Coffee

Hi, my name is Bill Henderson and I’m an addict. I confess, I am a coffee addict. Ironically, I don’t drink it for the caffeine kick. Caffeine has no effect on me. I drink it for the taste. I like coffee. Currently my household uses a Keurig style maker made by Cuisinart. It’s a basic [...]

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You don't need room to store a set of espresso cups and a set of coffee mugs in your kitchen.  The Double Shot Glass Mug serves both purposes.  Each "hand-blown" mug has a 1.5 ounce espresso cup in one end and a 5.5 ounce coffee cup in the other end.  The Double Shot Glass Mug is $13.99 at [...]

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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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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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Grower's Cup is a French press in a bag that you can use at home, camping, or anywhere you have access to hot water.  Each pouch holds about 1 ounce of coffee inside a special filter.  You open the zipper closure on the bag, add enough hot water for three cups of coffee, and wait [...]

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This is an indiegogo funding project.  The ThermoBuffer is "the world's first thermodynamic mug", and it will reportedly keep your coffee at a perfect drinking temperature for up to 3 hours.  Instead of a dual-wall structure for insulation, the ThermoBuffer is has a triple wall.  The gap between the inner walls is filled with water, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

Coffee is a fuel when you're spending hours scouring websites for news items or trying to finish off that review. Well the Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug from ThinkGeek shows you how much fuel reserve you've got left. The 10 ounce mug will indicate "full" when filled with liquid over 96.8F (36C), and as it cools or you drink [...]

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The Philips Saeco Xelsis Digital ID is a stainless steel high end automatic espresso/coffee machine that can brew espressos, American coffees, cappuccinos and more. Instead of pressing buttons to create your favorite drink, which would obviously take entirely too much effort, you can scan your fingerprint and it will recall your user profile. Up to 6 users can save [...]

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I'll come right out and admit that I have an obsession with Kickstarter lately, and with the sorts of brilliant ideas that have been rolling out of there recently, it's pretty obvious why. One of the more recent projects up for funding is Coffee Joulies.  What appear to be large, shiny coffee beans are in [...]

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I'm not a coffee person, not even an itsy bitsy bit. I prefer a nice hot cup of tea thank you very much. But for all my java bean loving friends, I have something to share that may get you pumped up... with caffeine. Sorry, couldn't resist. It's the Airspresso espresso maker. Yes, I know [...]

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Keurig Platinum brewer in the process of brewing

Quite simply, the Keurig Platinum Single Cup brewer is the last coffee brewer you're ever going to need.   In my household, we're coffee and tea drinkers...iced tea, hot tea, hot chocolate, lattes, hot apple cider....we drink it all. We just don't drink the same thing at the same time. Every morning, I make coffee. I [...]

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Contrary to your mother's admonishments, you should inhale your food--or so a Harvard professor would like to prove with his consumption breakthrough:  Le Whif.  Sized and shaped like a container of lipstick, Le Whif holds a supply of flavored particles that when inhaled are small enough not to contain any measurable calories but large enough [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The search for the perfectly brewed cup of coffee at home has always proven elusive for me.  I have an entire counter devoted to my various coffee gadgets, each with its own niche:  brewing a single cup, full pot, drip, press. I have yet to discover the one-stop-shop coffee maker that can produce a great [...]

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The mypressi TWIST espresso machine puts the hand-held gadgetry in coffee making.  This little 10.5 X 3.5 X 3.5 inch device looks a little like one of those mesh tea infusers on steroids.  It makes a single or double espresso shot, with crema, in about 20-30 seconds.  You don’t need electricity, so you can use [...]

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The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto is a beverage brewing system brought to you by Nescafe and Krups. That's sure a mouth full, isn't it? After unboxing the thing and setting it on the kitchen counter, my spouse took one look at it and named it "The Coffee Duck", but for the review I'll stick with calling [...]

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