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The Aeropress: Upright & Inverted

The Aeropress gets a lot of odd remarks. Although it looks like it would be better suited for use on the set of Breaking Bad or Grey’s Anatomy and was developed by a sport toy company, don’t let that confuse you out of trying it. This brewer is adored by the coffee community, and for...

By Hannah
Time To Fire Up The Syphon

Do you love coffee? Have you secretly dreamed of being a mad scientist? Well break out your lab coat and protective goggles, because the Syphon brewing method may be the perfect medium to explore your inner chemist and experience a whole new cup of coffee.   There are five main parts...

By Hannah
Pour Over Demystified

I hear this question a lot: what’s so different about pour over, anyway? It seems like an awful lot of work for your coffee. Well, I can see how it would seem intimidating, and I can certainly relate to feeling impatient when it comes to my morning coffee--but pour over brewing does have a...

By Hannah
Grind on the Go!

In the market for a small footprint, high performance grinder at a low cost? The Hario Skerton grinders are amazing! The burrs are ceramic and allow you to grind fine enough for espresso and coarse enough for French press. These grinders are perfect to travel with and simple to use anywhere....

Getting Acquainted With Ancap

When it comes to your enjoyment of coffee, an overlooked factor that can sometimes make or break your experience is the cup you put it in. An excellently crafted drink is a thing of beauty, so logic dictates that you pair it with some equally excellent drinkware. I’m a stickler for this...

Quick Tip: Espresso Accessories

Learn more about 3 essential accessories for your home espresso setup. Find out why you should throw away the tamper that comes with most semi-automatic espresso machines. Learn about a frothing pitcher that helps beginners get their roll going. Find out why descaling your machine is so important...

The Small, But Mighty Nespresso Pixie

It wasn't pixie dust, but ingenuity and technological know-how that brought one of the world's smallest single-serve machines to our doorstep. The itty-bitty Nespresso Pixie is about eight capsules tall and as wide as the length of the average spoon. At only 6.5 pounds, the Pixie weighs...

By Tracys
Product Spotlight: Gaggia For Illy Plus

The Gaggia for Illy Plus Single Serve Espresso machine is the culmination of a joint venture between two of Italy's most respected coffee authorities. At first, Gaggia and Illy may seem like strange bedfellows but, upon reflection, the partnership makes perfect sense. Gaggia brings to the...

Get a Whif of This—Inhalable Coffee

There are coffee sippers and guzzlers; if one French company has its way, there will soon be "whiffers." Le Whif, the brainchild of Harvard Professor David Edwards, wants to have you literally inhaling your food and beverages. Being dubbed "breathable food," Le Whif's lipstick-style case...

Lock Your Cup and Put Out The Smoke!

It's an undisputed fact, workplace kitchens are black holes for all things of personal value. If you're trying to prevent a co-worker from helping him or herself to your coffee mug, scratching your name into it with magic marker does not work. This is why a new invention called the "Lock-Cup" has...

By Tracys
It's A Bird. It's A Plane. It's An Espresso Machine!

Some people think outside of the box, others refuse to even acknowledge said box. So, what do you get when mix a love of espresso with this sort of free-thinking mentality? Well, for starters, some pretty strange brewing machines...    Our first nominee for the oddest espresso machine...

By Tracys
Coffee Machines On Wheels

Antilock brakes, XM radio, and a coffeemaker. For years now, car and espresso machine manufacturers have toyed with the idea of merging the two passions--creating a coffeemaker that could become standard automotive equipment. Audi even tested a concept car, the Roadjet, featuring a fully...

By Tracys
Turn Those Coffee Grounds into Green Ink!

For the eco-conscious among us, there's a new prototype that'll hopefully change the way we look at those nasty old coffee grounds. The RITI Coffee Printer promises to turn leftover grounds and/or tea dregs to usable ink. Better yet, the printer seems positively goof proof! All you do is load...