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Mercy Supply + MadCap Coffee Kit
No strangers to hitting the trail, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bag and leather goods makers Mercy Supply knows no morning is complete without a proper cup of Joe, even when out of the workshop. Linking up with local coffee-roasting experts MadCap...
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Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
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Java The Hop Coffee Beer
by Chérmelle D. Edwards In the Northwest, two local brewers—one of coffee and the other of beer—have joined forces for an unlikely collaboration. Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters and Astoria’s Fort George Brewery have created a canned seasonal IPA...
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Blendo Espresso Blend
Berlin's Five Elephant micro roastery is committed to directly sourcing their beans in the most socially and environmentally responsible way. Blendo is a mix of Directly Traded Brazilian washed beans, creating a full-bodied experience with hints of...
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La Marzocco Home
Making your own espresso just got serious: Florence-based La Marzocco has recently made their professional-grade espresso machines (previously only available for commercial use) for the home. La Marzocco Home offers customizable GS3 espresso machines...
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Joshua Tree Coffee
A desert may seem an odd place to find high-end, small-batch coffee beans, but Joshua Tree native Royce Robertson is making just that. Fresh, Fair Trade beans are stored in custom-built, climate-controlled containers, then hand-roasted and immediately...
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Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
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Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl
Coffee plays an important role in many lives, and it deserves the proper vessel. The Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl sold by A Detacher offers a satisfyingly rotund mug for your brew with the ultimate balance of beauty, simplicity and function.
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Olke Birre Coffee
Known internationally as a consistent producer of some of the world's best coffee, Ethiopia is a haven for coffee nerds. The dedicated team behind Counter Coffee Culture worked with organic farmer Olke Birre—one of the first in all of Yirgacheffe...
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Temple Scarf
Stay warm with this stylish scarf, which features a design inspired by Sol Le Witt’s wall drawings and the pillars of the Ganesh Temple in Jaipur. Using non-toxic dyes and hand-carved wooden blocks, Block Shop handprints its designs onto each textile...
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Custom Single Group Espresso Machine
With a name like Slayer, you know the Single Group Espresso Machine, a compact version of the original, isn't messing around. This is a sophisticated mechanism for better coffee and also a labor of love by its makers, who created a customizable fantasy...
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Counter Culture Coffee Holiday Blend
During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our...
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Wood Burl Coffee Roasters
Picking up a bag of fresh, locally roasted coffee is no longer limited to major cities. After 10 years working professionally in the coffee business, Brett Barker decided to turn his personal hobby of home roasting into a full-time job. Setting up...
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Timbuk2 + Blue Bottle Coffee: Travel Brew Kit
For true coffee lovers, enjoying a well-crafted cup isn't just a luxury, it's a daily necessity. Exploring new places near and far sometimes leads us to enlightening coffee discoveries by way of small-town roasters but, more often than not, it results...
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Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects
by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one...
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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union, yet as visitors and locals alike know, it's not short on culture, heritage or tradition. Two of those traditions are Narragansett Beer and the state's official beverage (yes, states have official beverages...
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A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans
by Chérmelle Edwards Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee...
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Pinhole's Custom Coffee Goods
by Chérmelle Edwards For her new independently owned San Francisco outpost Pinhole Coffee, former Blue Bottle barista JoEllen Depakakibo tapped Toronto-based Monarch Methods to create a custom range of goods. The Bernal Heights shop will feature...
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UPPERCUP + Coffee Supreme Reusable To-Go Cup
by Chérmelle Edwards Consuming takeaway coffee is a daily ritual for many. Though the experience of sipping such high quality coffee out of a paper cup leaves much to be desired. With this in mind, a group of Australian design (and coffee) enthusiasts...
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Lenworth, The Righteous Leftie
by Chérmelle Edwards Each morning Lenworth McIntosh—who also goes by Joonbug—opens his Fresh Kaufee Instagram feed with hand-drawn letterings and illustrations that simply say "Good Morning." The simple gesture is an extension of the full-time...
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AltoAir
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
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The Coffee Filter Refined with Bairro Alto's AltoAir
There are no ends to a coffee lover's quest to make the perfect cup in the comfort of home. Sure destination coffee shops will always have their place, but there is a certain satisfaction gained from making your own cup first thing in the morning...
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Khi-Khi Milk Co. Vietnamese Cold Press Coffee
South Carolina is well-known for its incredible southern cuisine, accompanied by sweet tea—and Michael Claisse is hoping to add some more exotic options to that drinks list. A line cook in his native Charleston since he was 14, Claisse branched out...
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