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March 20, 2016

The RAFINO - Coffee Grind Refining System

Rafino Perfect Grind Every Time

The RAFINO - Coffee Grind Refining System is a coffee refining system that delivers the most consistent grind with micron level precision. They are currently looking to raise money on Kickstarter but we don’t expect this one to not get funded. It’s a brilliant idea to get a more consistent cup of coffee and be able to sort the grind level. 

Key features include:

  • The RAFINO gives you full control over your grind size. With the RAFINO, you can customize your coffee recipe down to a precise micron range. Use only the grinds you want! Nothing bigger, and nothing smaller, e.g. 400-800μm, 500-700μm.
  • The RAFINO offers eight interchangeable and easy-to-clean sieve sizes ranging from 300 to 1000 microns in 100 micron intervals.
  • The sieves give you full control over your grind and let you specify the appropriate grind size, down to the micron…
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March 3, 2016

It Was a Blue Bottle Coffee Kinda Week

Blue bottle coffee

We spent the week in San Francisco and have to admit to drinking Blue Bottle Coffee every morning, afternoon, and early evenings. The rotating selection and attention to detail is unmatched, and we can’t wait to return back and drink our caffeine fill soon.

At Blue Bottle Coffee

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February 22, 2016

Italy’s Coffee Pot King Buried in Moka Pot

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If you invent a coffee pot that roughly sells 330 million copies, then you will be buried in it. That’s just how it works. Renato Bialetti, the Italian businessman who turned an aluminum coffee pot into a classic global design, died last week at the age of 93. A man named Luigi di Ponti designed the appliance in 1933 and sold the patent to Renato’s father Alfonso Bialetti, an aluminum vendor.

Bialetti’s Moka-shaped urn now lies in the family plot in Omegna, Italy.

Via Quartz

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February 12, 2016

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter

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The Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter is our current pour over single serve coffee maker. We got it as a gift recently, and have also been using a #4 filter with it to produce a richer cup of coffee. The set includes a permanent stainless steel mesh filer, but as stated we often combine it with a paper filter. If you choose to use the permanent filter only, you can save a few bucks on not getting paper ones.

The carafe is made of mouth-blown borosilicate glass, and is dishwasher safe. We love the silicone wrapper in the middle to grab and pour your cup of coffee. Overall we’re pretty happy with the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter and it’s priced right at $30.

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February 4, 2016

SCAA Unveils a New Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

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It’s been a great 21 years with the current coffee taster flavor wheel, but that great time has come to an end. Considered both an art piece and sensory analysis tool, the coffee taster flavor wheel has been updated and it’s even bigger and hopefully better than before.

“This is the largest and most collaborative piece of research on coffee flavor ever completed, inspiring a new set of vocabulary for industry professionals,” SCAA Chronicle Executive Editor Lily Kubota wrote in a piece published today. “This groundbreaking new tool will shift the way our industry thinks about and utilizes coffee flavor.”

You can read an in depth article on creating the new flavor wheel here.

Via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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January 4, 2016

Ceramic Coffee Filter from Japan


If you're looking to up your pour over coffee game, then getting a ceramic coffee filter from Japan will do it. The porous membrane in this ceramic filter makes paper filters a thing of the past. You can also use it to filter water and make it a little better tasting. This set comes with both the filter and the dripper.

What's coffee like from a ceramic filter? The resulting coffee is akin to heated cold brew. Also extraction time averages between three and four minutes, which is on par with other more conventional filter types.

You can read a detailed article of the ceramic filter here.

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November 13, 2015

Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinders by Thirst Friend

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We received a set of the regular and mini versions of the Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinders by Thirst Friend. These grinders have been really great to use wth our Aeropress at work, and both are really portable with the mini coming with a bag to carry. You even get a scoop to use with each one, and the ceramic conical burr is easily adjustable to suit any range of brewing methods, from the finer grinds of Espresso to the coarser blend of French Press.

We have found the hand crank design is really easy to use, and the stainless steel coffee mill is sleek and durable, and really pleasing design. We can safely say these are some of the best little grinders we’ve used in quite awhile.

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October 30, 2015

Witch's Brew Gourmet Hellzelnut Coffee

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Witch's Brew Gourmet Hellzelnut Coffee is a perfect treat for this holiday weekend, and should warm you up as you walk around in the cool Fall air. It’s got a real kick and aroma to it so it may even wake the dead if you decide on it for your breakfast coffee. If Hellzelnut isn’t your thing you can also choose from 3 Different Flavors: GingerDead, Hellzelnut or Wicked Spiced Pumpkin.

Witch’s Brew gourmet coffees are artisan roasted fresh to perfection, and roasted immediately prior to packaging. Roasting date on each resealable package. 

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October 15, 2015

Kicking Horse Whole Bean Dark Roast Coffee

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We just got exposed to Kicking Horse Whole Bean Dark Roast Coffee. After having several cups at friends, we got some for ourselves and have been enjoying dark roasted Kicking Horse cups of coffee from our Aeropress. Kicking Horse mixes both Indonesian and Central American roasts to create a dark, flavorful cup of coffee and it's guaranteed to kick some sense into you.

This is a sweet, smoky, and audacious dark blend coffee, and it's fair trade Roasted in Canada. We highly recommend giving it a try and it will also produce yummy coffee using your reusable K-Cup filters.

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October 6, 2015

A Coffee Shortage May Be Coming

Coffee hoarding

We're all drinking so much coffee there may be a coffee shortage in our future. How much coffee? Well so much coffee that an extra 40 million to 50 million bags of coffee will need to be made to cover the shortage. Bloomberg reports that with climate change there has been a decrease in production. The type of coffee bean with the biggest threat is Arabica, which is the kind that the coffee chain favors like Starbucks. We'll have to see what happens in the coming months but we thought you'd like to know - START HOARDING COFFEE NOW! :-)

Via Jezebel

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August 14, 2015

R'stoyours Collapsable Silicone Pour Over Coffee Maker with Carabiner

Pourover silicon holder

R'stoyours Collapsable Silicone Pour Over Coffee Maker with Carabiner is a pour over coffee maker made of food grade BPA free silicone. This coffee dripper brews one cup or more, and the unique design allows it to save a ton of space. It’s great for camping and backpacking, and it includes a carabiner great for latching on any backpack. 

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July 8, 2015

Melitta Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer

Melitta pour over brewer cup

We spent the last week off the grid with a Melitta Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer and some cone filters and we loved it. After a week of brewing hot water and grinding the beans just right, we found using one of these daily wasn’t that much of a chore. We did miss our coffee variety that the larger single serve coffee market and our Keurig brewer allows, but it was fun joining the growing movement of people doing pour over coffee.

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April 29, 2015

BOD the Heart, Stomach and Smile Friendly Cold Brew Coffee System

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There's a lot of new brewers our there using French press or espresso methods, and the coffee produced is really great but can be higher in acid and also tough on the stomach. There's also a growing number of cold brew systems that are claiming to produce coffee with less acid, and a smoother cup of coffee. The BOD Coffee system uses a cold water infusion method to create a super-concentrated coffee extract that has:

  • 82% less Cafestol than French press & espresso to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • 69% less total acid than drip coffee
  • 58% less tannic acid than drip coffee
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April 17, 2015

Cafflano - Pourover Travel Mug

Cafflano brewer

Single serve coffee in pour over form is the latest trend that doesn’t seem to be trending to go away. The coffee produced is really great, but having to take your setup on the go has been so far challenging. The Cafflano is designed as a simple, portable system for remote or space-saving pourover brewing.

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The Cafflano contains a tumbler, a reusable drip filter, a hand mill ceramic burr grinder with a folding metal handle, and a top that doubles as a drip kettle through a small opening. Th entire Cafflano screws together creating a single 7.5-inch tall kit that weighs about a pound. You’ll still need a source of hot water and you’ll need to bring your favorite coffee as well to the pour over party.

At Cafflano via Daily Coffee News

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