Best Coffee Apps to Brew like a Barista

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Audrey Harrison
Home brewer

Today, we have an app for everything. From booking a flight and fixing a tap leak to ordering food and shopping online, everything is at our fingertips. With technology at its peak, how can the world of coffee be left out?

The art of brewing a wonderful cup of coffee may seem simple at first, but it can quickly get intricate as you play with different brewing ratios of ground to water and different brew times; not to mention how meticulous espresso-making can get.

No wonder why tech-savvy coffee enthusiasts have knocked out some incredibly useful coffee apps to enhance your java-making experience. Here are our top picks for coffee apps for all tech and coffee enthusiasts out there that you’ll surely love to download. ‍

Best coffee apps: Our top picks

1) The App Barista

Are you one of those clumsy coffee makers who end up making an awful drink and gulping it down nonetheless? The App Barista is your knight in shining armor in times like these. No matter what you are craving—a cafe au lait or a short black—you can learn how to brew any coffee drink at home like a pro.

The app offers beautifully shot HD videos and detailed step-by-step instructions along with the estimated time of brewing, using which you can brew a perfect cup of coffee every time.

The app helps you maintain a log of your brewing process, like brew time, water-to-ground ratio, and a lot more. What more? You can explore the world of coffee and get a juicy bit of gossip about your favorite bean through their in-app blogging space. The App Barista is designed for both iOS and Android and is available to download for free.

The App Barista

What we like:

  • The app has a simple and intuitive interface.
  • It has an accurate coffee timer that lets you brew like a pro.
  • It offers quick and easy tutorials to make a wide variety of coffee drinks at your disposal.
  • Records and maintains a log of all your brews

What we don’t like:

  • There’s absolutely nothing we don’t like about this app. Therefore, it is at the top of our list.‍

2) Coffee.cup.guru

Coffee.cup.guru is the finest coffee brewing app for both Android and iOS that walks you through some of the scrumptious methods of brewing a great cup of coffee. The app has stunning animations, which show you how to brew coffee in a visually appealing manner.

Enjoy over 30 animated coffee recipes that work perfectly well with the AeroPress, French Press, Chemex, Hario V60, and Cupping methods. In addition, you can fine-tune your coffee-drinking experience by creating your own unique recipe. 

Coffee.cup.guru

What we like:

  • The app has a simple and intuitive interface.
  • It has an accurate coffee timer that lets you brew like a pro.
  • It offers quick and easy tutorials to make a wide variety of coffee drinks at your disposal.
  • Records and maintains a log of all your brews

What we don’t like:

  • This app could include more ways to make coffee, like a Moka pot.
  • The duration of each step is not automatically configured based on the size of the serving.

3) iBrewCoffee

iBrewCoffee is a one-of-a-kind coffee brewing app for iOS and Android that offers daily recommendations for the best coffee recipes. If you're a true coffee aficionado who can't start their day without a steaming mug of black gold, iBrewCoffee has you covered with hundreds of the greatest coffee recipes for making everything from cappuccino and espresso to dalgona and spiced pumpkin lattes.

All the coffee recipes are organized into distinct categories with handy instructions. The best part about this app is that it works even when you're offline.

Isn’t that great? To put it another way, the app finds the greatest coffee for you whenever you need instructions. Additionally, you can add your own coffee recipes to its journals so that you never lose track of them. 

iBrewCoffee

What we like:

  • It's easy to add your own coffee recipes.
  • Has an organized list of coffee recipes based on flavor characteristics, coffee types, and more. 
  • Comes with more than 50 popular brewing techniques.
  • It lets you record your brews.

What we don't like:

  • Nothing we can think of as the app works perfectly fine.

4) Filtru 

Filtru is yet another coffee timer app that provides useful instructions like "pour, mix, and wait" intervals. Not just that, the app features nine indulging coffee recipes, including Bonmac Dripper, Hario V60 (Pourover), Chemex, Beehouse Dripper, AeroPress, and so forth.

Several media outlets, including TIME, Caffeine, and Tele5 Polska, have featured this app. The app also allows you to join a community of like-minded coffee lovers by creating a free account. The app is available for both Android and iOS and is completely free!

Filtru 

What we like:

  • Offers 15 different methods to brew coffee.
  • Comes with AR guides.
  • Powerful automation and Bluetooth compatibility.
  • Keep track of all the coffee you've made using a journal. 

What we don't like:

  • We feel the interface could have been sleeker.

5) Brew Ratio App

This app is all about brewing the best cup of coffee. These ratios range from 1:15 to the "golden ratio," which is 1:18, and are designed for drippers rather than other methods. Once you select your desired coffee strength, the app will tell you how much water and coffee you'll need to brew like a pro.

Brew Ratio by Andrew Bangs is a great tool to have on hand, even if you just need to know the ratio for a single cup. For every drop of water you add, it will inform you precisely how much coffee you will need, and the other way around as well. The app is available for iOS and is free to download.

What we like:

  • Has a unit converter for measuring in different units.
  • Comes with a timer that works even when the app is in the background.

What we don’t like:

  • The app does not include recipes.
  • Not available for Android.

6) Beanhunter 

It is time to take this one a tad more seriously. Are you one of those people who hunt down and pick almost every coffee bean, thoroughly inspecting it for maximum satisfaction? We would like to think of Beanhunter as Mr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes-like you in the coffee realm.

Beanhunter is an app that will help you find the best local coffee shops and baristas, no matter where you are. Currently centered in 180 cities around the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, and more, its database is being flooded with some of the world's finest coffeehouses.

The app is available for both Android and iOS platforms and is free to download. Join this app to get your hands on some of the best coffees in the world. 

Beanhunter

What we like:

  • It lets you find the best coffee shops and cafes around you.
  • Share your own coffee experiences.
  • Search the best places to drink coffee based on name, location, and rankings.
  • Gives directions, working hours, and a cafe overview.
  • Lets you share listings with friends.

What we don’t like:

  • The app interface is sloppy.

7) Coffee 101

Coffee 101 is a coffee-centric app that aims to educate its users. The app's brewing manual covers the basics of coffee preparation, from selecting the right beans to learning about the distinct ways to roast and brew them.

As a bonus, you'll find recommendations for a wide range of coffee accessories to help you zero in on the perfect setup. This is not a quiz that will leave you scratching your head, but an app that will help you soak up information through a series of simple steps. This app is free to download.

Coffee 101

What we like:

  • Perfect for those who are just getting started with coffee and want to learn more! 
  • The Timer Tool allows you to keep track of your brew time. 
  • A list of essential coffee tools will help you become a barista. 

What we don’t like: 

  • Does not work on Android devices. 
  • The app could perhaps include more brewing techniques.

These are our top favorite apps, which are the best among the lot to give you just the perfect dose of caffeine. It’s time you try it for yourself to bring out the professional coffee maker in you!

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I am a coffee aficionado based in Seattle. I have devoted my passion and expertise to perfecting the art of home coffee brewing. I became known for my exquisite pour-over and espresso creations. I source coffee beans from local roasters and explores ...