This Travel Mug Will Grind, Brew and Hold Your Coffee For You


It’s hard to get a decent cup of coffee when you’re roughing it. Between lugging around all the appliances, coffee beans and filters, it’s kind of a hassle. Probably why most folks decide to stick with instant coffee when camping. Cafflano has developed a coffee mug that not only stores your coffee, but will also grind the beans and brew it as well.

The design for the cup allows for its multiple parts to stack together. This includes the grinder, drip kettle, filter and cup. All one would need are some fresh coffee beans and hot water.


Last year, the Cafflano tried its hand at crowd-funding. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite make the cut. This year, the company tried their luck again and met their goal. Customers can get a model at The Fowndry for £64.99 ($96.90 US).

A little pricey, sure, but it should pay for itself over time.


Hipper Than Thou: the Mason Jar Coffee Maker


Just when you thought Mason jars were finally leaving center stage, the people over at Intelligent Design Company (based in Williamsburg of course) decided to turn it into, of all things, a coffee maker. For those of you who like to bottle your own coffee, carry it around in jars, or just want an alternative from regular ol’ drip machines, this might be your jam.

The “Pour Mason” is a pour over coffee maker, which means you pour boiling water over the grounds and let it slowly steep through a filter. Or, more precisely, a filter made from aluminum alloy and nickel finish, with a convenient metal lid attachment so you can brew directly into your jar.

The “Pour Mason” costs $35 and is available for purchase here.

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Wooden Block Filters Your Coffee and ‘Remembers’ Each Cup Made


If you’re looking for a unique coffee-drinking experience you just can’t get at your local shop, try this wooden coffee maker on for size.  Made by Canadiano, this pour-over wooden coffee maker is handcrafted to match up with different beans or roasts.  Whether you pick the cherry, maple, or walnut wood versions will determine the beans you brew each morning.  Maple and cherry work best with citrusy beans, while walnut suits darker roasts.

The coffee (after it’s mixed with hot water) filters through the wood, leaving behind specific oils and smells and turning each block into a personalized filter designed for your tastes.


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