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Are you a coffee lover who yearns for café-quality coffee in the comfort of your own home? If so, it’s time to dive into the world of barista tools and equipment.

Mastering the art of coffee making requires more than just a great coffee machine and freshly roasted beans. A truly magnificent cup of coffee requires essential barista tools to craft the perfect home brew.

Quality Coffee Grinder:

The foundation of a great cup of coffee starts with freshly ground beans. A quality coffee grinder is an essential tool that ensures consistency and freshness. Look for a burr grinder, as it provides more control over the grind size. This allows you to adjust the grind according to your preferred brewing method, whether it’s espresso, pour-over, or French press.

Espresso Machine:

To truly embrace the art of being a home barista, an espresso machine is a must-have. While there are various types available, a semi-automatic espresso machine offers the perfect balance of control and convenience. Invest in a machine that allows you to adjust the temperature, pressure, and extraction time, enabling you to experiment and customise your brew to perfection.

Milk Frother:

For those who enjoy milk-based drinks like lattes and cappuccinos, a milk frother is indispensable. A handheld frother or a steam wand attachment for your espresso machine will create the velvety microfoam needed for latte art and a delightful textural experience. Practise your frothing technique and soon you’ll be impressing yourself and your guests with beautiful latte designs.

Digital Scale:

Consistency is key when it comes to brewing coffee. A digital scale is an invaluable tool that allows you to measure coffee grounds accurately and maintain the ideal coffee-to-water ratio. This precision ensures that you can replicate your favourite brews consistently and unlock the true flavours of your coffee.


An often overlooked tool, a tamper is essential for achieving an even and compact coffee puck when preparing espresso shots. Look for a tamper that fits comfortably in your hand and has a flat base that matches the size of your espresso machine’s portafilter. The right amount of pressure and a level tamp will result in a balanced extraction and a delicious espresso shot.

Brew Timer:

Timing is crucial in the coffee brewing process, and a brew timer can help you achieve precision and consistency. Whether you’re steeping a pour-over or pulling an espresso shot, a timer ensures that you’re following the ideal brewing time. This attention to detail will enhance the flavours and aromas of your coffee, allowing you to savour the perfect cup every time.

Coffee Scales:

For those who are passionate about exploring different brewing methods such as pour-over or AeroPress, coffee scales with built-in timers are a game-changer. These scales enable you to measure both the coffee grounds and the water weight accurately, ensuring that you achieve the desired strength and flavour extraction.

Knock Box:

Maintaining a clean and organised workspace is essential for a home barista. A knock box provides a convenient and hygienic solution for disposing of used coffee grounds. Choose a sturdy and well-designed knock box that fits seamlessly into your coffee setup, preventing mess and making cleanup a breeze.

Become a Home Barista with The Magnificent Barista Boys Barista Tools:

Our range of barista tools keeps on growing. If you’re looking for your own tools for home brews or the ideal gift for coffee-connoisseurs who are beyond the novice level of quality coffee making, here are some of our very own barista tool recommendations.


Barista & Co Measuring Spoon: Barista & Co The Scoop Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon in Copper has a long handle and provides measurement for 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon.

Cilio Classico Espresso Maker 6 cup: This Cilio Coffee Maker Classico prepares espresso the traditional Italian way within minutes. The stylish utensil is an eye-catcher for every kitchen and spreads the aromatic coffee flavour during preparation.

Barista & Co Coffee Bag Clips: Barista & Co Coffee Bag Clips Electric Metals (Set of 3) is the stylish way of keeping coffee and perishables fresher for longer.

Barista & Co milk Jug: The Barista Essential. All good baristas and coffee lovers need a go to milk pitcher that is accurate, durable and hard-wearing no matter what it is being used for and the Core Milk Pitcher doesn’t disappoint.

Barista & Co Shorty Pour Over Milk Jug 600ml: To get pour over right, it takes accuracy and control, something the Shorty Pour Over Jug was made for. The flow rate on the compact gooseneck spout has been tested hundreds of times to get what Barista & Co believes is the perfect pour. The handle-less design and silicone grip make the Shorty feel like an extension of your hand and gives the ultimate control and comfort.

Need tips on coffee brewing methods? Read our Ultimate Guide to Coffee Brewing Methods to learn more about brewing methods.

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