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July 17, 2014
If you're wondering why we have better and better coffee in our homes today then our parents had in the 50s and 60s then you needn't look any further than baseball. Yes - baseball is responsible for drip coffee in our homes and the resurgence of coffee being a favorite among the Americans who drink it.
Sales of coffee in the 1960s had plummeted because percolator coffee was terrible. It was bitter and people were drinking coffee much less. Along came the invention of the commercial drip brewer from Bunn, and then Mr. Coffee decided to get into the consumer game and they need a pitch person - Joe DiMaggio. The rest is history, and has led us to where we are in a single serve coffee world. Why? People want great coffee at home, and we’ll do just about anything for it.
Check out this amazing history lesson on how baseball put coffee makers into our homes after the jump.
Continue reading: "How Baseball Put Better Coffee Into Our Homes"
June 25, 2014
The Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press by Thermos is a coffee press you can be proud of and take everywhere. Thermos vacuum insulation technology locks in temperature to preserve flavor and freshness, and this coffee press has a thermal performance rating of 6 hours. The durable 18/8 stainless steel interior and exterior withstands the demands of everyday use, and the simple stainless steel brewing mechanism brews without electricity so you can make coffee anywhere in three simple steps.
It also features a contoured handle that is easy to grab and comfortable to hold. The thermos body stays cool to the touch with hot liquids, and has a 34 ounce capacity.
If you’ve ever taken a french press on a camping trip only to have it break, then this french press is for you. It’s very durable and we’ve been using one off and on for many years. Thermos still makes great stuff, and this french press is truly great.
January 17, 2014
If you've ever wondered about making coffee poured through cherry, walnut, or maple woods - Canadiano is for you. Carved out of Cherry, Walnut and Maple wood, the Canadiano is the Canadian pour-over method of brewing coffee. You place the Canadiano on your cup, add two spoons of coffee and pour hot water into the wooden bowl. 2-4 minutes later your coffee is ready. Because the Canadiano is made of wood, overtime the coffee oils of your specific beans and roast will be absorbed into the wood and be a part of your morning coffee experience.
Each type of wood is matched with different beans and roasts from around the world. The Walnut edition is crafted and designed for use with darker roasts and earthier flavors such as beans from South East Asia. Maple and Cherry is designed for beans with slight citrus hints and nutty taste.
There's also a metal filter to reduce waste and lower your environmental impact by not using paper filters similar to other pour-over techniques.
Full video after the jump and it's got a little profanity in it.
Continue reading: "Canadiano - Single Cup Pour Over Wood Coffee Filter"
January 9, 2014
The Impress Personal Coffee Brewer is a personal portable single serve coffee french press for those of us on the go, in the office, or at home with coffee we need to brew. You brew coffee in 3 easy steps: add coffee, add hot water, and then press. The compact design also features a double walled outer cup, and an on the go lid for transporting to the office.
Since it’s easy to clean up, The Impress Personal Coffee Brewer is also easy to share with different housemates so everyone can have the perfect pressed cup of coffee they want.
We love the simple design, and the stainless steel and food-grade silicone makes the Impress a lifetime coffee brewer.
- Just add hot water to grounds Nested press produces clean, hot coffee
- Fun present for single coffee drinkers, folks under the same roof who prefer different brews, and people who like their coffee always fresh
- Capacity: 14 oz.
- Materials: 304 Stainless Steel with food-grade silicone
- Top-rack dishwasher safe
- Dimensions: 6' tall and 3.4' in diameter
- Includes double-walled outer cup, nesting inner cup with removable filter basket, and to-go lid
November 22, 2013
Over at Kickstarter we’ve found a great coffee scale called Acaia. Acaia is a simple minimalist coffee brewing scale featuring an LED readout, and a clean design. Why do you need a coffee scale when using a pour over coffee maker? If you want consistency in your cup of pour over coffee you’ll want to weigh the coffee and water to get it right every time. The Acaia scale also works with your iPhone using an app to communicate via Bluetooth about various brewing methods and times.
Continue reading: "Acaia: The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale"
August 26, 2013
The Bolt Brewer from Keurig is one of those inventions in the single serve coffee world we thought at first was a joke. Is it April 1st? Well the Bolt is not a joke it's a giant single serve coffee pot brewer that is aimed at the commercial brewing space. The Bolt can deliver 64oz of coffee in about 2 minutes versus the 4 minutes most leading coffee brewers take. To brew this quickly the Bolt uses Bolt pack cups which to us look like pre-measured giant K-Cups.
Continue reading: "Bolt Single Pot Coffee Brewer from Keurig"
August 21, 2013
Imagine getting everything you need to stay caffeinated in school for just $20 bucks. Melitta has a Back to School Kit we think hits the mark and though it's not what everyone thinks of single serve coffee, it is a one stop pour over with extra filters and a handheld frother that gets our attention. It's a $35 dollar value but we think the real value is helping you get through all those late night study sessions, and then feeling ready and fueled to ace the exam. Shipping is also free, and it's while supplies last - so get cranking!
- Ready Set Joe individual pour-over coffee maker with travel mug
- One box #2 bamboo filters (80 count)
- One can of Melitta Classic coffee
- Handheld milk frother
- Coffee Scoop
June 21, 2013
If you want one classic cup of pour over coffee sure to impress anyone viewing the MANUAL Coffee Maker Nº1 is going to take the prize. Designer Craighton Berman has designed a 'slow coffee' appliance that is designed to sit beautifully and unobtrusively on your countertop while providing the control of the pour-over brewing process in a single-cup preparation.
We love the clear glass of both the cup and the pour over area, and we can imagine many slow mornings only to be sped up with the resulting single serve cup of caffeinated coffee. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
June 18, 2013
The SoloGrind 2 In 1 Automatic Single Serve Coffee Burr Grinder has snuck it's way into Bed Bath, and Beyond. AB spotted the Sologrind in his local BB&B and we think the packaging and general appearance is pretty interesting.
The SoloGrind 2 In 1 Automatic Single Serve Coffee Burr Grinder can make refilling your SoloFill resizable K-Cup a breeze, because the SoloGrind will put the coffee right into your reusable cup. We'll be getting one of these to review in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
May 14, 2013
We love coffee makers that look like they're from a future we thought would have arrived by now, and the Wilfa Svart Presisjon automatic coffee machine delivers on this ideal. The Wilfa Svart Presisjon automatic coffee machine is the result of a collaboration between the leading barista Tim Wendelboe and Denmark based Designit.
The Wilfa Svart Presisjon Automatic Coffee Machine features:
- Advanced patented heating system that delivers optimal water temperature between 92°C and 96°C to get the most flavor from the coffee
- Unique Italian pump that allots the right amount of water at the right time
- 2.2 kW coffee machine features detachable tank that ensures fresh water
- Precise flow control valve that lets you regulate the amount and strength of the coffee
- Keep Warm function and electronic controls.
The Wilfa Svart Presisjon automatic coffee machine comes in 2 models, aluminum and black, priced at kr 3,000 and kr 2,500.
April 19, 2013
Sure we are a single serve coffee site, but we also have to give props to awesome ground multi-cup coffee brewers when their in hot pink. We really love the Cuisinart DCC-1200MP Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with it's brilliant metallic pink finish and classic design that comes with a 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle. The dripless spout and knuckle guard will also make getting a cup of coffee a breeze.
- 24-hour programmability with programmable automatic shutoff 0 to 4 hours and 1- to 4-cup feature
- Brew pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished
- Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter, measuring scoop and instruction book
March 21, 2013
The pour over dripper is one of those coffee methods that if done correctly yields amazing results. You use a paper filter and slowly pour water over a bed of dry coffee grounds while the brewed liquid drips out of the bottom.
Tons of coffee snobs rank the Kalita Wave higher than other pour-over brewers because its flat bottomed filters allow for a more even extraction. You've also got to love the way it looks with it's Art Deco styling and how it comes in a variety of styles.
Via Gizmodo at Wrecking Ball Coffee.
February 27, 2013
The KM9000 from Krups dispenses piping hot coffee at the touch of a button, and best of all it's one cup at a time. The compact 12-cup coffee machine is factory programmed for a large or small cup. The Krups Cup On Request coffee maker features the dual heating system with positive temperature coefficient to ensure unvaried coffee temperature for constant taste from the moment coffee is brewed and up to 4 hours after.
- Countdown timer to show how long its been since your coffee was brewed
- Programmable angled control panel - aroma selection for more intense extraction
- Front facing water window - 3 level removable drip tray for multiple size cups and travel mugs
- Immediate flow stop
- Krups Duo Filter water filtration system
- Removable stainless steel coffee tank
Price for the Krups Cup On Request coffee maker is $179.99 at Amazon.
February 1, 2013
If you're into single serve coffee you'd think owning a grinder would be a thing of the past - but you'd be wrong. There are just too many great micro-roast coffees out there to try and there are various ways to use ground coffee with your single cup brewer. The Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder is ideal for those of us who want to put a little muscle in our coffee grinding. The multi-purpose grinder prepares fresh coffee, salt, pepper, green tea, and even sesame seeds - so it's not just for coffee. The ceramic grinding mechanism never alters flavor of grinds, resulting in fresh, flavorful, and pure ingredients. The advanced ceramic is close in hardness to diamond - so don't even worry about it breaking when you get those harder than hard coffee beans. The reusable glass container stores up to 100 g of coffee grinds and is dishwasher safe.