Aeropress Go Brewer
Unveiled at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, the Go retains the same brewing mechanics as the classic Aeropress but compartmentalizes it into a collapsible travel mug. Given the fact that the classic Aeropress was already the specialty coffee world’s favored travel brewer, it’s a safe bet the Go will follow in its footsteps.
These include a flat top that lets users preheat cups before serving and an ergonomic lid design that can be opened with one hand. It comes in varying sizes — one-, three- and six-cup capacities — and starts at a cool $35.
Avensi Tasting Glasses
Traditional coffee mugs don’t retain heat well and don’t enhance aromatics or taste in any way, the brand says. Its solution, devised with the help of more than 90 coffee professionals, is a set of differently shaped glasses aimed at accentuating flavors of specific coffees.
Breville Bambino Plus
Breville’s Bambino espresso machine is the most compact and affordable in its lineup. The Bambino Plus pulls useful tech from Breville’s larger, pricier options — a three-second heat-up time, shot pre-infusion and its fairly incredible milk wand — while maintaining a consistent, reliable flavor profile.
Breville Barista Express Pro
Sporting a digital interface like the popular (and much pricier) Oracle and a built-in grinder, dosing mechanism and milk wand like the stellar value Barista Express line, the Barista Pro is a more user and budget-friendly version of the brand’s entry and enthusiast-level espresso machines.
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Elemental Beverage Co. Canned Coffee
Price: $30 (six-pack)
Beyond freshness, it’s rare to find a canned coffee product that can claim single origin status. Most err on the side of blends from many different origins in order to keep costs down. Elemental doesn’t.
FrankOne Cold Brewer
The original premise behind FrankOne, a Kickstarter-backed coffee maker that just became available for regular purchase, was that the frothy bubbles sitting atop cups of coffee and espresso are the source of a lot of bitterness, and to remove them would be to reveal the sweetest, brightest cup of coffee. Period. The bubbles — called crema — are no longer the primary focus. Cold brewing is.
Gem Series Dripper
Stefanos Domatiotis is one of the best pour-over coffee brewers in the world. He’s won a World Brewer’s Championship and more national brewing competitions in his native Greece than are worth counting. His next project is a pour-over brewer designed for people who suck at brewing pour-over.
Jason Mraz Family Geisha Varietal
Bird Rock, a San Diego-based roaster with a reputation for excellence, acquired the coffee from Mraz Family Farm, based in South Morro Hills just outside San Diego. It’s extremely rare and expensive.
La Colombe Spiked Cold Brew
Price: Differs by market
La Colombe has collaborated with MillerCoors to create a 4.2 percent ABV canned cold brew drink. The drink, which packs the same ABV as standard Miller Lite, is technically a malt beverage made with a blend of coffees from Brazil and Colombia.
NotNeutral Lino Mug (16 oz.)
The inside shape of the Lino mug gradually slopes into the base, creating the ideal landing strip for a barista pouring latte art. Plus, because the handle is flush with the rim of the mug, it’s much easier to carry it around without spilling coffee all over yourself. As of today, the classic 10-ounce Lino is available in 16-ounce form.
Orphan Espresso Flatpack Dripper
The Flatpack pour-over brewer is a single sheet of food-grade silicone that, when fit into place with a titanium platform disk, takes the pe of Hario’s classic V60 brewer (it also uses a similar ribbed interior and single-hose design).
Oxo Good Grips Coffee Scale
The latest addition to Oxo’s line of coffee-brewing gear is a sleek, affordable scale with a built-in timer accurate to 0.1 grams. Don’t think you need a scale for coffee? Think again.
Ratio Six Coffee Brewer
Ratio’s followup to the stunning Ratio Eight is a more affordable and still very pretty coffee maker.
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