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Posts tagged "coffee gear"
A Hazmat Suit for your Coffee Lid: The Clean Coffee Sabar

A Hazmat Suit for your Coffee Lid: The Clean Coffee Sabar

A solution in search of a problem? Some might think so, but inventor Bill Levey points to grubby customer & barista fingers – and an Arizona State University study showing that 17% of lids may be contaminated with fecal bacteria – to make a case for design innovation. Of course, this doesn’t solve the problem...
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Grinder by Robert Welch

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Grinder by Robert Welch

  Is this the most beautiful hand grinder ever made? I came across this hand mill while doing my usual browse around eBay for good deals on unique coffee gear (keep an eye out for similar things tagged here as “find of the day“). It’s from the 1960′s, created for Victor Cast Ware by British...
Find of the Day: Braun KF20 Aromaster

Find of the Day: Braun KF20 Aromaster

I’ve posted about the beautiful, retro-futuristic, mid-century modern design of the Braun KF20 before, but now you can pick one up yourself! The piece below is going for $275 USD on Etsy, equipped with a European-style 220V plug. That price is about on par with what I’ve seen at design-centered galleries, though you may get...
Eva Solo Vacuum Coffee Carafe

Eva Solo Vacuum Coffee Carafe

I’ve been looking for a nice glass-lined thermal carafe for a while now to use at work, so that I can make a batch of coffee in the morning and not have to take time to brew another one later in the day. Or, you know, to consider actually brewing enough to share. I wanted...
ROK Espresso Maker Hands-on Review

ROK Espresso Maker Hands-on Review

The ROK Espresso maker is probably better known by its previous name, the Presso. However, this isn’t just a simple re-branding; the new name also reflects a number of improvements and add-ons: The metal alloy has “35% higher tensile strength” (apparently some of the older ones were snapping) The arm links have been beefed up with...
Impress Coffee Brewer Hands-on Review

Impress Coffee Brewer Hands-on Review

Impress Coffee Brewer In-Depth Review The Impress ($39) is a new, Kickstarter funded, all-in-one coffee brewer; the sort that lets you brew and drink from the same vessel. It’s made of three parts–a stainless steel double-walled tumbler, a stainless inner press that has a metal filter & silicone seal on the bottom, and a soft silicone...
Holiday Gift Guide & Wishlist for Coffee Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide & Wishlist for Coffee Lovers

If it seems like every week a new coffee brewer is being touted on gadget blogs or hopeful Kickstarter campaigns, you’re not alone. Most of them aren’t worth writing about, which is why you rarely see them here, but with the holidays coming up I’ve assembled a little list of coffee gear and accessories that...
Able Brewing Equipment, Inc.

Able Brewing Equipment, Inc.

Able Brewing, formerly part of Portland’s Coava Coffee, came to fame with its Kone and Disk metal filters for the Chemex and Aeropress. I use their “Fine” Disk filter for the Aeropress almost everyday and if I ever got a Chemex I’d probably only use it in conjunction with the latest Kone filter. Since spinning...
Braun KF20 Aromaster, a Retro-Futuristic Coffee Maker Design

Braun KF20 Aromaster, a Retro-Futuristic Coffee Maker Design

I love this coffee maker designed by Florian Seiffert for Braun in 1972. It has a retro-futuristic charm to it, similar in some ways to the classic Moccamaster or Technivorm. Unlike the Technivorm (which makes great coffee), this design is no longer made and you can only find one if you scour Ebay regularly or...
Coffee Gear Review: Soehnle Kitchen Scale

Coffee Gear Review: Soehnle Kitchen Scale

The trajectory (or descent?) into coffee madness usually starts with an experience at a quality focused cafe, which leads you to buy better beans, which sparks the realization that your home setup is inadequate, followed by the purchase of a better grinder and some kind of manual brewer. At this point you start to realize...
Taste Testing Coava's Aeropress Metal Filter

Taste Testing Coava’s Aeropress Metal Filter

Portland based Coava Coffee Roasters must be making a killing with their new metal Kone filter for Chemex, and Disk filter for the Aeropress. Both of them seem to be spreading around the world, judging by all the twitter reports and blog coverage. Last week I spent a morning over at Solde Kafferosteri with Dan...
Vintage Danish Coffee Grinder

Vintage Danish Coffee Grinder

I walked into an antique shop next to my apartment here in Malmö and was surprised to see this giant vintage coffee grinder, apparently made in Denmark sometime in the 1920s and used at this location for almost as long. The woman who’d been working there for something like 20 years only spoke Swedish, so...