Recreating the Coffee Shop Experience at Home

Morning Coffee With the rise of trendy coffee shops, the types of available coffee have increased exponentially. Unfortunately, so have coffee prices. Luckily, if you’re a coffee lover who doesn’t want to make a dent in her wallet every...

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Morning Coffee

With the rise of trendy coffee shops, the types of available coffee have increased exponentially. Unfortunately, so have coffee prices. Luckily, if you’re a coffee lover who doesn’t want to make a dent in her wallet every time she orders her favorite drink, you can easily recreate the coffee shop experience in your own kitchen.

Capsule Coffee

Instead of memorizing an ever-broadening assortment of recipes, coffee lovers can purchase their favorite drinks in capsule form. With the aid of a capsule brewer and an affordable array of capsule-based drinks, you can have your favorite mochas, lattes and cappuccinos in mere seconds. Capsule coffee enables you to be your own barista and ensures that you’ll never again have to fritter away your mornings standing in seemingly endless coffee shop lines. Bargain-savvy coffee drinkers will be pleased to learn that a package containing 12 or more capsules typically equals the cost of two drinks at a popular coffee chain.

Automatic Frothers

If frothed milk is an integral part of your latte or cappuccino experience, an automatic frother will make a welcome addition to your home coffee shop setup. Simply add milk, select your preferred level of frothiness and position your coffee beneath the dispenser. Automatic frothersalso feature a wider variety of frothing options than you’ll find at coffee shops, which generally take a “one size fits all” approach to frothiness. Additionally, coffee drinkers who aren’t big on dairy will love the soy milk options available on many frothers.

Loose Teas

Coffee lovers who can never pass up a good cup of tea are sure to love the delectable array of loose teas found online. Teas served at coffee chains and purchased over-the-counter come in bag form with much of their natural flavor filtered out. Alternatively, loose tea is fresher, carries a more pleasant aroma and comes with an abundance of health benefits. Once you take your first sip of loose tea, you’ll wonder why you ever settled for anything less.

Trendy Dishware

One of the most essential, albeit overlooked, facets of the coffee shop experience is attractive dishware. This is particularly true in the case of the non-chain establishments found in larger cities. These coffee shops feature mugs, saucers and plates that give off a homey, hip vibe. In some cases, dishware that sports a shop’s insignia is available to purchase, although the price-tags are a bit hefty.

It may shock many coffee lovers to learn that trendy dishware can be purchased over-the-counter and online for surprisingly affordable prices. In fact, many online retailers allow customers to personalize coffee mugs, providing creative types with an opportunity to shine. The next time you have friends over for a cup of joe, they’re liable to feel like they’re being waited on at a coffee shop.

Bakeware

These days, mouthwatering baked goods can be found at virtually any coffee shop — and for good reason. Tasty brownies, cupcakes and cookies make the perfect companion for any heated beverage. Unfortunately, these treats tend to be pricy. In some cases, they cost more than the actual coffee. However, with aid of specialty pans, cookie cutters, oven sheets and other quality bakeware, you can whip up a smorgasbord of delectable sweets for a fraction of what you’d pay at a coffee shop.

Enjoying a good cup of coffee is a simple yet sublime pleasure, so why diminish the experience by going to an overpriced, overcrowded coffee shop? With minimal effort, you can create your own coffee shop at home and save money in the process.