If you are one of the over two billion smartphone users in the world, chances are, you’ve used an app for something or another. Apps are mobile-friendly programs that allow us to do specific tasks on our phone—you may have an app for banking, another for your calendar, and others for social media. Apps are hugely popular on mobile devices. There are apps for just about anything these days, and you should have no trouble finding apps for whatever your hobbies or personal interests are.
If, like us, your passion happens to be coffee, especially delicious-tasting coffee, then we’ve got you covered. Here are 8 of the best apps our team uses, made just for coffee enthusiasts:
Great for coffee connoisseurs and amateurs alike, this app is like a go-to manual on how to get the most out of your espresso machine at home. On it, you can find detailed instructions on how to make basic drinks, as well as a glossary of frequently used coffee and espresso terms. Barista also features video tutorials of how to make different drinks with your machine.
- KoHi – Pour Over Coffee Brewing
This app by KoHi Labs is designed for serious coffee lovers – whether you make coffee professionally, or enjoy making coffee at home. With their brew calculator, timer, and recipe manager, you can choose which type of pour-over method you’re using and it will help you brew the perfect coffee. Instead of guessing your beans-to-water ratio, just enter how much coffee you want to brew, what method you’re using to brew it, and KoHi will do the rest.
- Coffee Order
Are you the designated coffee run person at work? If so, this app is for you. In a way that is generic enough to be applied to any coffee shop, it allows you to keep track of yours and your friends’ coffee orders, so you don’t have to write it down every time. You can customize size, drink type, milk preference, and more for each person you are ordering for. It allows you to save favorites for future reference, too.
- Coffee Nerd
Coffee Nerd is also a good resource for brewing instructions for any type of brewing equipment imaginable. Think Aeropress, Chemex, or Moka Pot. This app has a bean counter to help you precisely measure each brew. It also has a built-in timer and space where you can create and save a custom brew.
- The Great Coffee App
This app’s strong point is definitely its visuals—it has 18 coffee recipes with professional illustrations demonstrating the finished product. It is much like a coffee cookbook, right on your phone.
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- Coffee Buzz
Coffee Buzz is like a Facebook or Twitter, but specifically for you to keep in touch with the coffee sphere about where you’re drinking coffee, and what you’re ordering. You can follow friends and see where they’ve been and what they’re drinking, too. It also uses GPS to find coffee shops in your area.
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- Coffee Art
The Coffee Art app focuses on latte art. You will learn three methods: free pouring, etching, and fudge art. When you start getting better, you can start sharing pictures of what you’ve made.
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- acaia Coffee
This Android app not only helps with calculating and brewing your perfect cup of joe, but it also has a social element added to it as well. You can share your notes, brews, and blends with other people through their social network.
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No matter what apps you use, you need excellent coffee to go along with them. Need coffee ideas? Check out our 100% premium Kona coffee selection.