Brew Better

The Year’s Best New Coffee Equipment


Disruption in the world of coffee amounts to automating otherwise manual techniques in order to provide a better brew for professional baristas and home aficionados alike. At the Global Specialty Coffee Expo, companies small and large showcase their latest brewing technologies and most forward-thinking gear in the hopes of making great coffee more attainable, and the Best New Product designation honors the most compelling of the bunch. Among this year’s honorees are a premium mint syrup, an adjustable pour-over dripper and a touchscreen-operated automatic espresso machine. Click through for the full list, and see our favorites below.

Orion Bean Counter by Acaia Learn More

MIX Water Boiler by Marco Learn More

Oracle Touch by Breville Learn More

December Dripper by Acaia Learn More

Signature Mint Syrup by Torani $13

Green Tea Chai by Tipu’s Chai $9

How to Read a Bag of Coffee Beans

Three things that shape the flavor and quality of a bag of beans, according to Counter Culture Coffee’s Thomas Costello. Read the Story