Coffee & Espresso Accessories
Unfortunately, even the best machines don’t come with all the necessary accessories to pull and enjoy an espresso or milk-based espresso drink. If you only drink espresso, then you may not need a milk frother or stainless steel milk pitcher, but certain accessories, like bean grinders, are necessary unless you happen to buy a super-automatic espresso machine. Other accessories, like knock boxes, just make your life easier!
Here is an overview of accessories that you may want or need. Curated carries everything from tampers to cups, so make sure to connect with a Curated Expert to get personalized recommendations for the right accessories to use with your machine.
A high-quality tamper is a necessity for making espresso. Consistent pressure and leveling are key to a quality puck, and without a solid tamper, channeling is inevitable, making it impossible to pull a quality shot. There are a number of great tamping devices on the market, and Curated carries the perfect tampers for your needs!
Since espresso-making is akin to chemistry, having precise measurements are essential to pulling the perfect shot. An espresso scale allows you to measure your dose or pour with absolute precision. It takes any guesswork out of the equation, so you can always recreate your best recipe. With features like timers, and heat and water resistance, an espresso scale is an important addition to your home espresso bar.
Simple, yet overlooked, stainless steel milk pitchers are essential to your brewing station! You may think that a hefty investment like an espresso machine would include a milk pitcher, but that is generally not the case. If you love milk-based espresso drinks, a stainless steel milk pitcher is a must-have!
If you’ve ever struggled with beating your portafilter against your trashcan to dispose of an espresso puck, then you will understand why a simple device like a knock box is beloved by espresso enthusiasts. This little countertop device is generally made of stainless steel or hand-crafted from wood, with a non-slip silicone base. Simply knock your portafilter on the impact-absorbing bar and rid yourself of those pesky grounds!
Espresso cups come in seemingly every shape and size, and they are meticulously designed for espresso or espresso drinks. Whether you are looking for a ceramic or porcelain espresso cup, double-walled glass cups, or stainless steel mugs, Curated has all of the essential drinkware for your espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes!
Regular cleaning and descaling of your machine is a must! Because water quality is crucial to your espresso, you do not want your machine full of impurities. Curated carries a number of fine products to wash away all of the grit and grime that inevitably gets into every little nook and cranny of your machine. From descaling tablets to milk frother cleaners, we’ve got you covered.
Talk With an Expert
Whether you are buying a tamper, espresso cups, or cleaning and maintenance supplies as you jump into the coffee and espresso game, chat with a Coffee & Espresso Expert here on Curated who will help you find the perfect fit for your needs!