10 Coffee Apps That’ll Help You Channel Your Inner Gilmore Girl
There are sooo many reasons why we relate to the Gilmore girls — from their “every day is cheat day” diet to their shabby chic decorating aesthetic. Now, with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life only days away, we thought it was high time that we start drinking like a Gilmore… coffee, that is. Here are 10 coffee apps that’ll have you talkin’ fast like a Gilmore just in time for the November 25 premiere.
1. CUPS: If you’re looking for independent cafes on the go, this app is a must. Not only can you pay for your cup of coffee right from the app (they offer monthly subscriptions and coupons too!), you even get a $5 credit for free java when you download.
2. Starbucks: With all the drama about the Starbucks holiday cups (Are they green? Do they look like meat?) finally over, we can now get back to drinking our gingerbread lattes in peace. Along with a cool integrated rewards program, the Starbucks app allows customers to skip the line by ordering ahead… AKA holiday shopping re-caffeination just got a whole lot easier.
3. Secret Menu for Starbucks: If you spend too much time on the internet like us, you probably know that Starbucks has a secret menu only true aficionados know about. This free curated app offers hundreds of creative drink recipes on this “secret menu,” from snickerdoodles to Ariana Grande fraps… but you’ll have to put up with a few annoying ads to get them.
4. Acaia Coffee: For the serious java enthusiast, Acaia Coffee’s detailed app might be your cup o’ joe. Pairing with the Acaia Scale (which will set you back a hefty $150), the app collects all the necessary brewing data to calculate the perfect ratio for a caffeinated masterpiece.
5. Just Coffee Stickers: For less than a tall Americano, this fun sticker set will definitely keep you wired. With grinders, coffee bags, French presses, cappuccinos and more, you’ll always have the perfect art to describe your coffee addiction to your BFFs.
DL It: $0.99 on iOS
6. The Great Coffee App: If you’re a true Apple fan, you might recognize this app from an iPad TV commercial a while back (we don’t blame you if you don’t). Demonstrating how to create TONS of specialty coffee drinks with helpful video instructions, it’s perfect for anyone looking to become an impressive home barista.
DL It: $2.99 on iOS
7. Beanhunter: If you’re looking for great coffee, this app will help you find it. Simply browse through listings detailed with helpful pictures and reviews to find your ideal coffee hang out. And don’t forget to use their handy map feature to transit there!
8. My Café: Can’t make it to an actual cafe? Don’t fret: This fun and mega-addicting game gives you all the intensity, flavor and drama of working in a real cafe. The only thing you don’t get is the coffee… oh, and the paycheck.
9. ListCup: For coffee lovers that like to take note of their fave brews, this helpful app provides a dedicated space to record your java musings. Whether you’re keeping track of taste and roast or collecting your own personal coffee pics (without boring your tea-loving Instagram followers), this virtual notepad will definitely become a staple in your coffee adventures.
DL It: Free on iOS
10. Dysh: If we didn’t LOVE this platform before, after finding out that Re:MAKE speaker Grace Helbig has equity stake in the app (along with YouTube stars Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart and Ingrid Nilsen), we’re obsessed. Acting as a no-judgement zone to post all the glorious food pictures you’d like, this half-review, half-Instagram platform is perfect for the gal who loves photographing her latte art.
Which apps do you use to quench your java addiction? Tweet us by mentioning @BritandCo.