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Now This Is A Good Looking Coffee Brewer


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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With The GoCube, You Can Just Chew Your Coffee


Running late and don’t have time to wait for your scalding coffee to cool down? Just have a GoCube. It’s a chewable gummy cube that packs the equivalent amount of caffeine as half a cup of coffee.

GO CUBES are made with real cold-brew coffee and come in 3 delicious flavors: Pure Drip, Mocha, and Latte. (Note that each package of GO CUBES contains a random assortment of all 3.)

We are working directly with one of the largest and most reputable confectionary factories in the USA to produce GO CUBES. We’ve been through over 20 rounds of testing to pinpoint the exact right taste and mouthfeel profile, and have landed on something that has unanimous approval from the team.

The Go Cubes are developed with cognitive performance in mind, and as such don’t only pack caffeine: “We’ve crammed in a full nootropic stack in each GO CUBE. B complex (accelerates metabolism), L-Theanine (an amino acid found in green tea), and other compounds that stack well with caffeine.”

As far as costs are concerned, one of the packs the company offers contains 40 cubes for $50, which works out to $1.25 per cube, or about half the price of a fully equipped Starbucks creation. The IndoeGogo campaign is fully funded, so you can go on and place your order now.


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Bacon Flavored Coffee Is A Reality


Bacon and coffe, together at last. Not like, together-in-the-same-breakfast, but in separate dishes, so… sort of like not together. No, we’re talking about together for real. Maple Bacon Deluxe Smoked Coffee is exactly what it sounds like: coffee, but with the delicious flavour and aroma of bacon.

We pour the maple bacon flavor on our slow smoked beans like syrup, letting them soak up all the wonderful bacon goodness. Each cup will taste sweet, savory, and delicious without all the fat and grease. Your entire kitchen, office, or café will smell like a Sunday breakfast.

A 1 lbs. bag is $17.

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Caffeinated Peanut Butter, For That Double Morning Dose


Many people start their days with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ok, mostly kids, sure, but some grown up kids as well. These people might be interested in the Caffeinated Peanut Butter by a Massachusetts-based company called Steem. Each 2-tablespoon serving of the product contains as much pick-me-up as a regular cup of coffee, and the entire mix is made from all-natural ingredients: green-coffee extract, salt, peanuts, peanut oil and agave nectar for a little extra sweetness.

It’s available from a variety of retailers around the Boston area, or online, for $5 a jar.

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Kuju PourOver Means You Get A Real Coffee In The Woods


The Kuju PourOver is a product for making real coffee while you’re away from the grid or far from a traditional coffee-making machine. It’s an alternative to using instant coffee, which some see as an inevitable reality in many cases. It uses a specially designed origami-style pouch that anchors on the side of a cup of pretty much any size, holding the already-ground beans in a small filter bag and allowing you to simply pour hot water over them to make your brew. Let it steep for a bit then simply throw the pouch. Sure, the beans aren’t freshly roasted and ground, but don’t forget you’re trying to make the best of a typically coffee-restricted situation.

It’s not the first such product on the market, but Kuju PourOver tries to distinguish itself with quality beans, and a nitrogen-flushed pouch that displaces oxygen in order to keep oxidation to a minimum. It’s a $30 at the moment for 6 Kuju PourOver pouches, which is a lot of money for coffee, but you’re being asked to keep in mind that 1% of the proceeds will go to One Percent for the Planet, an environmental conservation outfit.


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The Smart Artisanal Coffee Machine from Poppy Looks Like The Perfect Coffee Snob’s Brewer


When it comes to extracting a cup of Joe, there are just about a million ways to go about it. Many of these are considered inferior by coffee snobs, but we suspect The Pour-Over, a Smart Artisanal Coffee Machine from Poppy won’t be one of them. This connected appliance holds 1 1/4 pound of coffee beans which are ground just before extraction to conserve freshness. The grinder uses a crushing rather than a chopping motion, which conserves essential oils. The beans are then dropped onto the awaiting paper filter, and hot water from its 50 fluid ounce reservoir is poured over them to fill the double-walled insulating carafe beneath. Through the app you can adjust variables like grind size, brew time, and water temperature to concoct the perfect coffee.

The appliance itself is a stunner, with its elegant lines clad in copper, and will look great on any discerning customer’s counter. We don’t know exactly when The Poppy Pour-Over will be available, nor for how much, but you can sign up on their website to be notified of this.

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Coffee Mug With Integrated Pipe


If the first thing you want to do when you get up in the morning is smoke up, we might want to suggest you could have a problem. Then again, we don’t judge and if that’s how you chose to live your life, then all the power to ya! So wouldn’t it be great if you were able to take a sip of your morning Joe and have a little toke at the same time, from the same vessel? That’s exactly what the Pipemug lets you do. They’re intended for tobacco use only (wink wink), and feature a fully functional pipe, with the mouthpiece on the handle and the chamber sticking out like a mushroom on the side. Prices start at $49 and don’t seem to go much higher than $60.

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Coffeeboxx, The Rugged Single-Serve Coffee Maker You Can Park A Car On


Ever been out on the job and hankered for a coffee? You don’t need to tote your Thermos around: with the Oxx Single-Serve Coffee Maker you can make a fresh cup in less than a minute, no matter where you are. Build to IP55 specifications, the Coffeeeboxx is waterproof, dustproof, impact resistant and even crushproof; it is apparently tough enough to withstand the weight of a car parked on top of it. Whether you’re camping, on a construction site, or having the ultimate tailgate party, the Coffeeboxx can put up with your abuse. It uses standard K-Cups, and has large, rubber-coated buttons that allow gloved operation, while the huge 2.5L / 84.5oz water tank holds enough liquid to fuel up yourself as well as a bunch of your buddies throughout the day. A carrying handle makes it possible to easily bring the 11 lbs. package anywhere you go, and a retractable 3 ft. cord gets out of the way for your convenience. All in all, the Coffeeboxx seems like the perfect coffee brewer for the serious outdoorsman or “dirty jobs” kind of guy. For a reasonable $225 pledge, you won’t even have to pay much of a premium on regular single-serve machines.


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Coffee Gourmet Is A One-Cup Brewer


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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