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Do you really need another coffee app? Probably not, but I’m not talking practicality here, I’m talking about passion, flavor and the appreciation of the perfect espresso shot — I’m talking about the Great Coffee App. It’s a short introduction to 17 of the most popular espresso-based drinks, with attractive photos depicting the layers of coffee, milk, foam, etc. and demo videos outlining the process for making each drink.

This is an app for coffee lovers and those just learning to appreciate the beauty of the crema. Use it as a quick reference when you come across an unfamiliar espresso drink or just enjoy perusing the stories for interesting coffee trivia and watching the video demos. The thoughtful app design and artistic representation of each cup will leave you with a greater appreciation for the barista’s art. Great Coffee App does one thing many instructional coffee apps fail to do — it inspires!

Want to explore the world of espresso drinks? Keep reading to learn more about this unique coffee app. (more…)

Are you looking to perfect your home coffee brewing technique? Intelligentsia, a coffee bar with locations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, seeks to elevate your coffee experience from bean to cup. These guys don’t just sell coffee, they develop blends working directly with growers and they perform the roasting. With the Intelligentsia Coffee app, you can geek out on coffee by checking out the beautifully illustrated brewing techniques, keeping up with the latest seasonal coffees offered and utilizing the brew timer for ultimate brewing precision.

This smart, sleek app also connects you with Intelligentsia via their twitter feed and maps of all locations (with hours). Share your favorite coffee blends from the app on Facebook and find impressions from other coffee lovers (or leave your own) in the coffee comments.

If you know what a Chemex is or carefully calibrate your coffee grinder for the perfect cup of French Press every morning, the Intelligentsia Coffee app was made for you. Did I mention it’s free? (more…)

The App Store is full of unique ideas which cover a whole lot more than mobile games. Angry Birds is always fun, but app developers are focused on building software that can help people in many different ways. And as some of us know already, coffee is a popular topic amongst the tech crowd.

Barista was created by Glasshouse Apps as a mobile guide. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy this handy pocket reference to brewing your own espresso right at home. If you’ve ever had an interest in brewing your own morning buzz, you’ve got to check out Barista. (more…)

Yes, I admit, I love my coffee. But even more so, I love my Starbucks. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not the type of person that needs to go and get a Starbucks coffee every day. Trust me, I would, if I could afford it. Regardless, I definitely love a good cup of  joe.

Call me a coffee snob, I don’t care. But, what I think I like just as much or even more, is the Starbucks mobile app for the iPhone. Have you checked this guy out yet? It’s loaded with tons of features and best of all, you can pay for your drink and meal with the app! Check it out after the break.

Today’s post is dedicated to that wonderful bean-flavored beverage that gets people out of bed and makes the world go round. Whether you’re a casual latte drinker or an espresso connoisseur, you’ll find these apps to be helpful in getting the most of your daily fix.

The ten apps below will help you order, discover and share your favorite drinks from the best places in town or make your own professionally brewed creations right from home!

Glasshouse Apps have developed two applications to make your life that little bit easier. The first, Barista, is full of recipes to creating that perfect, café-style coffee. Whether its a Caffé Latte, Espresso or the humble Flat White – Barista has it.

Cellar on the other hand is an application for adding, organising and keeping track of your wine library. It boasts back up features and many customisable options to make the virtual wine bottles look life-like.

Both applications have an impeccable interface that not only encourages you to explore the application further, but also start using it! Barista and Cellar are available for both the iPhone and iPod touch.