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Coffee Accessories and Coffee Bar Upgrades

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: March 24, 2020 5 min read

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At Whole Latte Love, we pride ourselves on being a resource for coffee and espresso lovers to upgrade their setup at home or in the office without having to buy all new machines and grinders. Instead, we offer top-performing accessories and parts, whether you need to swap out an old filter for a new one or upgrade to an accessory that will improve your brewing experience. Here’s a quick list of some of our favorite, top-performing accessories to really improve consistency in brewing your espresso and upgrade your home (or office) barista toolbox.

Best Coffee Accessories & Coffee Accessories for Your Kitchen

IMS Baristapro Baskets and Screens

Close Up of IMS Nanotech Shower Screen

IMS manufactures precision shower screens to assist in water distribution and flow.

Designed in collaboration with the 2008 Italian Cup Tasting Champion, Sauro Dall’Aglio, and IMS, Baristapro baskets and screens are top of the line accessories for helping you to pull a more even and flavorful shot of espresso. Double-punched with exactly 661 holes and brushed with nanoquartz coating for a non-stick finish, these baskets relieve backpressure, avoid channeling, and promote a smoother extraction.

The screens benefit from IMS' specific distribution of holes, too, allowing for better, more even water flow through the coffee puck. The nanotech technology reduces any residue and stickiness in your basket making for a super easy cleanup process. If you’re looking to level up your brewing experience, we’d definitely recommend upgrading to Baristapro baskets and screens, you’ll love the improvement in your extractions.

Precision Shower Screens & Baskets

BWT Water Filters

If you’re tired of going through the hassle of descaling your machine, then it’s time to invest in BWT water filters. BWT products range from in-tank filters to plummable cartridges and aid in filtering out unwanted tastes and smells by removing heavy metals like copper and zinc and chemicals like chlorine from your water using ion exchange. This removes calcium from your water and significantly reduces scale build-up in your machine.

Investing in a BWT filter is a timesaver, it extends the time between you having to descale your machine and keeps your espresso tasting rich and full of flavor. You can rest easy at night knowing that your coffee will taste good as new when your brew your latte in the morning, and it's all thanks to an innovative filter keeping espresso lovers like you brewing and sipping clean-tasting espresso for months on end.

For Plummable Machines
BWT Bestmax Premium Filter Package w/Besthead FLEX

BWT Bestmax Premium Filter Package w/Besthead FLEX

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Complete your Set-Up with the BWT Bestmax Premium Filter Package Please Note: The BWT filter heads are threaded with two 3/8" Male BSP fittings. For plumbing into NPT water lines, you will need to ...
For Tank-Only Machines
BWT Bestsave M Anti Scale Filter

BWT Bestsave M Anti Scale Filter

22 Reviews
Complete your Set-Up with the BWT Bestsave M Anti Scale Filter BWT's Bestsave water filter is an in tank filter that protects your machine against scale buildup and helps to improve the taste your ...

If you're looking for more in-tank solutions, look here. If you want something for your water line (especially useful for plumbed-in machines), look here.

The Acaia Lunar Scale

Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale in Black

Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale in Black

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Complete Your Set-Up with the Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale The Acaia Lunar offers a robust scale built to thrive in a commercial environment. Anodized aluminum construction, fortified by water-resist...

Your brewing experience can only get better with the Acaia Lunar Scale. It’s a water-resistant scale allowing you to measure exact values for getting a consistent espresso every time. Place it on top of your drip tray to measure the liquid volume of your espresso and you’ll notice that the Acaia lunar measures every drip of espresso that hits the cup. It’s compact and precise and can only improve consistency when extracting espresso.

Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale Weighing a Coffee Dose

The Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale is ideal for measuring the weight of ground coffee and liquid espresso.

It measures down to 0.01g and features a built-in timer that displays alongside weight measurements, auto-off programming, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a life of 20-30 hours per charge. Many Acaia scale users couple the Lunar with a placement mat for their portafilter for even tamping and weighing their coffee grounds straight from the grinder.

The Asso Jack Leveler

Asso Jack Levelers have been a popular alternative to tampers for baristas looking for extreme consistency when preparing for espresso. With the Jack Leveler, you’ll spend less time wondering if you tamped properly and more time getting consistent results. The ridges on the leveler help to level out your grounds, even around the perimeter of your portafilter, essentially replacing the need to tamp.

You’ll see this feature in action if you’re using a bottomless portafilter especially; the espresso will distribute evenly through the bottom of the basket. It also helps that the Jack Levelers come in a variety of designs, making this accessory look really cool sitting on your countertop.

Pick the Jack that Best Suits Your Style!

Baratza Sette Drop Down Portafilter Hook

Baratza Sette Drop Down PortaFilter Hook

Baratza Sette Drop Down PortaFilter Hook

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This accessory for the Baratza Sette series grinders improves their overall functionality by increasing the distance between the dispensing chute and the portafilter. The increased space allows for...

The Baratza Sette Drop Down Portafilter Hooks are an accessory that you probably didn’t know you needed until now. If you own any of Baratza’s Sette grinders, Baratza’s Sette hooks can be installed on the existing hooks allowing you to put taller portafilter baskets into the grinder. This gives you an additional inch or so of clearance above the portafilter, so if you have a taller mound of coffee, you won’t have to worry about it impacting the grinding chute.

This is a particularly useful accessory if you own the Sette 30; the hooks allow you to have a hands-free experience with the grinder so that you can focus on other things.

Baratza Sette 30 Espresso Grinder

Baratza Sette 30 Espresso Grinder

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The Sette 30 is a programmable, timed grinder that features Baratza’s innovative straight-thru design for seriously low retention grinding. Its 31 grind settings, versatility and reliability make the Sette 30 an excellent entry level espresso grinder at a veritable value.

Where to Buy Coffee Accessories

There you have it, five of our top-performing accessories to upgrade your brewing experience. If you happen to pick up these accessories for the holiday season, we’d love to hear what you think by giving us a review on any of these products. We’re confident that these accessories will take your experience to the next level. If you’re looking for more fun accessories to add to your home or office coffee bar, we have a lot more where these came from. Check out our accessories page for more products including mugs, cups, saucers, knock boxes, tampers scales and more!

Jahasia Cooper
Jahasia Cooper

Jahasia is the newest Copywriter at Whole Latte Love. She has previous experience working as a Barista and on the management team at a coffee shop and is happy to share everything she knows and loves about the world of coffee and espresso. While she's not writing awesome content for Whole Latte Love, you can find her sipping on her daily cup of joe and daydreaming about becoming an empowered female Gazorpian.