The Best Coffee Makers & Gadgets to Make the Perfect Latte at Home

Making our coffee in the morning is a sacred ritual that we absolutely cannot live with out. Much like the beloved Gilmore girls, our daily dose of caffeine brings us joy, keeps us friendly, and energizes us to take on the day—plus, there is nothing cozier than a warm cup of coffee on a crisp fall day. Check out these coffee Swears — our editors pinky promise they will up your at-home barista game.

Fellow Corvo EKG Electric Kettle

“Brewing the perfect cup of coffee or tea comes down to two things: Temperature and time. Different beans and tea leaves require various brewing time and heat, so it’s important to be precise. However, since the first thing I crave when I wake up in the morning is a warm cup of coffee or tea, it’s a hassle for my impatient self to grab a kettle, plop in a thermometer, and stare at it to make sure it reaches the correct temperature. So I’ve been on the search for the perfect electric kettle that comes with temperature settings, a timer, and a quick-brewing function for as long as I can remember. And my research has led me to the best option: Fellow’s Corvo EKG Kettle. This electric kettle, which is about the sleekest thing on my kitchen island, heats up so quickly that it usually reaches boiling point by the time I finish brushing my teeth. The temperature control makes it so easy to set exactly how hot my water should be, and it’ll even hold my chosen temp for an hour. It makes brewing the perfect cup of coffee in the morning a total no-brainer, and I genuinely can’t start my day without it.” –Nina Huang

YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler

“I use this mug nearly everyday! It keeps my drinks hot (not warm!) the entire day, allowing me to sip as slowly as I want. I love its minimalist look and dishwasher-safe materials. And unlike tons of other mugs and tumblers out there, Yeti offers a variety of sizes, including this very large 20 oz. option, which is the equivalent of a Starbucks Venti and ideal for a daily caffeine drinker like me. I love mine so much that it’s become my go-to gift and nearly everyone in my family has one now.” –Jessica Leigh Mattern

Clio Coffee brewer

“The Clio Coffee maker has been an absolute savior during my WFH days. It brews incredibly delicious yet strong coffee that rivals the lattes at my local coffeeshops. It brews a great cup in seconds without me having to do any of the work. Plus, I love that the pods are recyclable!” –Maya Gandara 

Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Machine

“I love this Italian-made Moka pot because it can brew piping hot, strong espresso in less than five minutes. I just fill the bottom chamber with water and the inner filter with ground espresso, attach the top, and heat on my stove until it boils. It can brew six cups at a time, and it is super easy to clean, too.”- Rebecca Carhart

Braun FreshSet 12-Cup Burr Coffee Grinder

“Grinding my own beans not only makes a major difference in freshness, but also allows me to customize for my favorite brewing method. No matter if I’m feeling like a French press or automatic drip, I don’t have to worry about gritty bits in my mug. I’ve been using this 12-cup grinder from Braun for more than a year and I’m still in awe. I love that it has more than a dozen different settings—from fine espresso to coarse French press—and that its burr grinder produces constantly uniform grounds with every use. I also appreciate that the machine has the option to grind by number of cups, meaning I don’t overestimate my batches. Lastly, the little included dusting brush and dishwasher-safe canister make it easy to clean.” –Katie Macdonald

Zulay Original Milk Frother

“I like a creamy cup of coffee first thing in the morning but I haven’t invested in a fancy coffee machine just yet — instead I use the MilkBoss Milk Frother. The hand-held tool mixes my creamer and coffee together, even foaming it a bit, which results in a barista-worthy blend from the comfort of my home. I like that I can also use it for blending up matcha drinks, protein shakes, and more. The best part? It’s only $14.” –Stephanie Perry 

Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup

“While I enjoy the routine of stopping by an IRL coffee shop to grab a fancy latte or iced matcha, working from home has forced me into becoming my own barista. And honestly? I don’t mind it. Not only am I saving that $, but I’ve never gotten more use out of my favorite coffee accessory — my reusable Stojo cup — since it’s become my go-to for brewing my own coffee and heading out the door. Since it easily collapses, I just throw it in my purse or hiking backpack depending on what the caffeine is fueling me for.” –Jayla Andrulonis

Jot Ultra Coffee

“I love my French press and the strong black coffee I make with it. However, every now and then I crave a barista-level creation for a bit of variety, and Jot Ultra Coffee makes whipping up gourmet coffee drinks almost too easy. You only need a tablespoon of the super-concentrated organic coffee to make a specialty drink. Over the summer, I enjoyed mixing my Jot with a cup of ice water for a refreshing iced coffee or a cup of cold almond milk when I felt like splurging on an iced latte. Now that it’s getting colder, I mix the strong coffee with boiling hot water topped with a bit of frothy milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s easy to use, delicious, and incredibly versatile.” –Christie Calucchia 

Nestle Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

“The biggest thing that gets in the way of me saving money isn’t my ability to buy tons of clothing at the drop of a hat but my love of iced coffee. Especially these days with working from home, I find myself walking around my neighborhood in Brooklyn on short breaks and wanting to stop into every cute little coffee shop I pass by. And while I’ll allow myself this small luxury once a week, $7 a latte is far too steep for every day. Instead, I’ve taken to making the lattes I love at home, mostly thanks to this milk frother. Before I had it, all of my coffee tasted so bland that it would put me into a bad mood. Now, all I do is pour some milk in here to froth it up and it recreates the coffee-shop latte taste instantly when I combine it with my coffee.” –Tara Gonzalez 

I am Karla, the Editorial Coordinator for SwearBy. Life moves pretty fast, and nothing makes me happier than curating the amazing product recommendations from this community so women can discover the best new products, quickly. Outside of SwearBy HQ, I spend my days with my kids, dogs, husband...and TRY to find time to travel and hang with friends