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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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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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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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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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Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of the World
During his travels, professional food photographer Henry Hargreaves has kept an extensive, related hobby: collecting and photographing to-go cups from coffee shops. Now showcased on a recently launched website and Instagram, Hargreaves shares hundreds...
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Ninety Plus Custom Slayer Espresso Machine
Unknown to those outside the niche community of coffee purists, Denver's Sensory Room is a rare enclave that hosts the highest caliber coffee tastings around. Run by Ninety Plus (a green coffee purveyor, grower and all around authority on the subject...
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Brewseful
by Emily Bihl With the rise in coffee culture ever increasing and popularizing many intriguing brewing methods—from Chemex to Aeropress to the Kone Brewing System—our morning routines often consist of much more than pressing a button. To help keep...
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East Van Roasters
Just a short walk from Vancouver, BC's historic Gastown neighborhood lies East Van Roasters. Situated in the city's Downtown Eastside neighborhood, the airy facility fills the surrounding blocks with a nutty, toasted scent. The recently opened non...
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Kone Brewing System
In recent years, pour-over coffee has become the new standard for those looking to get the most from their morning cup. While the stripped-down method of brewing brings out the richest flavor profile from the beans, it's not always the most convenient...
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DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive
It's hard to beat a handcrafted espresso from a skilled barista. Pulling shots and texturing milk takes skill and attention to detail, and the human touch in preparing coffee will never become obsolete. Still, stepping out to your neighborhood cafe...
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Christien van Bussel Ceramics
Employing largely traditional techniques for working with clay and wood, Christien van Bussel is based at a remote, idyllic studio in Aughrim, a small village near Ireland's capital city Dublin. Her work caught the attention of Colin Harmon at 3FE...
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notNeutral GINO Glass Dripper
Known for their mugs and cups designed to provide optimal fluid dynamics (aka the best possible set-up for pouring and drinking coffee), the newest creation from notNeutral—a division of Rios Clementi Hale Studios—adds a brewer to their collection...
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Breville Oracle Espresso Machine
Given time and the proper tools, it's not difficult to learn how to make an exceptional cup of coffee—but to do it consistently, time after time? That's the real trick. In this instance, the Breville Oracle aims to save the day. The recently released...
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Miguel Cardona's Coffee Cups for Charity
by Eva Glettner Miguel Cardona is a professor of design and an illustrator with an unusual canvas: the paper coffee cup. No subject is off limits for Cardona—in fact, the more obscure, the better; be it Breaking Bad's Walter White, aliens or sea...
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Word of Mouth: Vancouver
The Great White North isn't all pond hockey and maple syrup—Canada's west coast province of British Columbia holds its own unique identity to the rest of the country and indeed the world. Drawing on influences from home and abroad, the country's largest...
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Da Matteo, Sweden
It might be a surprise to hear that Scandinavia consumes more coffee per capita than any other region in the world. On a recent trip to Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg—a cultural mosaic port city on the country's (relatively) balmy southern...
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Bonaverde Coffee Machine
In our continued quest to find the very best coffee, we came across the Kickstarter of Berlin-based start-up Bonaverde. Their revolutionary new machine not only grinds and brews with the push of a button, but also roasts raw coffee beans first. The...