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Word of Mouth: Kyoto Cafés
When we were researching a visit to Kyoto we found Inside Kyoto to be an invaluable resource. It’s run by Chris Rowthorn, an American who has been in Kyoto for more than 20 years. Rowthorn is also the editor of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Japan...
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Pour-Over Coffee Maker
Instead of requiring disposable filters, the Coffee Gator has a reusable laser-cut steel filter designed to pull the most out of your beans. This offers a cleaner flavor than the French-press method. Easy to clean, this hassle-free piece of equipment...
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CH Omakase 2016: Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee
We did not suppress our surprise when Blue Bottle Coffee announced the release of Perfectly Ground—a late 2016 debut of precisely ground, hermetically sealed coffee packages. It was an unexpected move from a brand known for immediacy, vibrance...
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The December Dripper
Nicholas Cho and Youngmin Lee's December Dripper, launching on Kickstarter today, aims to revolutionize coffee brewing through a new adjustable brew flow. Together, Lee and Cho have over 35 years of combined professional coffee experience. The...
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"I've Done Everything" Mug
While David Shrigley's mind goes to some strange and wonderful places, his work always manages to make us feel that we're not alone. Like all his collaborations with Third Drawer Down, this "I've Done Everything / I've Done Nothing" mug is affordable...
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Glass French Press
Taking a classic design and adding beautiful contemporary flair, Saint Augustine, FL-based Yield's Glass French Press is made from premium heat-proof borosilicate glass, so it can withstand super-high temperatures. Available in gray, orange or clear...
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Nespresso + Breville Creatista Plus
Simply put, the new Creatista Plus is what happens when two of the most respected names in coffee-making appliances unite. With Nespresso's simple, recyclable pod process and Breville's sleek, stainless steel design, it's as easy to use as it is...
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Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground
On a sunny day in Los Angeles, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman sits at a table near a window in his bustling, light-filled cafe. Following up on an intriguing invitation to drink coffee together, we sit down and he pulls out a box of white packets...
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Draft Latte
Crafting a canned iced latte—with its ideally silky texture—is no easy feat. La Colombe has managed to create a delicious and frothy on-the-go beverage in its Draft Latte. Made with cold-pressed espresso and nutrient-rich milk, it doesn't need any...
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Coffee and Coconut Body Scrub
While the combination of coffee and coconut might sound like the perfect breakfast, Frank Body's scrub is for your skin. Made from roasted, ground coffee; grapeseed oil; coconut oil and jojoba beads (plus a little water, salt and sugar), the exfoliator...
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Hacker's Brew Iced Coffee
As the coffee industry keeps evolving and growing, another brand is emerging—and making a splash by doing things differently. The CEO of Hacker's Brew, Elias Ladopoulos (a technologist, investor and well-known co-founder of the Masters of Deception...
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Grady's Cold Brew Kit
This brand new all-in-one home brewing kit contains everything you'll need to make your own iced coffee: a pouch of 12 Bean Bags (which contain coffee, spices and chicory) and the easy-to-use pouch—complete with spout for pouring straight from the...
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Counter Culture Coffee, Los Angeles
Coffee bars of every size and shape are opening around the globe at breakneck speed, many of which emphasize novelty elements like 3D animals crafted in cappuccinos. Counter Culture Coffee, however, has taken a different approach in the face of its...
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Instant Coffee Tubes
Instant coffee gets a bad rap for its sludgy results, but 2015 Finnish Barista Champion Kalle Freese is using it as a way to make specialty coffee more convenient and accessible. Freeze-dried shots of espresso made from single-origin beans—roasted...
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Nitrogen-Infused Rise Coffee
Rise Coffee does more than cold brew organic, fair-trade Peruvian coffee beans in filtered water. They also infuse it with nitrogen and serve it out of kegs—and now cans with a widget much like Guinness. The coffee itself is roughly 80% less acidic...
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Grady's All-in-One Home Brewing Kit
An update to their already-excellent Bean Bags, Brooklyn- and Bronx-based Grady's has just released a new product that means you can DIY their famous New Orleans-style cold brew coffee at home. The brand new, all-in-one home brewing kit contains...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. A Colossal Structure Discovered Near Petra, Jordan A previously undocumented structure, hiding in plain sight next to the ruins of Petra, Jordan, has just been uncovered by archaeologists. Using a combination of Google Earth, satellite imagery...
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Pergamino Coffee
In 2012, the Pergamino coffee bar in the upscale El Poblado neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia was one of our favorite finds in this vibrant city. Now Pergamino is available in North America through their online store, making it possible to order...
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Counter Culture's Cold Hearted Coffee
If rosé is summer’s official libation, iced coffee is certainly the season’s caffeinated fix. There’s no shortage of options out there (we’ve been partial to Grady’s since its inception), but Counter Culture’s new limited-release, Cold Hearted...
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Collected Coffee
Craft Coffee promises grocery store prices; Blue Bottle at Home (which actually acquired fave subscription service Tonx in 2014) can deliver freshly roasted beans to your door within 48 hours; Angel's Cup adds an educational factor by encouraging...
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Simpli's Redesigned French Press
There's a richness to French press coffee one doesn't really find from a lot of other coffee makers. There's also a general ease to brewing with one. It's simple. It's fast. But ultimately, it's messy—with grounds needing a place to go and relentlessly...
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Insulated Canteen
Corkcicle’s canteens stand out thanks to their attention to detail. Patented easy-grip sides prevent the bottle from rolling (while also providing an angular look), its no-slip bottom keeps it secure on almost any surface, and triple insulation keeps...
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Lockwood Cafe
Located in the 2nd, Lockwood Cafe has something for all visitors and locals—being open from 8AM to 2AM every day except Sundays. From a breakfast coffee and banana bread in the morning to lunch, dinner and aperitivo, Lockwood isn't just convenient...
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