Coffee is the lifeblood of the American workforce.
Withstanding the test of time, coffee is now a global staple, even as other alternatives try force their way down consumers’ throats.
Whether you need a break from high specialty coffee prices or are just tired of the commercialization of coffee and want something more down-to-earth, here are a few apps that won’t burn your beans.
Ready to take a trip off the beaten path and find that local coffee shop you can call your own? CoffeeGuru helps you do that.
With over 7,000 listings of shops in the US, Canada, and elsewhere, it’s a handy app to have if you’re heading on a trip, or just need something new. The app provides helpful information on which coffee shops grind their own beans, what flavors and blends are offered, who utilizes fair-trade sources, etc.
Similar to CoffeeGuru, BeanHunter offers reviews of coffee shops mainly in Australia, but also includes brew shops in New York and London.
In addition to shop ratings and beans used, this app highlights specifically new coffee shops. This feature gives you, the consumer, a chance to discover it before your friends and coworkers while the coffee shop receives a bit of publicity early on. (How else can you taste new coffee if you don’t know who’s brewing it?)
Tired of coffee shops altogether and just want to save money by brewing at home? This app gives step-by-step instructions on how to do just that.
It also breaks down coffee lingo and terms for you, which can be very intimidating when playing 20 questions with a knowledgeable barista should you order out. Types, brews, toppings, the app has suggestions for it all, so take your time and find your new perfect cup.
4.) Art of Coffee
This app is pure glitz and glamour.
Learn over 30 foam designs to choose from, and guides on how to make them all. You’ll amaze friends and families as you make that specialty cup of coffee a delicious work of art.
Not coffee specific, but as consumer demand for key information drives more and more of our purchasing decisions, this app becomes a lifesaver.
With the scan of a barcode, ingredients, nutritional impact, and even fair-trade information is displayed at your fingertips. Green products, ethical products, it’s all in there and ready to be personalized to the categories that affect your buying most.
As you cruise through technology to read what the latest buzz is for coffee in your neck of the woods, don’t forget to keep your cup of joe safe. Whether on the go a couple thousand feet in the air or cruising around on a mobility scooter, remember our cup holder can keep your coffee safe and your hands browsing the latest and greatest.
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