Coffee and Other Work From Home Essentials


A lot of people can’t start their day right without enjoying a glorious cup of coffee first. There’s just something about that first cup that makes you feel alive. It’s not just a mental thing, though. There is actually something in coffee that does that. It’s called caffeine.

As many of us know by now, coffee is essential to work. It keeps you from feeling sleepy and makes you more alert thus helping improve productivity. And now that the coronavirus is making all our lives miserable, we depend on coffee more than ever especially at home where many of us working right now. Let’s stock up on coffee and other work from home essentials so we can stay productive all day.

Since October 1 is International National Coffee, we’ll go on and promote this wonderful beverage. We won’t dwell anymore on the benefits of coffee. As a coffee drinker, you should already know that. What we will be talking about are some of the best coffee you should stock up on as well as other items you need to enjoy your cup of joe.



Grosche Peruvian Special Dark Roast

Grosche takes pride in producing 100% organic and Fairtrade Certified coffee and the popular Peruvian Special Dark Roast is no different. Since it is 100% organic, the coffee beans have not been exposed to pesticide, herbicides, or other chemicals. Being a fair trade coffee, this premium Grosche product is the result of sustainable farming free of child and forced labor.

The Peruvian coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans, which provides that sweet and smooth taste along with a rich finish. The also comes in a medium roast version.

Perhaps the best thing about Grosche coffee is that you get to help people around the world through their Safe Water Project. As the name implies, Grosche will provide over 50 days’ worth of safe drinking water to those who need them most for every purchase of their coffee.


Lion Coffee Original Roast Coffee

Nothing beats the original or so they say. When it comes to Lion Coffee, its Original Roast is indeed one of the best in its stable. In fact, the Lion Original Roast Coffee has been providing customers with the subtle sweet taste complemented by a flawless smooth finish since 1864. That’s more than a hundred years of coffee goodness.


Lion Coffee Vanilla Macadamia Nut Coffee

If you like your coffee with a bit of flavor, look no further than the Lion Vanilla Macadamia Nut Coffee. It’s one of their most popular flavored coffee choices thanks to its distinct combination of flavors and aromas courtesy of premium vanilla beans and macadamia nuts to go with that of lightly roasted coffee beans.

The Vanilla Macadamia Nut Coffee is so flavorful that it “does not need cream or sugar” and is “best black,” according to a recent review. Another satisfied customer said that the tropical flavored coffee “has a really nice aftertaste.”


Royal Kona Coffee Roy’s Pacific Roast 10% Kona Blend Single Serve Coffee Pods

Another product you need to stock up on is Roy’s Pacific Roast 10% Kona Blend Single Serve Coffee Pods. The Royal Kona Coffee product is another top seller for Hawaii Coffee Company. It’s so good that celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi himself loves drinking it after meals. Roy’s Pacific Roast 10% Kona Blend is in fact a propriety blend by the Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi host. It is served exclusively in his popular restaurants. It seems like Yamaguchi knows a thing or two about coffee based on the number of happy customers.

“We absolutely love this coffee,” read one review. “It has a velvety smoothness and takes us back to Hawaiian mornings with every cup. It’s the only coffee we drink at home.”

Another Kona Coffee drinker gave it five stars and “two thumbs up” while sharing how his wife is on a continuous search to find Kona Blend single serve pods. “I have tried many other brands and this one is my top choice,” the satisfied coffee lover added.


Lion Coffee Toasted Coconut Single Serve Coffee Pods

Some of you, especially those new to drinking coffee, may be surprised to see coconut and coffee in one sentence. According to Lion Coffee, however, their Toasted Coconut Single Serve Coffee Pods is one of their best-selling products. It gives an amazing twist to your usual light roast coffee that’ll remind you of the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

The Toasted Coconut Single Serve Coffee Pods is available in boxes of 12, 36 and 72 single cup pods. The pods are compatible with the K-Cup brewers from Keurig. The single serve coffee pods make great gifts for co-workers and other people you know who needs a coffee fix every day.




Grosche Milano Italian Stovetop Espresso Maker

It’s not enough to stock up on your favorite coffee. You need the right equipment to truly enjoy them. The Grosche Milano Stovetop Espresso Maker is definitely one of the many work from home essentials you should own. Invest on one if you truly value your coffee as much as your work.

This classic Italian stovetop espresso or Moka pot allows you to make the most out of your coffee. It lets you get more caffeine and flavor compared to a filter coffee maker. The result is a shot or two of strong and rich espresso that’s perfect on for when you’re feeling a little sleepy and unproductive.

The Grosche Milano Stovetop Espresso Maker has an aluminum body with non-toxic silicon gasket seal. There’s also an Italian safety relief valve that controls the pressure inside the Moka pot. The soft touch handle comes with a burn guard so you won’t hurt yourself if you’re too sleepy or stressed out from work. One thing to remember is to use it on gas and electric stovetops only. It won’t heat properly over induction stoves. The Grosche Milano Stovetop Espresso Maker is available in black, white, chrome and the new firehouse metallic red.


Grosche Milano Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker

If you’re the kind who likes to spend time outdoors and still have quality coffee, the Grosche Milano Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker is for you. The durable stovetop espresso maker shown in the video below comes with a top that sports a gorgeous black matte speckle heat-safe finish and a stainless steel cover. The bottom part is stainless steel and has an Italian safety valve to keep the pressure under control.

The main difference between this stovetop espresso maker and the one above is the material. This one is made of stainless steel instead of aluminum. If you have an induction oven at home, this is the stovetop espresso maker you need. Stainless steel Moka pots will also work on gas stoves, electric coil stoves, and propane stoves.

The Grosche Milano Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker is available in six and ten cup capacity. They’re perfect for making espresso coffee for a group of people, especially if you’re entertaining guests or have to hold work meetings at home. Those are not recommended right now, though. Online meetings and chit-chats should suffice for now though it won’t hurt to have this Grosche product on hand for when things go back to normal.


Office Yoga Coffee Mug

Coffee mugs are some of the most underrated work from home essentials. Without them, you’d be drinking from a bowl or straight from the coffee pot. Kidding, of course. It’s true though that the best way to enjoy your coffee is to drink it from your favorite mug. Somehow, it’s not quite the same if you’re forced to use a different one. Of course, that’s just something in your head. Good coffee is good no matter the cup or mug. But if you get a sense of ease and some peace of mind from using your own cup, then go ahead and do so.

Get a coffee mug that will remind you of how much you miss your workplace and officemates. Something like the Office Yoga Mug by Ginger Fox, available on Perpetual Kid. Even if you don’t miss them, this mug will at least give you the giggles every time you take a sip. A little humor will help keep the stress while you work from home.

The dishwasher and microwave safe coffee mug is made of ceramic and holds up to 12 ounces. It features funny prints of people doing nine different yoga poses. They’re actually a good reminder for you to occasionally get up and do some stretching. Watch the video below to learn how to do office break yoga.


Art Town Gifts Personalized Faux Leather Wrapped Stainless Steel Mug with Lid

Do you miss dropping by your favorite coffee shop and ordering your favorite coffee drink to go? Perhaps you have your own tumbler that you let the barista fill up so you can enjoy your coffee and save the environment at the same time? Ahhh… those were the days.

While it’s quite a different feeling now that you’re working from home, you can at least have a semblance of how things were before. Just use your tumbler at home. Okay, so that may not be entirely the same as enjoying your Starbucks coffee while heading to work but it will do for now.

The Personalized Faux Leather Wrapped Stainless Steel Mug from Art Town Gifts is perfect if you don’t want to drink from a cup. The stainless steel mug comes with faux leather wrapped around the middle. Customize the faux leather by having your name or a text you like printed on it as long as you don’t go over the limit of two lines with twelve characters each. The faux leather comes in black, dark brown, or tan.


Norpro Deluxe Cozy Cup Warmer

There will be times (and I mean a lot!) when you’re so focused on your work that you forget that hot cup of coffee you just made. By the time you get a breather and take a sip, you’ll be annoyed that your coffee is already cold. That just adds to the stress of working from home.

Luckily, there is a solution to this global problem. The Norpro Cozy Cup Warmer will keep your hot brew hot for up to four hours. This is made possible by the 24 watt heating element the cup warmer utilizes. That’s actually a good number. Some cup warmers only go up to 10 or 15 watts, which are not enough to keep your cup of joe hot for a long time.

The Norpro Cozy Cup Warmer is made of durable ceramic. It has an on/off switch and a neon indicator light. The latter let you know if your coffee is still hot.



How to Brew Coffee Outdoors | Photo by YurYarema/Bigstock

International Coffee Day or not, this beloved beverage deserves all our gratitude. Without coffee and other work from home essentials, many of us would probably end up pulling our hair out of frustration while trying our darn best to stay productive in the midst of this pandemic. If you know of other tips on how to stay focused and productive at work, please share them with other readers of Gentleman Pirate Club. We’ll be sure to raise a cup for you.

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