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10 Best Coffee Makers that Make Amazing Coffee Anywhere at Any Time

10 Best Coffee Makers that Make Amazing Coffee Anywhere at Any Time

When you want a cup of great coffee, you’re likely to go to the coffee shop. After all, it’s easier to let others make a good one for you (and maybe even add a design on top) than to do it yourself. It’s also convenient and leaves you with nothing to clean up.

Even if you like to make your own coffee, time doesn’t allow for it. When you’re rushing out the door already running behind, a quick stop at a cafe is quicker than going through the steps in your own kitchen.

Having your own good coffee maker at home is ideal, but it can be difficult to choose the right one or get the right amount of use.

This list of coffee makers is handpicked by the coffee lovers of the Lifehack team, and will solve every problem you have thought about making your own good coffee at home (and anywhere you want). With these coffee makers, you can make good coffee portable.

1. GINO Pour-Over Collection

    Pour-over coffee is as delicious as it is beautiful to watch. This GINO Pour-Over set offers the experience without a bulky setup.

    Ideal for: Coffee connoisseurs who love the taste and process of pour-over coffee and would like a setup they can easily pack for a weekend trip.

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    Set includes One GINO server, One GINO dripper, One box of 100 GINO paper filters.

    GINO Pour-Over Collection – $74.95

    2. Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with Wood Stand

      This attractive setup comes with looks and functionality. The glass carafe is made from borosilicate glass, ensuring your coffee never tastes stale.

      Ideal For: The coffee drinker who wants the look of a professional setup at an amateur price.

      Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with Wooden Stand $33.01

      3. CUB 15-Minute Cold Brew Coffee System

        While this Kickstarter project didn’t meet its funding goal, it’s still on the list for wishful thinking! Cold brew coffee, really good cold brew coffee, is delicious and ideal for summer days. But have you ever made it yourself? It takes forever!

        This nifty invention makes highly caffeinated, less acidic, smooth tasting cold brew in just 15 minutes.

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        Ideal for: The cold brew lover who doesn’t have time to wait.

        Support this 15 minute cold brew system on Kickstarter.

        4. Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher System

          Unlike cold press coffee which can leave a bitter taste and acidic feel, this coffee pitcher system provides great flavor by extracting all the natural flavor of coffee or tea.

          Ideal for: The sharing coffee maker. This set makes up to six cups at a time, making it the perfect set for entertaining caffeine loving guests.It can also be used for iced coffee, and cold brew loose leaf tea.

          Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher System – $19.95

          5. Hario Small Coffee Grinder

            Coffee lovers know that no matter how you make your coffee, if you’re using low-grade coffee grounds, it just isn’t as delicious as you want it to be. This compact grinder allows you to grind your favorite high-quality beans to use with whatever method you prefer.

            Ideal for: The picky coffee drinker who likes to incorporate the process into kitchen decor.

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            Hario Small Coffee Grinder – $29.98

            6. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

              This adorable espresso maker is practically pocket sized. A must for every espresso addict.

              Ideal for: Espresso enthusiasts who want the ability to make espresso from anywhere.

              MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker – $52

              7. Cafflano Kompact Coffee Press

                This multi-tasking coffee press makes hot coffee, cold brew and even tea using loose leaves. It’s compact, portable and super light.

                Ideal For: The traveler who never wants to be without their favorite beverage.

                Cafflano Compact Coffee Press – $64.94

                8. Willow & Everett Electric Gooseneck Kettle for Pour Over Coffee

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                  Electric kettles are nothing new, but this one is a game-changer. It’s specially designed to provide slow, controlled flow of water. This is ideal in extracting the most flavor when you brew coffee or tea using the pour-over method.

                  It heats up quickly and independently, allowing you to walk away while it works. As a safety measure, it has an automatic shut-off feature to power down.

                  Ideal for: The coffee drinker who likes to multitask. Tend to household chores while this kettle heats up, and don’t worry about getting hurt; the spill-free lid ensures your hands are safely away from the hot water.

                  Willow and Everett Electric Gooseneck Kettle – $44.99

                  9. Tripresso Portable Coffee Machine

                    This handheld 2 in 1 extraction system uses Barsetto capsules and ground coffee. With a weight of 1/5 a household coffee machine, it can conveniently be used anywhere.

                    Ideal for: The caffeiated traveler. This machine only requires 80ml of hot water and 7g coffee powder or coffee capsule. You can use it just about anywhere!

                    Barsetto Portable Espresso Coffee Machine – $74.90

                    10. KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

                      This cold brew coffee maker looks great in your kitchen, and it’s super simple to use. Fill it with coffee and cold water and wait for the steeping to complete.

                      Ideal for: The cold brew aficionado who likes to stay well stocked. It makes up to 14 servings without taking up much counter space, and the 28oz of coffee concentrate can stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.

                      KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker – $99.99

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                      Published on March 22, 2019

                      14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go

                      14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go

                      Greasy hamburgers at lunch or a buttered bagel is not everyone’s idea of a dream lunch. Healthy eating is important but not always so easy when you have little time on your hands. You may be forced to eat snacks that you do not enjoy in a rush.

                      However, there are recipes that do not involve spending a lot of time or having special culinary skills. Try these 14 healthy easy recipes for busy people on the go.

                      1. Green Salads

                        Photo credit: bake your day

                        Salads are super easy to make and require no cooking at all. Just chop up the ingredients and put it in a Tupperware and you are good to go. You can make a lot at once and keep for later.

                        Ingredients:

                        • Kale
                        • Lemon
                        • Olive oil
                        • Salt
                        • Pepper

                        How to make it:

                        1. Chop kale into small bite-size pieces. Squeeze out the lemon juice and whisk in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
                        2. Toss kale in the mix and add bean sprouts or cheese

                        2. Chickpea Slaw

                          Photo credit: Unsweetened Caroline

                          Ingredients:

                          • ¼ cup plain yogurt
                          • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
                          • 1 tbsp. water
                          • Salt
                          • Black pepper
                          • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
                          • 2 ½ cups of sliced green cabbage
                          • 2 stalks celery (sliced)
                          • 2 shredded carrots
                          • 2 tbsps. sesame seeds (toasted)

                          How to make it:

                          1. Stir together yogurt, vinegar, water, salt, and pepper.
                          2. Add in chickpeas, cabbage, celery, and carrots.
                          3. Toss and sprinkle in sesame seeds.

                          3. Juice Your Greens

                            Photo credit: Loving it Vegan

                            Ingredients:

                            • A handful of kale
                            • A handful of cabbage
                            • A handful of parsley
                            • A stalk of celery
                            • An apple or a pear

                            How to make it:

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                            1. Place the ingredients one at a time into your juicer.
                            2. Put it in your favorite bottle and you are done!

                            4. Steamed Veggies And Meat

                              Photo credit: Gimme some oven

                              This recipe includes meat but does not take years to prepare. Steaming cooks the meal really fast. If you are a vegan, you can use tofu to substitute the meat.

                              Ingredients:

                              • Broccoli
                              • Meat (of your choice)
                              • Olive oil
                              • Salt
                              • Pepper
                              • Apple cider vinegar

                              How to make it:

                              1. Steam broccoli and meat in a steamer while drizzling the meat with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
                              2. Remove the broccoli when it becomes soft and the meat when it is well cooked.
                              3. Remember to sprinkle on some salt and pepper.

                              5. Seared Meat and Vegetables

                                Photo credit: Gimme some oven

                                A skillet will come in handy for this dish. And yes, it is another meal with veggies and meat, you cannot go wrong with this. It is a mix and matches meaning you can switch up the oils, seasonings, and vegetables according to your taste.

                                Ingredients:

                                • Ground meat (of your choice)
                                • Vegetables (anyone you fancy)
                                • Organic oil/butter
                                • Store bought sauce/dressing
                                • Salt

                                How to make it:

                                1. Cook meat with heated organic oil/butter in a skillet over moderate heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
                                2. Add in shredded and chopped vegetables and stir until the meat cooks and the vegetables are semi-soft.
                                3. Put your salt or dressing to give it some extra flavor.

                                6. Green Smoothie

                                  Photo credit: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

                                  Smoothies are quite filling and combine fruits and vegetables for a healthy breakfast if you need to rush out in the morning.

                                  Ingredients:

                                  • 1 tbsp. Spirulina
                                  • 1 banana
                                  • 1 cup blueberries
                                  • Milk/Soy milk
                                  • Blend till smooth and enjoy. To make it thicker, add ice in with the ingredients.
                                  • A tea smoothie

                                  Note: If you like green tea, then try out this smoothie that uses your favourite tea and fruits:

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                                  • ¾ cup green tea
                                  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
                                  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
                                  • 2 tsp. Agave nectar
                                  • 1 small pear
                                  • 2 tbsps. fat-free plain yogurt

                                  How to make it:

                                  Blend until smooth.

                                  7. Feta Omelet and Toast

                                    Photo credit: Improved Health Club

                                    Toast and eggs will definitely taste different from this recipe.

                                    Ingredients:

                                    • Chopped broccoli
                                    • 2 eggs
                                    • 2 tsp. Feta cheese (crumbled)
                                    • 2 slices toasted bread
                                    • Olive oil

                                    How to make it:

                                    1. Cook broccoli for three minutes in heated skillet.
                                    2. Mix feta, eggs, and dill in a bowl and cook in the pan for 3-4 minutes.
                                    3. Eat with toast.

                                    8. Banana and Almond Toast

                                      Photo credit: Dolly and Oatmeal

                                      This recipe is sure to keep you full until lunchtime.

                                      Ingredients:

                                      • 1 tbsp. almond butter
                                      • 1 slice rye bread
                                      • 1 sliced banana

                                      How to make it:

                                      Cover toast with almond butter and put banana slices.

                                      9. Quinoa

                                        Photo credit: Kitchme

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                                        You can cook the quinoa the night before to reduce the amount of time spent on the dish.

                                        Ingredients:

                                        • 1 cup cooked quinoa
                                        • 1/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
                                        • 1 small tomato (chopped)
                                        • 1 scallion (chopped)
                                        • 1 tsp. olive oil
                                        • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
                                        • Salt
                                        • Pepper

                                        How to make it:

                                        Gently toss all the ingredients in a bowl and voila, you are done.

                                        10. Hummus and Beans

                                          Photo credit: Pinch and swirl

                                          Mashing your beans to create hummus takes just a few minutes.

                                          Ingredients:

                                          • ¼ cup canned white beans
                                          • 1 tbsp. chopped chives
                                          • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
                                          • 2 tsp. olive oil
                                          • Assorted Vegetables (chopped)

                                          How to make it:

                                          1. Combine beans, chives and lemon juice in a small bowl and mash till smooth.
                                          2. Add assorted vegetables.

                                          11. Egg Sandwich

                                            Photo credit: Home Sweet Eats

                                            Ingredients:

                                            • 2 cooked eggs (chopped)
                                            • 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
                                            • 2 tbsp. red bell peppers (chopped)
                                            • ¼ curry powder
                                            • Salt
                                            • Pepper
                                            • Rye bread
                                            • ½ fresh spinach

                                            How to make it:

                                            1. Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt, and pepper and stir well.
                                            2. Place the spinach on the rye bread and egg salad.

                                            12. Swiss Sandwich and Ham

                                              Photo credit: My Recipe Magic

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                                              Whip up a simple but tasty sandwich.

                                              Ingredients:

                                              • 1 tbsp. Greek yogurt
                                              • ¼ Tsp. dried dill
                                              • 2 slices bread
                                              • 1-ounce lean sliced ham
                                              • 1 pear (sliced)
                                              • 1 1- ounce slice Swiss cheese

                                              How to make it:

                                              1. Combine yogurt and dill in a bowl and stir until blended.
                                              2. Spread mix on bread slices with ham, pear slices, cheese, and bread slice.

                                              13. Salmon Noodles

                                                Photo Credit: Killing Thyme

                                                Noodles take just a few minutes to cook and are extremely tasty.

                                                Ingredients:

                                                • 4 ounces noodles or spaghetti
                                                • 5 ounces asparagus (cut)
                                                • 1 (6-oz) salmon fillet
                                                • 1tbsp sesame oil
                                                • Zest and juice of 1-2 limes
                                                • Salt
                                                • Fresh pepper
                                                • 4 ounces cucumber (cut)
                                                • ½ avocado

                                                How to make it:

                                                1. Cook noodles for 6-8 minutes until soft.
                                                2. Strain and then add asparagus to boiling water.
                                                3. Cook for 2 minutes then rinse with cold water.
                                                4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes.

                                                14. Spaghetti Squash

                                                  This is one of my favourite recipes on the go (all it takes is 20 mins)! I substitute pasta for spaghetti squash. No plate needed.

                                                  Ingredients:

                                                  • 1 spaghetti squash
                                                  • 2 tsp of olive oil
                                                  • 2 pinch’ of salt
                                                  • 2 pinch’ of pepper

                                                  Steps: 

                                                  Check out the detailed steps in this full recipe here.

                                                  All these recipes can be prepared with ease and have carbs, proteins and fat to keep you energized until your next meal.

                                                  Featured photo credit: Brandy S via unsplash.com

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