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A Look at the Steampunk Coffee Brewer

This tricked-out-siphon-turned-glass-pipe-organ brewed coffee contraption may be arriving soon at a coffee place near you. Building on the popularity of by-the-cup brewed coffee, the Steampunk tries to do one better on the super-elaborate, high-ticket brewers like the Bunn Trifecta and the Clover: and do it four different, programmable cups at a time. More

3 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home for Under $75

Home coffee setups don't have to be wild and crazy to make a big change in your daily routine. In this third of a series, we'll explore three easy ways to make huge improvements in what you taste—and how you think about brewing—each and every day. For those looking to take their home coffee bar to the next level, we offer a few ways to go big without robbing the bank. More

Cocktail Gear: A Good, Cheap Boston Shaker

June was an unexpectedly hectic month in the Cocktail 101 household. We found ourselves uprooted, from Rhode Island to Brooklyn, as my wife started a new job in midtown Manhattan. In short order, we found an apartment and then moved ourselves, our few necessary items, the baby, and the cats. But all our stuff was still in a storage warehouse in Providence—including (oops!) my bar gear. More

Back to the Grind: 5 Great Coffee Grinders

If there's one obstacle between you and your coffee it's how to get beans dissolved into water, and without a coffee grinder on your side, you're going to lose the battle. Though there are a lot of lazy-man's-beliefs about what's suitable for home coffee brewing, there's one essential truth: grinding fresh, and grinding in a good coffee grinder, is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to make your good coffee taste great. More

Serious Espresso At Home: Finding the Right Machine

Tired of having to get out of your pajamas in order to get your morning macchiato? (Well, without attracting sideways glances, anyway.) If you have a daily double-espresso habit, you might consider bringing it into your kitchen, on account of both the convenience and the cash: A home unit can pay for itself relatively quickly—depending on your dependence. More

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