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Caffeine Any Color You Want It

Bodum French Press 3-Cup Coffeemaker with Locking Lid

Waking up bright and early isn’t everybody’s idea of a good time, but when presented with a pot of freshly brewed coffee, anybody could find reason to smile. Especially when the coffee comes in such a brightly colored vessel.

It’s hard not to like the Bodum Bean French Press Coffeemaker with Locking Lever Lid, 3-Cup (12-Ounce). It comes in red, green, blue, purple, yellow or black, all made in that distinctive Bodum style. For around $25, it’s a surefire way to brighten your day–and the coffee doesn’t hurt either.

August 5, 2010   No Comments

Press Down For Plastic-Free Coffee

LaCafetiere Optima Coffee Press

Made of metal and glass with a minimal amount of plastic, the LaCafetiere Optima Coffee Press is a no-nonsense wake-up call for coffee aficionados. An elegant way to start the day, the coffee press requires nothing more than ground coffee and hot water. Simply steep the grind and plunge. The result is a hearty brew of full-flavored coffee. Available in several different sizes, the French press is designed in such a manner that hot water (or coffee) does not need to come in contact with any plastic parts, thus eliminating any worry of BPA leaching into your morning brew.

June 28, 2010   No Comments

The Coffee Mug That Bites Back

Megawing Teeth Mug

It’s not exactly the first thing I would want to be greeted with in the morning, but as long as there is coffee involved, I think I could embrace this Megawing Teeth Mug. The hand-carved ceramic mug features a healthy overbite (or would that be an underbite?) and is sure to bring a smile to your face. Unless of course, there’s decaf in that cup, in which case those pearly whites will be greeted with bared fangs.

April 13, 2010   No Comments

Coffee Meant To Whif, Not Sip

Le Whif Coffee

There’s nothing more relaxing that sitting back, slowly sipping on a nice espresso. Or rather, whiffing, not sipping, as some may have it. Le Whif, makers of the chocolate inhaler, now have a coffee inhaler to offer as a complement.

Each Le Whif Coffee stick contains 100 milligrams of caffeine, about as much as a single serve espresso—although it seems it would take nine hits to reach that mark. At about $3 per stick, the price is comparable enough, but something tells me cafés aren’t going to be replaced anytime soon. Or for that matter–since we’re talking about inhalable chocolate and coffee–chocolate covered espresso beans.

(Via Boing Boing and the NY Post)

March 15, 2010   No Comments

Coffee The Way It Was Meant To Be

Bodum Double-Walled French Press

Ground coffee in hot water. It’s a simple concept, but the world wouldn’t be the same without it. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, it’s hard to underestimate the impact of the little caffeinated bean that could. While many different brewing methods have evolved, perhaps there is none better than the simplest one: ground coffee in hot water.

Yes, it’s worth repeating: ground coffee in hot water. Using a press pot brings this method to the table. Literally. Just add grounds and hot water and let it steep. How long is entirely up to the coffee drinker and makes for unparalleled control over the resulting brew. For less than $50, the Bodum Double-Walled French Press offers an excellent option for home brewing. Featuring double-walled construction, the tempered glass offers not only a time-tested way to brew your brew, but also a way to keep it warm at the table.

February 20, 2010   No Comments

Bamboo filter holder clears up the morning

RSVP International Bamboo Coffee Cone Filter Holder

Coffee making in the morning needs to be as simple as can be. What later in the day is easy to accomplish is not so when just out of bed. Even eliminating one step in the coffee-making ritual can keep morning mishaps at bay. The path of destruction caused by stumbling from the freezer for the coffee and then to the faucet for water, and then to the cupboard for the box of filters can be reduced by simply leaving the filters out by the coffeemaker.

However those little filter boxes can be ugly, all open and hanging out like that. Pass on the cardboard decoration and move on up to wood. The RSVP International Bamboo Coffee Cone Filter Holder is small, made from an eco-friendly material, and streamlines those foggy mornings. At $9.99 it’s a small price to pay for a little morning clarity.

October 29, 2009   No Comments