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Become a barista at home with these coffee gadgets

Fancy coffee drinks are one of life's greatest treasures, but shelling out $4 every day for a grande caramel macchiato from Starbs will definitely start to add up. Because of the pandemic, more people than ever are making their coffee concoctions at home—and now you can, too. Whether you're testing the TikTok whipped coffee trend or brewing a tried-and-true mocha, with just a few nifty gadgets, you'll be turning your kitchen into a café in no time.

Milk frother

Is it really a latte if it doesn't have any foam? A milk frother can be used on both hot and cold drinks, and it creates foamy perfection on top of your coffee. This battery-operated milk frother from IKEA is only $2.99 and works like a charm. 

Coffee stirrers

Sure, you could just opt for some wooden stirrers, but why not invest in a cute, reusable pair? We love these colorful donut stirrers from Amazon. They will certainly bring a little sweetness to your cup of coffee.

Pour over kettle

If pour over coffee is your thing, you *need* to check out this drip kettle from Amazon. It has a built-in thermometer, so you can ensure your water is the perfect temperature for a flavorful roast. The gooseneck spout allows for optimal water flow and control. 

Flavor syrups

Looking to create a delicious caramel mocha or peppermint latte? Flavor syrups add a special flair to your brew. Try these Torani syrups from Target, or head to your local TJ Maxx to find some unique flavors. 

Cold brew pitcher

Prefer your coffee iced? This cold brew pitcher can be used with any type of coffee grounds to make a café-quality cold brew overnight. Add a splash of cream, and you've got yourself a bold, homemade pick-me-up.

Floating shelves

Now that you've got all your cute coffee accessories, you probably need somewhere to store them. These floating shelves have space for your gadgets *and* your mugs, so you can keep everything in one place. Plus, they're super stylish!

What's your favorite at-home coffee creation? Snap a pic of your coffee and tag us on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Kathleen O'Neill | 1/3/2021
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