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A cup of coffee is in the bag

on Monday, July 15th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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 waitRead More…


Keep Your Coffee at the Perfect Drinking Temperature

on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

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,Read More…

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Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug – Monitor Your Caffeine Fuel Reserve

on Monday, June 4th, 2012

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 drinkRead More…


Keep your Espresso Secrets Safe with the Fingerprin​t Recognitio​n Philips Saeco Xelsis Digi​tal ID Espresso Machine

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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 saveRead More…


Put Some Joulies In Your Java

By: Andy Simmons
on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Posted in: Uncategorized

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 inRead More…


Airspresso – Bike pumps aren’t just for bikes anymore

on Sunday, February 20th, 2011

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 knowRead More…

Keurig Platinum brewer in the process of brewing

Keurig Platinum Single Cup Brewer Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Monday, November 29th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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.


Inhale Your Food with Le Whif

on Friday, July 16th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 enoughRead More…


Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker

on Monday, June 14th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, 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 greatRead More…


mypressi TWIST Espresso Machine

on Monday, November 16th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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 useRead More…


NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Review

on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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 callingRead More…

Make your own coffee pods – Perfect Pod Maker

on Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Perfect Pod Maker allows you to make your own coffee pods for most brands, including Senseo, Melitta, Simple Human, Juan Valdez, Bunn Home Cafe, Bunn-o-matic, Mr. Coffee, Hamilton Beach, and more. Unit comes with a starter set of 40 pod papers. Just fill the little filter cup with your own ground beans, place itRead More…


Guaranteed to de-clutter your workspace

on Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Well, OK, maybe not guaranteed, but it might be a good start.  If you’re in need of de-cluttering (and we know who we are), check out the USB Drink Warmer with 4-port USB Hub from Vat19.  Although this is another of those gadgets which has been subtlety named to disguise its functionality, for the sakeRead More…

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Bialetti Mukka Express Review

on Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

The alarm is going off again—it’s 6:30am and you’ve already hit the snooze button twice.  As you begrudgingly exit the bed and stumble around your bedroom you realize that, once again, you forgot to program the coffee maker the night before—and you need to be dressed and out the door in the next thirty minutes. Read More…


Hourglass coffee maker – Cold brewer

on Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

Let it not be said that I’m a tea snob… Here’s an interesting gadget for my coffee loving gadget buddies. It’s the Hourglass Coffee Maker, a cold brewing coffee system. You fill one section with fresh coffee grounds, pour in cold water, leave on the counter over night and wake up in the morning withRead More…