These Are the Items Every Coffee Snob Needs

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If you practically have "but first, coffee" tattooed on your guns, we'd suggest upgrading your java setup.

These Are the Items Every Coffee Snob Needs originally appeared on Hunker.

There are so many accessories and goodies out there that will make your heart smile — promise — so why not treat yourself? Below, 19 items every coffee snob needs. Some may be a bit extra, but you deserve to be your best highly-caffeinated self — ok? 

 1. Threshold Marble Mug Rack, $16.99

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Do you have a handful of favorite mugs you feel are a shame to hide away in a cabinet? Hang them on this stylin' mug rack to see them every day.

2. Bodum Chambord Classic Copper Storage Jars ( Set of 3 ), $54.95

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Your coffee beans double as decor in these classy copper storage jars from Copenhagen kitchenware brand Bodum, which has been around since 1944. The jars are perfect for traditionalists who want only the best when it comes to coffee accessories.  

3. Chemex Coffee Maker, starting at $38.99

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Have you ever seen a more elegant pour-over style coffee maker? It's a standard among at-home coffee connoisseurs because of the high quality java it makes and how beautiful it is. If you're a beginner to the coffee-snob world, pick one of these up and you'll be sure to impress.

4. Humble Ceramics Tenshi Coffee Dripper, $65

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This coffee dripper is meant to fit on top of mugs and tumblers as a simple way to brew a cup of joe. Humble Ceramics, which we're huge fans of, is an LA-based company known for making perfectly imperfect ceramics like this coffee dripper, which is a true presentation piece that elevates the coffee experience.

5. Yield Ceramic French Press, $120

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Is this the most beautiful French press you've ever seen, or what? Yield is a brand based in Saint Augustine, Florida that offers a diverse variety of goods ranging from home to jewelry. The body of their design-focused French press maintains its temperature nicely thanks to its ceramic construction, and — to be vain — it's perfect for someone who thinks the look of a plain glass French press is just yesterday's news.

6. La Perruche Brown Sugar Cubes, $5.99

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If you require that every aspect of your coffee is curated to a T, these sugar cubes from Reunion Island, near Madagascar, are for you. They're a standard in France, so you know they're good.

7. Chemex Cream and Sugar Set, $39

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Your friends are guaranteed to be impressed by this double-duty cream and sugar set when they come over for coffee. Add to your collection by placing it next to your Chemex coffee maker, which has a very similar look.

8. Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Heater Carafe, $41.90

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Trust us: Frothed milk can elevate any cup of coffee. Just sprinkle some sugar on top and you're practically at a cafe in Paris. This particular frother has been tried and tested by the Hunker team, and of course it's more affordable than investing in an entire espresso machine to do the same work.

9. McMaster3D AeroPress Filter Dispenser, $9

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For those obsessed with their AeroPress coffee maker: This AeroPress filter dispenser from Etsy is both unexpected and comes in all the colors of the rainbow. Much better than having them flying around everywhere, considering they're so small.

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Threshold Marble Mug Rack - White
Threshold Marble Mug Rack - White
Whether they were a present from a relative or a particularly striking thrift shop find, we all have our favorite coffee mugs. Put yours on display with the Marble Mug Rack from Threshold™.
Bodum Chambord Classic Storage Jars, Set of 3
Bodum Chambord Classic Storage Jars, Set of 3
Accented with an eye-catching copper-plated top, this set of glass storage jars comes in three sizes—17, 34 and 68 ounces—to provide attractive countertop storage of coffee beans, sugar and other kitchen essentials.
Chemex 6-Cup
Chemex 6-Cup
Few products in this century can match the flawless blending of design and function of the Chemex®. Its visual elegance has earned it a place in the permanent collection of New York's Corning Museum of Glass.
Humble Ceramics Tenshi Coffee Dripper
Humble Ceramics Tenshi Coffee Dripper
Part of the Tenshi Collection. An elegant and simple way to brew your coffee. Available glazed inside or completely raw. This dripper was designed to fit any Humble Ceramics cup, mug or tumbler.
YIELD Ceramic French Press
YIELD Ceramic French Press
Coffee that's pretty and piping hot. From the funky, geometric handle to the winking copper pull, this french press is the cutest we’ve ever come across.
La Perruche Brown Sugar Cubes
La Perruche Brown Sugar Cubes
Sweeten coffee and tea with the sophisticated flavor of La Perruche Brown Sugar Cubes. These irregularly shaped golden brown lumps of sugar come from the tropical paradise of Reunion Island off the coast of Madagascar.
Chemex Cream and Sugar Set
Chemex Cream and Sugar Set
Iconic Chemex style and functionality take this coffee condiment server to a new level of fun sophistication. With the signature hourglass shape and coordinating wood lid, this nested glass set holds and pours cream from the base, and sprinkles or spoons sugar from the tapered top.
Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Heater Carafe
Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Heater Carafe
Luscious lattes, creamy cappuccinos and more ... get the gourmet coffee experience in your own home with the Epica Electric Milk Frother & Heater Carafe.
McMaster3D AeroPress Filter Dispenser
McMaster3D AeroPress Filter Dispenser
Keep filters clean, organized, dust free, and ready to use with this genius counter top dispenser. Holds hundreds of filters and available in many colors to match your space.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Holler Mountain
Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Holler Mountain
A versatile and full-bodied blend, Holler Mountain is Stumptown's signature organic blend that has been with them since the beginning. A hometown favorite.
Kaico Coffee Pot
Kaico Coffee Pot
From Kaico, an elegant white enamel coffee pot with minimalist design. Features side handle, long spout and matching top with maple handle.
LEIF Sunday Sugar Pot
LEIF Sunday Sugar Pot
Quite possibly the cutest container for sugar we've ever seen (or, use it for fancy sea salt).
The Citizenry Grano Coffee Scoop
The Citizenry Grano Coffee Scoop
Your morning coffee just got more interesting. Handcrafted from rich Tzalam wood, these geometric coffee scoops add a dash of luxury to your daily ritual. These little guys can hold up to 2 teaspoons of coffee, making it easy to strike the perfect ratio of grounds to water.
Brew: Better Coffee At Home
Brew: Better Coffee At Home
If you're on a first-name basis with your barista but haven't perfected (or even attempted) making café-quality coffee at home, let Brew show you the way. In this approachable guidebook, author and coffee expert Brian W. Jones demystifies specialty coffee's complexities, teaches you how to buy the...
Compartes Donuts and Coffee Milk Chocolate
Compartes Donuts and Coffee Milk Chocolate
Gourmet Chocolate bars Made in Los Angeles by Compartes Chocolatier LA... Donuts & Coffee chocolate bar features donuts from the best Los Angeles donut shops broken up and mixed into the most creamy delicious milk chocolate you will ever taste.
Dave's Coffee Coffee Syrup (2 Bottles)
Dave's Coffee Coffee Syrup (2 Bottles)
We like coffee, and we like cold brewed coffee, and we really, really like this cold brewed coffee syrup. This all-natural thick coffee syrup is hand-roasted in small batches, cold-brewed and simmered with natural cane sugar. It's extremely sweet and intensely coffee-flavored.
Bruer Cold Bruer
Bruer Cold Bruer
Once we tried cold brewed coffee, we didn't look back. But we didn't know how easy it is to make it ourselves at home until now. Using the slow-drip brewing process, this cold brewer reveals the natural sweetness in coffee while producing a less acidic and less bitter cup.
Hasami Porcelain Mug - Natural
Hasami Porcelain Mug - Natural
Formed from porcelain made from natural Amakusa pottery stones and mixed with potter's clay, the appeal of the Hasami Mug lies in its tactile feel on your lips and in your hands.
Baratza Virtuoso Burr Coffee Grinder
Baratza Virtuoso Burr Coffee Grinder
With 40 precisely calibrated grind settings – ranging from the coarse grind used for a French press to an ultra-fine espresso grind – the Virtuoso makes quick work of transforming whole roasted coffee beans into uniform grounds.
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There's nothing worse than bad coffee. Oregon-based Stumptown's Holler Mountain is everything but. It has a creamy caramel flavor you won't be able to resist. Stumptown coffee, which has a cult following, is the perfect everyday luxury if you ask us.

11. Kaico Coffee Pot, $130

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Your coffee pot can be minimalistic, too, you know? This one, featuring Japanese aesthetics, is a beautiful showpiece for when guests come over.

12. Leif Sunday Sugar Pot, $20

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This precious sugar pot from Brooklyn-based Leif even comes with its own porcelain spoon. Plus, it fits right in with the black and white trend, if you're into that.

13. The Citizenry Grano Coffee Scoop, $55

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Quit scooping your coffee with a teaspoon and then putting it back in the drawer already. These Tzalam wood coffee scoops have one job, and one job only. And in case you're extra particular, they just happen to hold the perfect ratio of grounds to water. Plus, listen to how they're made: They're hand-carved by a group of seven artisans in The Yucatán and take about half a day to complete. Who knew coffee scoops could be so special?

14. Brew: Better Coffee At Home by Brian W. Jones, $14.39  

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Learn how to actually use all the fancy appliances in this article by reading this book written by a coffee expert. It breaks down the best brewing equipment and beans and doubles as a recipe book.

15. Compartes Donuts and Coffee Milk Chocolate, $9.95

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We're serious: There are donut chunks mixed into this chocolate bar. As well as coffee grounds, of course. It's truly one of a kind. The company behind it, Compartes, is LA-based and makes (highly creative) chocolate in small batches.

16. Dave's Coffee Coffee Syrup ( 2 ), $22

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This syrup can be drizzled over ice cream or blended with milk. Plus the coffee within is cold brewed, so it's not bitter at all. If you're always rushing around, this is quick and easy way to make a high-quality cup of joe to go.

17. Bruer Cold Bruer, $80

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Speaking of cold brew coffee, this appliance allows you to make it at home. Bruer is a Santa Cruz, California brand and the Cold Bruer is their signature product. It allows you to make consistently great cold brew coffee every day.

18. Hasami Porcelain Mug in Natural, $30

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Hasami — Japan's leading region for pottery — has a 400-year history of pottery making. Venice, California boutique owner Taku Shinimoto took inspiration from the Hasami tradition to create this tableware line with a modern twist.

19. Baratza Virtuoso Burr Coffee Grinder, $229.95

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Every coffee aficionado knows that there's no fresher way to drink a cup of joe than by grinding the beans just minutes before they're used. This Italian-made grinder has 40 grind settings ranging from coarse to ultra-fine. We dare you to say there's not a setting that works for you.