Time your coffee brew times with the handily-named Brew Timer for iPhone

Brew Timer Multiple Iphones
Brew Timer Multiple Iphones (Image credit: Stephen Panaro)

What you need to know

  • Brew Timer is an iPhone app designed to help you make the perfect cup of coffee every time.

Making the perfect cup of coffee is something people strive for each and every time they get that caffeine craving, but it isn't always easy. With that in mind, why not let an app help out? Brew Timer is an iPhone app that helps you make your coffee just the way you like it, each and every time.

As that name suggests, Brew Timer can time your coffee brews for you – making sure you aren't coming up short. But the latest update adds some new features that are well worth checking out. And that's above and beyond the automatic brew journal and coffee bean tracking that was already in place.

New features include:

Pour CompassBrew Timer now detects long timer steps where it is easy to lose track of how quickly or slowly you should be adding water to your brew. It intelligently divides these long pours into smaller checkpoints and displays the mass you should be targeting at each stage of the pour. This helps you keep a consistent pour rate, which leads to a consistent cup of coffee.Auto AdjustmentsBrew Timer can now automatically adjust your recipes to support different brew volumes. If you shrink your recipe from 400ml to 300ml, Brew Timer will adjust each of the timer steps where you pour water so that your pour rate stays consistent, again leading you to a consistent cup of coffee. This is also useful when you are at the end of your coffee bean supply — you can adjust your recipe to keep a constant ratio, and brew a slightly larger or smaller cup to use up the last of your beans.Year in ReviewBrew Timer now provides yearly summaries of your brewing habits. See how much coffee you brewed, what your top recipes were and several breakdowns of the types of coffees you tried.

And yet, there's more. I counted as many as ten smaller improvements in the latest release. I love that, because it shows a dedication to making Brew Timer the best it can be, for you, the user.

You can download Brew Timer from the App Store now, rpiced at just $2.99.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.