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Best Apps for Coffee Lovers

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Marianne Rogerson

Guest Blogger

Best Apps for Coffee Lovers

Miss your favourite local coffee shop when you’re away travelling? Need to learn the difference between a latte, cappuccino and flat white? Want to know how baristas make those cool patterns on top of your latte? This pick of the best coffee apps will put you in the know.

Beanhunter by Beanhunter Pty Ltd

iOS | Android

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An awesome app for travelling coffee lovers, Beanhunter uses GPS to find your location and points you in the direction of the best coffee shops in your area. You can read reviews from coffee gurus who have been there before you, and leave your own reviews for others. The best bit – no chain shops are included on the app; this is for independent, specialty shops only.

Barista by Glasshouse Apps


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For the at-home coffee lover, Barista teaches you everything you need to know about how to get the most out of your espresso machine to create perfect café-quality coffee. Includes step-by-step instructions, video demonstrations, tips on selecting, storing and grinding coffee beans, tamping and extracting single and double shots, texturing milk and pouring latte art.

Coffee Art by Barista Basics Coffee Academy


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Always wondered how the baristas manage all that cool artwork on top of your morning latte? This app contains videos of the three main different coffee art techniques: free pouring, etching and fudge art. Once you have mastered the art, you can share your own photographs via Facebook and twitter. Bonus videos teach you how to make all the different coffee types on a coffee menu.

Coffee Order by ExecTones


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If you are the person who always gets stuck doing the coffee run, then this app is for you. Coffee Order lets you easily jot down all your orders and save favourites for repeat orders. Useful if all your friends and co-workers are ordering tall, skinny, soy, extra hot, no whipped cream, vanilla, caramel lattes.


Freelance writer Marianne has been an expat all her life, having lived in such diverse places as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica. Becoming a mum to two active children hasn’t dampened her wanderlust – but instead of trekking up the Himalayas or white water rafting in Peru, these days she’s more likely to relish the opportunity to kick back on a Hong Kong Junk with a glass of wine in hand. She writes for a range of magazines and websites and edits the family travel blog Mum on the Move.