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Rocking the Coffee Sock: How to Brew Coffee in a Woodneck Dripper

I had my first cup of "Woodneck"-brewed coffee at London's great, temporary Penny University, a coffee space that functioned more of a class—a fun class, no nodding off—than a cafe. Drinking coffee brewed from a device with deep aesthetic conflicts (beautiful carafe with wooden collar, inexplicably married to a very hippy-like hoop with, well, a dingy sock hanging from it) required a slight suspension of disbelief. But then again, when you're this far down the coffee tunnel, your disbelief is pretty much on hold indefinitely. (The coffee, by the way, was delicious.) More

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