Our Top Picks of Coffee Gear for Every Budget and Preference

Are you looking to buy a new coffee gear? Enjoy our very own editorial buyer guides – thoroughly tested in our lab. Crafted by coffee enthusiasts for fellow coffee lovers.

Our Editorial Team’s Top Picks

The best coffee gear combines quality, usability, and affordability while making the most delicious cup of coffee. Sounds hard, right? Well, Espresso Captain’ editorial team reviews hundreds of coffee products every year – and we know which ones to avoid – and these are the pieces of gear we’d love to have in our brewing arsenal. From espresso machines to grinders to fun accessories, we have recommendations and advice on everything you need to create your ultimate home coffee station – for any budget.

Espresso Machines

The first step to choosing the best coffee gear is finding an espresso maker. There are thousands of espresso machines on the market, so picking the right one is tricky. And they’re not cheap, so you want to be sure of what you’re buying.

Here you can discover buying guides and reviews for all things espresso, from the best latte machine to the ideal espresso maker for your next camping adventure. We focus on the best gear for home use, including drool-worthy prosumer models, but you’ll also find useful buying guides for commercial machines.

If you’re eager to make your own espresso at home but don’t know where to begin, start here!

Coffee Grinders

Having a good burr coffee bean grinder is a must if you want a good-tasting cup of coffee. In this post, I’ll guide you to the best burr coffee grinders according to your preferred brew styles. It didn’t take me long working in the coffee industry to learn that the secret to a perfect cup lies not only in the beans, but that the grind quality matters a lot too. Don’t waste your specialty coffee beans by using the wrong grinder for the brew you prefer. Whether you’re an espresso aficionado or a French press lover, choosing the best home coffee grinder is crucial to optimize flavor.