Who never drinks coffee? As a writer, a cup of coffee has always been a good friend. I drink coffee early in the morning, for pleasure during breaks and at night. Now that there is an app for almost everything, I’m certain you’ll also be delighted to use these apps on your mobile phones.
Ideal for coffee lovers and travelers seeking adventure, this app by The (IN)Touch Network is absolutely offline which means you do not need to have an internet connection to site maps, profiles, lists and evaluations. Cafes close to the area are either in list view or in map view. Instant notifications within the app assure that the database is regularly updated.
An additional unique feature of Coffee (in) Touch is time-saving utility. It displays only cafes that are open to serve you at the moment which is so practical. For a more specific search, you can key in café name, postal code, address, near landmarks or districts. It can be sorted by length of time traveled reaching the spot, top rates, coffee and dessert’s quality.
The app has also Top 25 cafeterias based on ratings and reviews. You can submit assessments, rate them and take photos.
This easy to use application is the future trend for tourists and coffee drinkers. Search for a coffee shop and the app will show all the information even the customer reviews and WiFi accessibility.
Art of Coffee (Image by: Redelyn Juan)
Art Of Coffee
For budding baristas, this is the perfect coffee app for you to learn the art of pouring coffee in a step-by-step process. There are three methods to assist baristas giving tutorials with images and videos in learning new designs. To help them as they improve, they have four sections: Coffee Basics, Essential and Advanced Art as well as Troubleshooting.
Starbucks screenshot (Image by: Redelyn Juan)
Starbucks is the official mobile application of Starbucks Coffee Company. It offers a more suitable way to pay your purchases and get rewards using mobile phones. You can pay in a touch to have your card scanned instead of presenting your card at the store. You may also reload your card in a few simple steps. Version 3.1 is developed for a personal dashboard interface. A store locator is one of its highlights as well. It works with IOS 7.0 or later versions and is optimized for iPhone5. The only setback for this app is that there is no menu for drinks.
Intelligentsia menu (Image by: Redelyn Juan)
The Intelligentsia has three main buttons:
Coffee –provides a selection of coffee beans (but you can also choose your own).
Brewing – presents you the listing of brewing techniques and diagrams for each brewing step (Chemex, siphon, Café Solo, pourover, cupping and the French press). Plus there’s a picture library.
Timer – alerts brewing time to inform you at which phase of brewing coffee you are in.
One thing I love about Intelligentsia is that they have instructions on how to navigate numerous brewing machines. Users are also updated with twitter feeds for all Intelligentsia locations.
Coffee is the most appreciated drink from people that work for long hours. For those that want to be introduced to coffee and for coffee aficionados already, if you value your time so much, these apps would be very useful.