We already know that coffee is the past and the present. The delicious dark matter has been a driving force since the 13th century. Certain crafts have their golden age- some may say, like music. Coffee, on the other hand, continues to improve as time progresses. The incline in quality is largely due to human invention.
1. Acaia: The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale
"The only scale designed for coffee enthusiasts that monitors the weight, time and flow-rates as you brew coffee."
For those of you that have leveled up into the pourover coffee brewing world, consider the acaia. It comes with an iOS app to perfect and save your best brewing methods. $129.
2. The Goat Mug
"...We decided to make a coffee mug that is practical and sustainable, but is also a fashion accessory and tells the primeval story of coffee."
An urban legend recalls goats eating and dancing around berries from a coffee plant, provoking humans to discover the magic behind the beans. The concept from the mug was born from this story. This stylish, goat shaped coffee mug is BPA free and 100% leak-proof. The coffee sleeve can be turned upside down to hold the cup upright. Available soon for a sleek $25.
The alarm clock coffee maker wakes the user gradually using stainless steel ball bearings that boil the water through induction heating.
The Barisieur is only a conceptual design, but a beautiful, futuristic one at that. "The Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee brewer. It eases the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ball bearings that boil the water thorugh induction heathing, accompanied by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signaling to the body and mind that it is time to go to unwind and relax".
The traveling coffee lover can brew and drink gourmet coffee anywhere in the world.
Still in early production mode, this mechanism brews coffee similar to that of a syphon, but compacts it to the size of a 16oz travel mug. Dan Walsh found a way to "compress an electric kettle and a coffee siphon into a travel thermos."
Reinventing an Italian Classic
If you've ever used a classic moka pot, you'd find that the coffee it produces is dark and silky. Such a strong, muddy cup doesn't quite hit the mark in the proffessional coffee world, so Blue Bottle's team of engineers and designers reinvented it. The brewer uses ceramic, cork, and stainless steel instead of aluminum and plastic. This classy gadget is on pre-order for $100.
The machine that brings consistently perfect brewing with the press of a button.
The Chemex pourover method has been known to produce some of the best coffee available- mainly due to the slow and steady method to brewing it. The bloom stages and even extraction have been exclusive to a human hand and kettle, that is, until now. For $350, Chemex's Ottomatic allows you to perfect your brew with the touch of a button.
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