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How to Improve Your WFH Coffee Routine Now

Things Anyone Can Do to Ensure Every Coffee Break is Glorious.

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This year has been all about adjusting and adapting to change. Whether you can’t wait to get back into the office or you’ve found that you work best from home, you’ve likely had to adjust your coffee routine. 

That dusty old school coffee maker is probably getting more action than ever. It’s about time your coffee space got a little recharge. Here’s how to create that coffee-shop feel from your home. The best part is, you can savor every sip in your underwear without having to worry about someone calling security. 

Set the vibe – 

Personally, I desperately miss the coffee shop vibe whenever I brew from home. The subtle sounds of grinders, milk steamers, chatter from fellow customers, and groovy music speak to me on a different level. Somehow that cozy atmosphere fills me with creativity and productivity as few things can. 

Whether you’re going for serene and studious or energized and inspiring, this guide will help you discover everything you need to create your dream space and transform your home into your own personal coffee shop. 

One of my favorite parts about working in a coffee shop is sitting by a window, basking in the natural light. Spice up your WFH situation by moving a small table and chair in front of a window so you can get your caffeine kick while soaking up some precious vitamin D. If you want to take it up a notch and your location allows for it, set up camp on your balcony or porch. 

Recreate that coffee shop coziness by filling your space with plants and books. Set the mood by playing your favorite coffee shop playlist or coffee-shop-background-noise audio (Coffivity has some great free ones). Channel your favorite barista by popping on an apron, flannel shirt, and a beanie for good measure. And for the full effect, swap out some of your lamp bulbs with vintage-looking Edison bulbs. 

Craft the perfect drink from start to finish – 

Once you’ve selected your coffee beans, you need a place to keep them that’s as perfect as they are. The best way to keep your whole coffee beans fresh is in an airtight container. I keep mine in a sealed glass jar but you can use any sealable container you like. A dark-colored glass jar works best to preserve the freshness and flavor. 

Portioning out whole beans by weight rather than volume prior to grinding is the most accurate way to get a delicious brew every time. I use a digital kitchen scale. You can find one at most grocery stores. 

If you’re not ready to take the plunge into espresso machine ownership, but don’t want to miss out on a quality brew, this burr grinder can be a game-changer. If you’re the proud owner of an espresso machine, but you’re using pre-ground beans, do yourself a favor and upgrade your life with this espresso grinder.

While you may have mastered the basic drip brew from home, it’s easy to feel as if you need to visit a cafe to satisfy your cravings for something a little fancier.

While I’ve been enjoying brewing my own coffee for a while, my cravings for a quality latte still drew me to local cafes, that is until I discovered this milk frother. If hand-crafted drinks are more your style, this is the way to go. 

One-stop-shop:

Brewing your own coffee at home definitely has its perks, but there’s something special about visiting your local barista every morning. After all, most things taste infinitely better when someone else makes them for you. Coffee is no exception.

Fortunately, super-automatic espresso machines deliver your personal cafe and barista wrapped into one shiny, silver package. And many offer several beverage options to suit whatever mood you’re in at the moment. 

The Jura Giga 6 combines all the necessary coffee gear into one easy-to-use machine. This multi-tasking master machine is ideal for minimalist coffee lovers. It takes the guesswork out of crafting the perfect cup while maximizing counter space. 

TL:DR:

For those who are readers in a rush, here’s the sweetened condensed version. 

Set the vibe:

  • Sit by an uncovered window or on your porch if weather permits.
  • Fill your space with plants and books
  • Set the mood with your favorite coffee shop playlist
  • Emulate your barista by popping on a beanie and flannel
  • Swap out some of your lamp bulbs with Edison bulbs just for the full effect. 

Stock your beans:

  • Buy quality whole beans and store them in an airtight container, preferably a dark-colored one.
  • Use a scale to portion your coffee beans before you grind them.

Get the gear:

  • Have a coffee expert on your countertops with a super-automatic machine like one of these
  • Grind just enough beans before every brew. Check out my favorite burr grinder here and espresso grinder here 
  • If your machine doesn’t have a steam want, froth your favorite milk with one of these for a dreamy latte every time. 

Products listed:

Selection of Whole Coffee Beans 

Super-Automatic Espresso Machines

Jura Giga 6

Burr Grinder 

Espresso Grinder 

Milk Frother 

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