We already spend a ton of time on our phones. Whether it's to check the weather or respond to funny-faced Snapchat, it's not uncommon to see people walking down a sidewalk with their head down, eyes glued to their smart phone screens. So why not make that time useful by using it to further man's most romantic relationship -- with coffee, of course.
1. The Great Coffee App: $2.99
Though its name isn't cutting-edge creative, The Great Coffee App is helpful to download for those who have just started their coffee journey. Created with the help of a professional barista, it provides a short introduction to the 16 most popular espresso-based drinks, alongside cross sections and fun facts about coffee.
2. Intelligentsia Coffee : Free
Coming from one the most highly regarded Third Wave Coffee roasters in the industry (and a beloved Joyride partner), this app not only allows users to purchase coffee, but it also gives them up to date information on new product offerings and Intelligentsia cafe locations. Not to mention a step-by-step guide on how to brew an Aeropress and a brew calculator to ensure the perfect brew. We consistently recommend that people download this app during our office coffee tastings, for those who want to up their pourover game!
3. Art of Coffee : $2.99
It's no secret that everyone and their mother loves latte art. I mean, how could one refuse those graceful designs expertly poured over chocolatey brown deliciousness? Luckily for those of us brave enough to try the feat at home (instead of lazily instagramming another's barista's masterpiece) here's an app to try the art at home. Users can learn over 30 designs by following step-by-step instruction with photos and videos.
4.Instant Barista : Free
Offering 75 recipes of coffee-shop style drinks, Instant Barista gives coffee-addicts a way to learn about their favorite coffees and even teas. Not to mention, tutorials on latte art and tips on how to spend less at coffee shops and order secret coffee shop drinks.
5. CoffeeGuru : $0.99
Ever find yourself strolling around the city, in pursuit of delicious coffee? Well we do, often (is every day too often? No? Okay, then every day). And going to chain coffee shops simply won't do after you've had a taste of Third Wave. Fortunately, CoffeeGuru will find you independent coffee shops up to 1,000 miles from where you are. A 'news' section updates users on current trends in the coffee industry, while reviews help them decide which shops to visit.