Beverage

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press review

REVIEW – Not long after having reviewed the original Aeropress Coffee Maker, I was provided the opportunity to review a pre-release sample of AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press, a product billed as being more lightweight, compact and portable than its predecessor.  Having been very impressed with the original Aeropress, the idea of Aeropress Go immediately …

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This cute little disk will keep your favorite beverage hot on-the-go

NEWS – Has this ever happened to you? You just plopped down $6 at your favorite coffee shop, but about halfway through enjoying your hot cup of whatever it gets ice cold, and you end up tossing it into the trash. Now there’s a way to keep it warm, so the only thing you’ll be …

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The Pump2Pour insulated jug keeps your favorite beverages on tap

NEWS – Summer is in full swing, and we have the temps here in the Midwest to prove it. If you’re going to be outside, you’re going to need a cold beverage or 5. And something to keep that beverage as cold as possible. The Pump2Pour Insulated Jug from nICE Cooler has got your back. …

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Drinkworks’ Home Bar is a Keurig for your cocktails

NEWS – Everyone has a favorite beverage(s). That makes it particularly difficult if you’re having a party with lots of guests. You have a Keurig for coffee and tea but what about alcoholic beverages? What does everyone like? Which ingredients do you buy that will please the most people? That question is moot now with …

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Sparkel can carbonate drinks without using a CO2 tank

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I love using my SodaStream Fizzi One Touch for making sparkling water and I make my own zero-calorie sodas by using flavor drops and stevia. But I’ve always wanted to try carbonating other drinks like tea or juices. The problem is that doing that with a SodaStream can damage it. So I …

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Ember introduces a larger 14oz version of its popular temperature controlled ceramic mug

NEWS – Ember recently launched a new 14oz version of its Ember Ceramic Mug in the U.S. Previously the mug was only available in a 10oz size. The new larger mug works exactly like its little brother. Using the Ember app, you can select your desired temperature, choose and save presets for different drinks, and …

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The Rain Straw solves a major pain point for reusable straws – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDED – We keep hearing about how many plastic straws are ending up in the trash and then in our landfills and waterways. But switching to a reusable straw can be too much trouble to stick with it due to the way you have to clean them. Do you remember the Final Straw that I …

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The BARSYS Robot Bartender frees you up to be the life of the party!

NEWS – A few years ago, we told you about a $25,000 Robotic Bartender that consisted of a computer, a locked bar cabinet, and a lot of stock stored in the cabinet.  That robot claimed to mix drinks for you, but it didn’t fit the budget of many people.  But now, there’s a new Robot …

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Adagio Teas simplifies making a pot of tea with the VelociTEA kettle

NEWS – I thought we had our tea-making process under control here, but Adagio Teas can streamline the process even more with their new VelociTEA kettle.  You just add water to the kettle, choose the perfect temperature for brewing the variety of tea, put the leaves in the dishwasher-safe brew basket, then press the button …

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FinalStraw reusable folding straw review

REVIEW – I just returned from a week’s vacation on Sanibel Island Florida and I immediately noticed that all but one of the restaurants that we visited provided paper straws instead of plastic straws. Why does this matter? Because Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws every day. Think about that a minute. Can you …

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Give the gift of a diamond – decanter, that is

NEWS – Back in 2012, John Walker & Sons produced 60 bottles of a limited-edition whisky to honor the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne.  That whisky was bottled in a beautiful lead crystal decanter with a sterling silver collar set with a half-carat diamond.  The decanter was diamond shaped, similar …

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Wait, was I drinking with Albert Einstein or Madame Curie?

NEWS – Recently, we told you about glasses decorated with mathematical constants.  Today’s glasses identify which glass is yours with pictures of famous scientists.  These glasses have a 3.5″ diameter, stand 5.75″ tall, and hold 16 fluid ounces.  And as all good glasses should be, they are dishwasher-safe. The Famous Scientist Tumblers are decorated with images …

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Wait, was I drinking from Euler’s Number or from the Golden Ratio?

NEWS – These bar glasses are for the mathematicians and scientists.  The set of four glasses feature mathematical constants and their expanded formulas.  You’ll choose from Pythagoras’s constant (√2), the golden ratio (Φ),  Euler’s Number (e), or pi (π).  The graphics can serve two functions:  1) identify which glass is yours, and 2) let you …

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