of ease-of-use, this is the most advanced method I use to make coffee. It took me a couple of months, but I have finally perfected the art!
Best of all, this babe has a professional steam wand for milks. Honestly, I’ve used the steam wand more than anything, even just for my teas!
This machine makes the absolute best coffee I’ve ever had. And that’s no joke!
Pair the delicious espresso with perfectly foamed almond milk and you have me begging for more.
Also, the tamper the machine comes with is rubbish. Throw it away and get yourself one of these: 51 mm Stainless Steel Tampers
While you’re at it, go ahead and get yourself one of these sexy Espresso Knock Boxes. There’s nothing wrong with playing barista at home!