My Coffee Bar Must-Haves & What I Use In Instagram Reels

coffee bar must-haves

I love my home coffee bar. Once you learn to make your own favorite coffeehouse drinks, it becomes a bit of an addiction. Customizing each drink to your own preferences and knowing you can get it exactly right each time becomes a daily source of happiness. 

Plus, over time, you can really save money, without sacrificing your favorite coffee drinks, by making them at home. This doesn’t mean I still don’t enjoy visiting my favorite coffee houses, but I can save those for days when I really want them, rather than feeling like I need to go every day. 

I’ve been sharing my favorite coffee recipes at home (and some of my coffee house drinks, too) on my Instagram and wanted to create a post where I can link to all of the things I use to make my coffee at home. 

So, if you’ve seen a coffee recipe, or a Nespresso pod, or a cool glass in my pictures or videos, this is the place to find all the links. I’ve broken it into sections to keep it organized and I’ll update as I add things to my collection. 


My Coffee Bar Must-Haves: 

This post contains affiliate links. I bought most of these items with my own money and only recommend what I use and love. If you make a purchase through my links, I may receive a commission at no cost to you. Cheers!

coffee bar must-haves

1. Nespresso Vertuoline Machine – find the 9 best Nespresso machines here

2. Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother

3. Nespresso pod storage

4. Hario V60 pour over

5. Hario V60 pour over filters

6. Milk Boss hand frother, UPDATE: I now use this milk frother and it works even faster. 

7. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettlefull review on this here

8. Bodum Coffee Grinder

9. Espresso double shot glass (I use this for brewed shots so that they cool a bit before I pour them over ice). UPDATE: I also use these espresso double shot glasses that look so cool. 

10. UPDATE Little Milk Pitcher – If you’ve seen this cute little milk pitcher in my videos, here is the link!

coffee bar must-haves

1. Glass bottles – for homemade syrups

2. Stumptown coffee beans – some of the best!

3. Stok Cold Brew Coffee – the best cold brew, read the full cold brew taste test here

4. Torani Vanilla Syrup – when I don’t make my own, I like this one

5. Torani Cinnamon Syrup – you can make it at home, or buy this one

6. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup – so delicious, but you can always make it at home. You can also make just brown sugar syrup, too.

7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – so good, makes a great copycat for the Dutch Bros Cookie Dough Cold Brew. I also used it to make this delicious cookie dough iced coffee at home. 

8. Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sauce

9. Ghirardelli Caramel Sauce

10. Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce – use this to make the best iced mocha recipe ever

11. Silk Sweet & Creamy Almond Creamer – my favorite creamer ever

coffee bar must-haves

*I’m always adding more tumblers and glasses to my collection. The best place for updated links is on my Instagram under the highlight LINKS

1. Beer can glass use these for almost all of my coffee recipes and videos

2. Antique glass – use these for my spoons, measuring spoons and Nescafe packets

3. Clear coffee mugs – love the double wall for insulation

4. Glass tumblers – these have a silicone sleeve

5. Glass tumbler – this daisy print is so sweet. I used this in this coffee video. 

6. Reduce tumbler – another great tumbler I use all the time. I shared all my favorite coffee tumblers in this post. 

7. Measuring spoons – love this set with the wooden handles

8. Gold spoons – these sweet little spoons are perfect for the coffee bar

9. Glass straws – I also like metal straws, for iced coffees, but these glass ones are the ones I use in most of my videos

Best Nespresso Pods: 

If you’re looking for the best Nespresso pods, in my opinion, here is what I recommend: 

Starbucks Espresso Pods – MY FAVORITE!

Double Chiaro Espresso Pod

Iced Forte Iced Coffee Pods



Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see all of the newest recipes. It can take me a bit longer to get them live on the blog. 

Get roasted, 





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