I've always loved coffee, but when I was right in the throes of my baby's fourth trimester and severely sleep deprived, I loved my morning cup even more because it was the push I needed to start my day. In fact, one of the best gifts we got from our baby registry was a coffee maker with—wait for it—a timer that allowed my husband and I to leave it ready before we went to bed and wake up to both a crying baby but also our house smelling like freshly brewed coffee.
I know I'm not alone in this love for coffee because there's even an International Coffee Day, celebrated this year on September 29th. So get your wallet ready and let's celebrate this very important day IMHO with awesome products that will make coffee drinking go from mundane to a ritual in your day. Self-care can be anything you love, mama, so enjoy your cup of joe!
Here are our favorite products for all the coffee-loving mamas out there:
Who doesn't love options? This highly-rated design from Hamilton Beach can get you started with a pot a in the morning and deliver just a single cup during the afternoon slump. It's simple and easy-to-use with a programmable feature and auto-shut off after two hours.
If "fuss-free" is your number one concern, Keuring's 4.6 star rated model gets fresh brewed coffee in your hands in less than one minute. It accommodates four different cup sizes (6, 8, 10, or up to 12 oz.) and features a strong brew option when you need a little extra.
Not a must by any means, but if you're serious about your coffee ritual, you know that grinding your own beans is the key to the ultimate cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, they can be super pricey. (Like used car prices pricey 😱.) While this one is still an investment, it's on the lower end of the spectrum and comes super highly recommended by baristas and home coffee connoisseurs alike.
Ethically-sourced and delicious whether you drink it black or dressed up, you can't go wrong with Intelligentsia coffee. It's a lighter roast, but a general crowd-pleaser.
However, if you're looking for a cup of coffee that's the equivalent of the ice-bath challenge, the self-professed "world's strongest coffee" from Death Wish Coffee Co. might be your speed. The organic and fair-trade brand produces double-strength coffee that's guaranteed to get your morning off to an energetic start.
Yamazaki is one of our go-tos for stylish organization. The clean, minimalist sugar and coffee jars go with all kinds of decor to keep things tidy and organized.
If you drink your coffee with milk, this bestselling hand milk foamer will take your coffee game to the next level in no time. It's highly reviewed on Amazon, like, 6,800+ 5-star reviews good. It can also be used to make the perfect hot chocolate for your kids in the winter!
You can't make drip coffee without these, and after testing a million different other brands, Melita coffee filters are unbeatable. They don't break when you pull them out once you're done making your brew and it does not affect the flavor of your coffee.
To keep your coffee hot while on the go (or you know, chasing after your kids inside the house) the Fellow Carter Move Mug is key. It's the only travel mug that gives you the full coffee-drinking experience with all the aromas and tastes without compromise. The unique design features a snap-in splash guard to keep it from making mess while the inside ceramic coating keeps it hot without that dreaded metallic taste of stainless steel.
So, on average how many times do you reheat that same cup of coffee every morning? Once because someone pooped their pants the second you poured it. Twice because you were then interrupted by a scavenger hunt for someone's left rain boot. Three times because you completely forgot about it in the microwave after the boot was found, right? WELL. TIMES HAVE CHANGED, MAMA. Enter the Ember mug . Packed with an app-enabled heating element, the Ember mug keeps hot beverages at exactly the temperature you tell it to long enough for you to drink it. Honestly, I never expected to love it so much—but after being gifted one for my birthday, I swear, my morning coffee has never been so enjoyable.
Speaking of cold drinks, if you are more into cold brew instead, this coffee maker has a super fine mesh that will keep grounds out of your freshly brewed coffee. You can also brew coffee ahead of time and leave it inside the fridge for next morning when you'll be needing some. (Read more about why we love it here !)
If you want to recreate your favorite Starbucks drink at home, you're going to need these delicious flavored syrups from the brand. Mix them up and create your own favorite concoction!
If you're looking for a snack to go with your cup of joe, add this Icelandic coffee+milk flavored chocolate from Omnom. It's delicious, ethically sourced and the packaging is so beautiful you'll want to keep forever. I dare you to not eat the whole bar in one sitting, it's that good.
For many coffee lovers, pour-over coffee is the preferred method, but when you're a busy mama, you need something that is just a little bit easier and a lot more automatic. Which is why we love this electric version from Brim. It keeps your coffee at the ideal keep warm temperature of 176 degrees (no more cold coffee, mama!) and you don't have to fuss with any paper filters since it comes with its own permanent built-in filter. (And it's currently 25% off with coupon on Amazon !)
However, if you've got the time and dedication to the craft, we have to recommend the gorgeous pour over set up from the pros at Fellow. Their carafe-style design makes it super simple to brew a consistently amazing cup of coffee and if you make more than you need, the silicone cap stores it for later. Add in one of their stunning electric kettles and you've got the ultimate coffee set up.
When you finally get the kids out the door (or maybe out to play with your partner or grandparent) you should totally cozy up under this Sunday Citizen throw that will make you feel like you're getting hugged by it. Grab your favorite book or watch you favorite show while you get some alone time with your best friend: coffee.
This article was originally published in September 2020. It has been updated.
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