Work From Home is a new vertical dedicated to life and culture in the strange and unprecedented situation of self-quarantine that many of us are dealing with right now. From what to watch to how to get a fit off and how to not think about anything, this is our guide to the great indoors. For updates on the spread of Covid-19 and how to keep yourself safe and informed, consult WHO and the CDC.
Of course, there are plenty of more serious ramifications of the Covid-19 outbreak, but we’re modern humans. And as well as our family and friends, we also miss a long list of the arguably-dispensable things in life. For many of us at Highsnobiety, the closing of coffee shops ranks pretty highly.
As we’ve already turned our homes into our offices, gyms, and virtual drinking holes, why stop there? To stay safe and keep more of us at home, it’s all about bringing the inside world in. And this includes the coffee shop. From barista-pleasing equipment to setting up a Sade-heavy playlist, we’ve compiled a list of goods that’ll help you set the coffee shop scene.
Scroll on for a guide to recreating the coffee shop experience at home below.
Equipment and Accessories
Look, being a barista takes training, and we condone supporting your local coffee shop and those working in them wherever possible. But if that’s not possible, then we’ll start with the important stuff for getting a similar result at home. There are a few options here, and your choice depends on your coffee preference and perhaps your laziness. Go fully automatic with a coffee machine, like the one from SMEG below, or a stovetop espresso maker for a more traditional process. Remember the Supreme iteration? Aside from the machines and french presses, there are also grinders, frothers, and ice trays to consider.
Mugs, Cups & More
With the bread and butter of the coffee shop sorted by way of machines and other equipment, you now need something to eat and drink said bread and butter (or cappuccino) with. There are all-glass options, there are yellow ceramic options, and there’s even a rather over-indulgent one by Off-White™. You’ll also find a tray to carry multiple cups over to your imaginary co-workers on.
Don’t know about you, but it’s not just the Brazilian beans and smug barista we go to our local for. Who hasn’t selected their go-to spot on the quality of the hand balm in the bathroom? Here we’ve finished things off with the little added extras that contribute to the unexplainable delight of the coffee shop experience. Of course, ambient music is key. And TIDAL is currently offering four months of its services for $4, for all the smooth jazz playlists your heart desires. Just sign up here. We’ve also added some great reading material, as well as some artwork that’ll stand-in for human contact for now.
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova