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Kuju PourOver Means You Get A Real Coffee In The Woods

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Roarin’ Cup of Joe: T-Rex Fossil and Octopus Coffee Mugs

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Bring a little prehistoric fun to every coffee break by sipping your latte from these quirky mugs. Each one features a three-dimensional design starting from the print that covers the mug and extends to the handle. The T-Rex holds 17 ounces while the octopus can hold up to 15 ounces of your favorite drink.

These coffee mugs are available from ThinkGeek for $13.

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That’s Life: The Caffeine Causality Loop

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Your job. Your significant other. Your daily cup of coffee…and the list goes on and on. Can’t live with them, can’t bear to live without them. Such is life.

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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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Extra Shot Coffee Mug Livens Up Your Mornings

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We’re not sure how your boss is going to feel about it, but we certainly think that walking around the office with the Extra Shot Coffee Mug will make you the envy of your coworkers. After all, who hasn’t thought of spicing up a Monday morning with a little shot of pick-me-up in their coffee? The leatherette strap carries a tiny flask for the libation of your choice, while the mug itself appears to carry a standard size of American style Joe. It’s $15.

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