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Now This Is A Good Looking Coffee Brewer

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Once upon a time, we used to cover gorgeous home appliances and furniture. Lately, we’ve drifted away from that stuff, but coming across the Iikone Coffee Brewer makes us want to start again. If you’re going to make coffee in the morning, why not make it in what’s possibly the nicest looking brewer on the market? It’s expensive, and the company tries to make it sound like there’s some added function to justify the price.

The IIKONE mk1 is the very first pourover coffee brewer with a totally unobstructed filter. This solution allows a brewing process undisturbed by uneven surface tension where the filter touches its support, and makes a proper use of the entire filtering surface. The ultimate result is a more complex, even less bitter brew than is the one produced by classic manual pourover brewers, and fewer nonsoluble particles in the cup.

Right. So it makes better coffee? We’re not sure you’ll care when you’re being asked to pony up $700 for it, but hey, yeah, better coffee… why not? It’s made from “high gloss medical-grade stainless steel, CNC cut, machined and polished. It is compatible with popular 6-10 cup round or rectangular filters and conical metal filters.” And again, it costs $700.

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Coffee Gourmet Is A One-Cup Brewer

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There are all kinds of coffee-making products on the market, and here’s Coffee Gourmet’s take on it. It promises “superior” flavour thanks to the way in which it prepares your coffee. You insert the device inside your cup, and expose as much or as little of the filter as you want, as this will set the strength of the brew; a more exposed filter means water flows out faster, resulting in a weaker coffee, and vice versa. Then you pour near-boiling water and wait a bit. Initially the ground coffee will block the filter, allowing the beans to “bloom” and release their essential oils. As this happens they’ll also release carbon dioxide, which will make them float to the top and coffee will start flowing into your cup. Keep adding hot water until the cup is full and voila, a perfect cup of joe. The entire process takes about 40 seconds, which prevents over extraction and the associated bitter taste.

It’s a $16 pledge, assuming they reach their funding goals.

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Minispresso: A Shot Of Joe On The Go

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Up until now, there were pretty much no products that allowed you to make a cup of espresso while away from a power source. The Minispresso changes all that, giving you the ability to brew anything from a Risretto to a double Espresso without needing any electricity. The integrated pump generates 116psi of pressure, driving hot water through your coffee at the optimal rate, and producing espresso that comes very close to what you would get from a traditional machine. You can use the Minispresso with loose coffee grind, or Coffitaly capsules, while water tanks of varying capacities determine the shot size. And if you have nothing to drink your coffee in, the lid doubles as a handy cup.

Best of all, it’s relatively cheap at $39 during the pre-order process, and only $49 afterwards.

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BKON Craft Brewer Means Speed, Painful Price Tag

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When it comes to making tea or coffee, it seems the options are endless. If heaping a spoonful of instant into a cup of hot water isn’t your thing, you can opt for single-serve machines. These are great, but since laying eyes on the BKON Craft Brewer, we’ve realized that they’re really just amateurs. The BKON means business, as it’s able to crank out a cup of tea or coffee a minute for an hour. It also stores up to 200 recipes and lets you browse them through its touchscreen. It uses a process called RAIN technology, which is their patented vacuum extraction method that allegedly beats regular extraction by allowing for lower temperatures (which avoid bitter flavours) and faster brewing speeds.

Yeah, this is a fancy machine, and it’s one that’ll make your wallet cry: $14,000 is the asking price. You better have some deep pockets or a serious need for it, because we’re going to stick with our Tassimo.

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