Batteries Not Included: This Portable Espresso Maker Doesn't Need Them

No plugs or chargers, just the touch of your hand.
Oct 14, 2014 11:00 am

Whether we're talking about sourcing beans and roasting techniques, emerging independent brands or tools of the trade, today's coffee boom means tomorrow's cup of joe will only get better and better. Now, the same goes for travelers or anyone on the run.

This Wall-Mounted Espresso Maker Is Pretty Much Genius

The Dutch-made Strietman ES3 is also a work of art
Jun 10, 2014 9:00 am

Arriving to us from the Netherlands, where the crafty Dutch know a thing or two about good coffee and the importance of awesome design, Strietman's ES3 wall-mount espresso machine gives equal weight to both elements. Details and more photos, after the jump.

Care To Step Up Your Coffee Pour-Over Design Game?

Introducing the Canadiano, a wood-carved pour-over
Dec 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Do you prefer the intense, complex flavor of a pour-over cup of coffee, but the plastic and metallic devices conflict with your heightened sensibilities? It's ok to be a coffee snob and a design snob (at least within the Food Republic). And fortunately, someone has developed a more palatable option. 

Trend Spotting: Coffee Maker Cooking

How to make an entire meal using a home appliance
Nov 26, 2013 12:00 pm

This morning our minds have been blown by the emerging trend of coffee maker cooking. As in, preparing an entire meal using your standard plug-in drip coffee machine. NPR Salt Blog and Chow are on the case.

3 Design-Minded Ways To Brew Coffee

We love our Chemex, but these are stylish too
Nov 19, 2013 10:00 am

Whether your needs and budget fall more on the frugal, single-cup side, or cost is no issue, here are three new coffee-brewing systems to do your coffee justice. 

Here Is A French Press Made From A Mason Jar

Hold the Portlandia jokes—this thing is pretty rad
May 17, 2013 10:02 am

Fact: those age-old glass vessels aren't going anywhere anytime soon. And in the case of this new coffeebrewer, that's fine by us.

I Love My Bialetti Moka Express

For one writer, there is one way to brew coffee
Dec 14, 2012 10:01 am
Bialetti Moka Express

Contributor Nick Santora has always been somewhat of a purist. He writes about this in his love letter to an 80-year-old coffee maker: "I’m not opposed to change or progress — it’s just that I value quality, simplicity and design. 

Design We Are Feeling: Pedal-Powered Coffee On The Go

The Velopress is a coffee machine on wheels
Dec 7, 2012 10:01 am

Velopresso is a pedal-powered mobile coffee-maker that requires no electricity. The custom-made bicycle can switch between gears that power the bike or drive a coffee grinder. Its award-winning designers are looking to develop this as a sort of eco-friendly coffee truck on two wheels. Read on for all the details and photos.


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