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Brew Like a Pro: The Best Coffee Apps for iPhone Users

Brew Like a Pro: The Best Coffee Apps for iPhone Users

Coffee is the second most popular and most widely consumed beverage in the world after tea and if we exempt water.

And, because we live in the digital age, you can find an app for almost anything under the sun!

You can browse and download over 5 million apps from the Apple App Store alone. That means developers devote a lot of their time and effort to developing applications that can make our lives easier or keep us entertained.

When you’re a coffee aficionado or barista, I’m sure you must have an app or 2 on your iPhone or iPad about coffee brewing or the best places the find the perfect cup of coffee near you.

Short Answer: Of all the numerous apps I checked out in the Apple App Store, the best iPhone coffee apps are Up Coffee, Beanhunter, and the Great Coffee App.

Please continue reading to learn more about each of these apps and why you as a coffee lover should install them on your iPhone.

What are the best coffee apps for iPhone?

Top view showing a mobile phone, earbuds, a cup of coffee and a notepad with a pencil.

These 3 apps, in my opinion, are the best coffee apps because they’re useful and add value to coffeeholics such as you and me. Let’s take a look at each of them.

Up Coffee

Available for: iOS, free

Up Coffee is a fantastic app! As usual, Apple has a wide range of applications with features we can’t even imagine, and this app is no exception. This app is very effective at keeping track of how much caffeine you consume on a daily basis.

Though many of us require caffeine on a daily basis to provide the energy we need to complete our tasks either at home or at work, too much of it is harmful to our bodies.

Because of the negative effects of excessive caffeine consumption, Jawbone, the develoer behind Up Coffee, launched this app to measure the amount of caffeine you’ve consumed and the effects it can have on your health.

If you want an in-depth read on the adverse effects of coffee, you can read my post right here.

The application will initially ask you for some personal information as well as your coffee consumption habits. Then, you may choose to increase or decrease the amount of caffeine that you consume daily.

And to help you out more, they have a list of the most common sweets, drinks, supplements, and foods that contain caffeine.

The app’s main screen features a stomach with brown dots that represents the caffeine in your system. These dots will move to simulate the jitteriness they cause your body.

The more brown dots there are on the screen, the faster they will move. However, when you eat or drink something that doesn’t have caffeine, the dots start to disappear.

Features and perks

  • Aids in tracking your caffeine intake
  • Links your caffeine consumption with the amount of time you sleep
  • Makes you discover your body’s sensitivity to caffeine


Available for: iOS, free

The Beanhunter app is not intended to teach you how to make a good cup of coffee. However, if you prefer to drink coffee in cafes, coffee shops, or restaurants, this app will help you find the best coffee shops near you no matter where you are.

Not only that but you will also be shown other users’ reviews of the locations, saving you time and making your decision easier. You can also add your favorite places and the corresponding reviews so that others like you can find more options.

This app is specifically designed for travelers. When you visit another city or country and crave a good cup of coffee, Beanhunter comes in handy by recommending the best coffee shops in the area. You also have the option of saving your favorite restaurants and drinks for when you return.

Browse the cafe listings, photos, and user reviews to decide where to go for your caffeine fix, and the app’s map feature will guide you there!

Features and perks

  • Perfect for travelers
  • Helps you discover the best coffee shops near you
  • Includes reviews of each cafe
  • You can also add your favorite places and write reviews

Great Coffee App

A freshly brewed espresso with crema.

Available for: iOS, paid ($3.99)

Great Coffee is considered one of the best iPhone coffee apps, but it is a paid app. If you enjoy different coffee flavors and want to learn how to make any coffee drink, this is the app for you.

It has a very simple interface that allows you to use it whenever you want to enjoy an amazing homemade drink. It also includes videos, infographics, icons, and drawings to help you prepare your favorite drink with ease. I have another post you can read about brewing coffee at home if you’d like to know more.

This app contains information on the 19 different types of coffee, ranging from American to Irish. These preparations can also be configured in any of the ten different methods, such as v60, Chemex, French press, and so on. With 4.6 stars, the Great Coffee app has one of the highest ratings in the Apple Store.

Features and perks

  • Includes information about popular espresso-based drinks and the way they’re prepared
  • Highly rated by users
  • Explains 10 brewing methods

You can watch the following video to know more about the Great Coffee App.

Great Coffee app for iPhone and iPad.

The following table summarizes the basic information of the above-mentioned apps.

App NameDeveloperSizeCompatibilityPrice
Up Coffee Jawbone54 MB iPhone (Requires iOS 10.3 or later) Free
Beanhunter Beanhunter Pty. Ltd67.8 MBiPhone (Requires iOS 10.3 or later)Free
Great Coffee App Baglan Dosmagambetov251 MBiPhone (Requires iOS 12.0 or later)$3.99
Basic information about Up Coffee, Beanhunter, and the Great Coffee App

Importance of coffee apps

Surely, one of the apps I reviewed must have piqued your interest and prompted you to look for it while you were reading this post.

The truth is that technology is without a doubt a great resource that we have at our fingertips, and it’s a great ally in helping us enjoy coffee – the go-to beverage of almost every household.

Of course, having just one app is not enough for some. You can use still use your favorite coffee app or download the ones I recommended to learn the art of brewing, serving, and storing coffee.

A coffee app can also help you keep track of your caffeine intake, which is very useful for people who need to be mindful of their caffeine intake or who are caffeine sensitive.

Coffee apps can also help you find the best cup of coffee when you travel to unfamiliar places, saving you time and the worry of wondering if your money is worth the cup you’ll be purchasing.

To sum it all up

A white mug containing coffee with letters on the table saying have a great day.

It doesn’t have to be complicated to make a great cup of coffee. But, if you’re like me and want to learn the science behind the brew, you might need a little help keeping track of the measurements or discovering new ways to make an amazing cup of coffee which coffee apps can help with.

Up Coffee, Beanhunter, and the Great Coffee App are the best coffee apps I recommend for your iPhone or iPad.

My personal favorite, however, is the Great Coffee App because I’m a coffee geek who enjoys discovering new ways to enjoy my cup. It’s a paid app, but it’s well worth it because of what I’ve learned from it.

Up Coffee and Beanhunter are also great apps because they’re free and they provide value.

If you download one of the apps I recommended or any other app that you like, don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve tried it because this helps others decide whether the app is worth keeping on their device.

Have fun exploring your coffee app!

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