Beverage

keurig-kold

Keurig has announced the Kold beverage maker that will be available for pre-order this summer.  The Kold will make sodas - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper - plus teas, craft sodas, and drink mixes in 8-ounce servings.  You won't need ice, because Kold dispenses the drinks already chilled.  You'll be able to make carbonated [...]

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corkcicle-decapitator-2

Using the Decapitator, you can open beer bottle caps without scratching up your hands and with minimal effort.  You just slide the Decapitator over the bottle cap, push down, and the bottle is opened.  A magnet inside the Decapitator holds onto the cap until you're ready to trash it.  Watch the video at Corkcicle, and [...]

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corkcicle-wedge

Corkcicle says the Whiskey Wedge is the artful way to a perfectly chilled, but not watered down, drink.  The Whiskey Wedge includes a glass and a silicone wedge.  To prepare the glass for use, you insert the silicone form into the glass, then fill the glass with water through the opening in the top of [...]

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black-terra-cotta-beer-tumblers-2

If you like to serve your beer (or soft drinks) in chilled glasses but have limited space in your fridge to store the glasses until you need them, you need to check out the Black Terra Cotta Beer Tumblers that can be chilled and ready in 90 seconds.  To prepare the mugs, you just soak [...]

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keurig-gives-up-on-drm-1

Many of the commenters on my Keurig 2.0 Model K550 Coffee Brewing System review, and those at Amazon and other online retailers, said they were through with Keurig machines if they were restricted to using only official Keurig coffee pods.  Reasons varied from the higher prices charged for the Keurig-branded pods, to  concern for the amount [...]

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zoku-iced-coffee-maker

I love iced coffee drinks from Starbucks, but they do get expensive, especially when you have three coffee drinkers in the family.  You can make your own iced coffee drinks from coffee you brew at home with the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker and save tons of money.  You just pour fresh-brewed coffee into the pre-chilled [...]

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grind-and-brew-coffee-maker

Most single-cup coffeemakers require you to use pre-made pods with coffee inside.  If you fill your own reusable pods, you can use your own freshly ground beans, but you have no idea how long ago the stuff in those pre-made pods was ground.  To insure you have the freshest, tastiest cup of coffee without having [...]

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eco-fill-and-eco-carafe-reusable-capsules-for-keurig-2-1

When I reviewed the Keurig 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System last November, the only complaint I had was that you can't use your own coffee in a reusable capsule nor can you use store-brand pods.  Green Mountain Roasters, Keurig's parent company, had put some sort of "DRM" restrictions in their new 2.0 machines so they [...]

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oakbottle

I don't know much (ok I don't know anything) about wine. But I do know that traditionally, the best wines have been stored in oak barrels as part of the aging process. The wooden barrels impart flavor, color and even texture to the fermenting beverage. That's for the good stuff though. If your budget is more [...]

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spruce-silicone-wine-glasses

If it's ever not winter again, you'll probably plan some picnics or pool parties to take advantage of the sun and warm weather.  With the Spruce Silicone Wine Glasses, you won't have to worry about breaking the glasses should you drop one.  They are made of BPA-free, hypoallergenic food-grade silicone that is flexible, virtually unbreakable, reusable, [...]

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brazen-plus-coffeemaker-13

It seems that everybody I know has a single-cup coffeemaker these days.  Some have espresso machines, some have coffee machines, but everybody seems to have gone the single cup route.  That's great when you only drink a cup or two a day, but it's not so great when you have guests over.  You'll be standing [...]

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pop-n-pour-beer-mug-with-opener

You'll always know that your bottle opener is attached to the bottom of your beer mug.  The Pop 'n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is a 24-ounce glass handled beer mug with a stainless steel bottle opener permanently attached to the bottom.  The opener is magnetic, so it will hold on to the bottle cap [...]

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star-trek-enterprise-bottle-opener-2

This model of the Star Trek Enterprise is more than just a collectible - it's a working bottle opener.  It's also more than just a utilitarian beverage opener - it also has fun sound effects (red alert, warp drive engines, and the bridge door opening sound).  It's 6" long X 5" wide.  It will look [...]

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triple-bar-set

You can take three of your favorite beverages with you in this luxurious Daines and Hathaway Triple Bar Set.  The round case is made of premium leather with a suede lining;  it has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.  Perfectly fitted inside are three stainless steel flasks and three stainless cups.  The strap can be [...]

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ecool-beer-cooler

If you always want to have up to 24 cold beers on hand, dig a hole in your yard and plant a eCool beer cooler.  The eCool was invented by four guys from Mors, a small island in northern Denmark, and each cooler is hand-assembled there, too.  The eCool is about 44.5" long and 8.7"-13" in [...]

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Vector cupholder review

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Stylish, clever and practical. If a gadget covers those three adjectives, it’s got a chance for success. And those are the words that first come to mind for the Vector cupholder that I was fortunate to get my hands on. If you want to reduce your worry level about spilling a drink on your keyboard [...]

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icecap-wine-cooler

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of wanting a glass of wine but the one you want isn't at the proper serving temperature, you don't have to resign yourself to an improperly served beverage.  You can chill and aerate a serving of wine as you pour it with the Icecap.  Keep the Icecap [...]

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cinnabird

You've probably seen pictures of coffees with the beautiful decorations on top made from the foamed milk, haven't you?  You don't get those at just any coffee shop, and if you're like me, you won't be able to make anything like that at home, either.  With the CinniBird Spice Pen, even I might be able [...]

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gifts-for-coffee-tea-drinkers

Today is Black Friday, the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.  Coming up with gift ideas for everyone can be difficult, but here are a couple of ideas for the coffee and tea lovers. The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker has everything that the coffee lover needs to make a perfect cup of [...]

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pepsi-homemade-sodastream

Well, you can make Pepsi at home if you are lucky enough to live in the test area.  Pepsi and SodaStream have announced a joint project called Pepsi Homemade.  You'll carbonate water using your SodaStream, and then you add one of the Pepsi or Sierra Mist Homemade 0.5L flavor caps create your own drink. Right [...]

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