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And Then God Created: Bacon Maple Coffee

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Anyone who’s been reading the site for any period of time knows that we’re deeply in love with bacon. Better yet, we think bacon mated with maple is as wonderful as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Abbott and Costello… or peanut butter and chocolate, to get away from entertainment duos of yesteryear metaphors. Now that we’ve seen Maple Bacon Morning Coffee from Boca Java, we will not rest until we get some and make it part of our breakfast. At $8 for an 8oz. bag, it’s not going to break anyone’s bank.

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C’UP Is A Coffee Cup For The Undecideds

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Feeling like a strong dark shot of espresso? Or a nice long Americano? Whichever it is, there’s no need to have two separate cups to hold your drinks, when you can have just one. The C’UP combines the two in one package, though we can’t exactly say it’s the most beautifully designed cup on the planet. As a matter of fact, you’d think they’d charge next to nothing to make up for the sub-par design, but what’s happened is rather the opposite: it’s an outrageous 40€ (or about $53) for just one. A set of six will set you back 220€ (or about $288). But hey, fools and their money are easily parted.

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V12 Inspired Espresso Veloce For Gearhead Coffee Lovers

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Not much is known about the above machine, the Espresso Veloce. It looks like a tiny V12 engine, but it makes coffee of a quality that we can only assume is superior. It’s made from premium materials like titanium, magnesium, and aluminum, and is limited in production to just 500 units. This means it’s likely in the same price range as the kinds of cars that sport V12 engines. It does seem to come with some nifty piston-shaped mugs, though that’s pretty much all we can tell you about it.

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Geeky Latte Art to Brighten Up Your Morning

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If it weren’t for coffee, I have a feeling half the people in the world wouldn’t be able to get out of bed every day. Coffee is awesome for a hundred reasons and one, one of which is the fact that you can create awesome works of art on the coffee foam. That’s what Japanese artist and engineer Yuko Honda does and she’s pretty amazing at it, too.

After seeing countless landscape and Grumpy Cat-inspired latte art, you might’ve thought that you’ve already seen it all. Not quite, because Honda’s uber geeky latte art is in a league of its own.

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Cookie Cup Lets You Drink Your Coffee–And Eat It Too

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When stuff like burger wrappers become edible, you kind of get the feeling that more things are bound to follow suit. After all, who’d have thunk it? I’m still iffy over the whole edible wrapper thing though, although I am kind of curious.

Hot on its heels, though, are these edible cookie cups that aren’t that much unusual since they are just basically cookies. They’re still extremely creative and will probably be very appealing to coffee drinkers who love to chew on some cookies while they sip their joe.

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The Ballerina’s Espresso Cup

We say it’s the ballerina’s espresso cup because we like stereotypes. We don’t necessarily believe in them, but how else are we to relate to our broader culture if not with shared references, which often take the form of potentially inaccurate beliefs? So we like to think that ballerinas subsist on a diet of coffee and cigarettes and nothing else. We know they don’t, but you know… The Solo e Sola is a 3D printed, glazed ceramic cup that presents a container for each. And while North America is awkwardly trying to hop onto a health-conscious train, you’re free to stubbornly stay right off and consume to your heart’s content. Each cup is available from Shapeways for the tidy, tidy sum of $59.

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Nestle To Release Limited Edition Star Wars Branded Coffee Machines

With the recent purchase of Lucasfilm (and the rights to Star Wars) by Disney, the franchise got an infusion of life and energy. Not that it needed it of course, since Star Wars stuff has sold pretty well over the years. But it’s no surprise to be hearing about Nestle’s announcement, especially in the wake of this news. They’re planning on making available a special limited edition of their Gold Blend coffee machine, with two themes: the “Dark Set” and Darth Vader or the “Light Set” with threepio. Each comes with a matching mug, and there will be 5,000 units made in all. Priced at 9800 Yen ($120), the machines are available starting this week, but only in Japan.

Hit the jump for a couple more pics and links.

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Death Wish Coffee: Hands (And Lips) On

Many blogs have been reporting on the Death Wish coffee you see above. Its claim to fame? That it contains twice the amount of caffeine found in regular coffee. The company sent us a bag and we’ve been soaking up the caffeine like stressed out freshmen during finals week. What do we think?

Well, how you feel is a very subjective thing, one especially susceptible to suggestion. So the mere thought that we’re drinking coffee with extra caffeine might be leading us to feel as though there really is more in every cup. But… well, we do think we get an extra kick; it’s like a sugar rush alongside the smooth caffeine soar we typically get. However, it’s not anything that had us shaking, twitching, sweating, or thinking we’d have a heart attack. It just seems to have that extra jolt, one that’s very appreciated on a slow Monday for example.

As for taste, we’d describe it as nutty and robust but not overpowering or burnt. It was tasty and we’d be inclined to have more even if there was no power punch promise. At $20 a bag, it’s also reasonably priced.

Thumbs up.

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Grower’s Cup Coffee Takes Brewing To Its Bare Minimum

By David Ponce

There’s a branch of coffee purists who swear that using a machine to brew your coffee is an abomination. Or at the very least, the people behind The Coffeebrewer think so. It’s a specially designed, PE-coated paper bag that contains 25g of fine ground coffee, as well as a specially positioned filter. You’re supposed to open the bag from the top, pour in 0.5L of boiling water, let stand for 5-8 minutes and pour your fresh coffee out through the side opening. The filter will keep all the grounds inside; it’s almost like a portable french press. We say almost because once you’ve poured half the bag, the remaining coffee will not even touch the grounds inside, preventing the coffee from going bitter over time as it does with a french press. This is a great idea anytime, but especially when camping or in other situations where carrying even the most basic coffee making apparatuses would be inconvenient. We’re not sure what the price is, though if you’re in Europe you can actually buy some in specialty stores and some supermarkets.

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