Randwyck One-Cup Coffeemaker

People keep telling me that they can’t afford a Technivorm, Capresso, Bunn or any decent long-term automatic drip maker. Meanwhile, pod machine one-cups encourage you to buy
prepackaged brands, hardly a key to thrift in these times.

One-cup brewers like this (more…)

Can Roasted Coffee Be Too Fresh?

I just bought 5 pounds of Sumatran coffee from Paradise Roasters. This is currently one hot roaster. They seem to get all A’s from Coffee Review’s editor, Kenneth Davids. This particular coffee is rated a 94. Frankly, I’m undecided about grades – after all, I was a pretty lowly student in high school.

Yesterday, after the coffee arrived, I couldn’t wait (more…)

Kenya Coffee Frankenstein!

The Coffee Research Foundation’s new Kenya coffee variety could single-handedly destroy the reputation of one of the world’s best coffees. This morning, I received the following press release:

Kenya’s Coffee Research Foundation (KRF) has released a new variety of coffee.
The variety known as Batian is high yielding and is expected to boost coffee production in the country. Coffee Research Foundation (KRF) Managing Director Dr. Joseph Kimemia said the new variety, named after a peak on Mount Kenya was resistant to coffee berry disease and leaf rust. It is also fast maturing with farmers expected to harvest within two years after planting. (more…)

Sowden SoftBrew: A Brewer Disguised As A Teapot

I got this interesting coffee maker from Oren Bloostein. Oren suggested this might appeal to some folks as an alternative to the French Press or press pot as it’s becoming more widely (if generically) known.

And, it is innovative. It features an attractive ceramic pot, and a patented inner cylinder. You simply place grounds in the cylinder, (more…)

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