Starbucks is concerned that the threats of climate change, severe hurricanes, and more resistant bugs pose a significant risk to the future of global coffee crop yields
The Duet French Press includes two separate interchangeable rods: one attached to a stainless steel French press mesh filter and the other a stainless steel tea infuser basket. The tea rod also features an interesting notched design that allows you to pull it back and lock it at the top of the pot to prevent oversteeping. Come to think of it, that would be a good idea for coffee too.
$44 at Horne.
Bodum's new Bean Ice Coffee Maker repurposes the traditional French press for making iced coffee.
Coffee and cold water are poured into the jug and sealed with a lid (included) for overnight steeping. In the morning, the lid is replaced with the plunger for pressing, and your iced coffee is ready to drink.Read More >
I probably should be tossing the coffee grounds in the garbage (to save my plumbing) or better yet, composting them (to save the environment). Here's where the Coffee Catcher comes into play.
This two-part accessory for the French press is made for easily removing spent grounds after brewing coffee in a French press. Comprised of a stainless steel hook and disc, the Coffee Catcher is designed not only to simplify cleanup, but also brew a better tasting French press brew.
Through architecture and furniture choices, proprietors of "coffee bars" make their establishments unwelcome to lingering laptop-users that otherwise clog cafes and coffee shops.
See also: nom de ca·fé.
NPR's Michele Norris recently interviewed Shefali Kulkarni, a Starbucks patron who goes by the coffee name "Sheila":
Shefali Kulkarni is the name of my next guest. But at Starbucks, she's known as Sheila. You see, Sheila is her fake coffee name, and by that, I mean, the name she gives the barista at Starbucks when she orders her coffee and waits for someone to call her name when it's ready.
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An alternative to the basic Bodum press pot, the Freud Coffee Plunger sports a vaguely nautical design and a stubby wood handle. The coffee pots come in two sizes, large (1 liter) and small (300 ml).
How does it compare to a Bodum in terms of functionality? I have no idea, but it certainly looks cool.
£48.95 (roughly $73) for the small pot at Graham and Green.
African coffee bar BKoffie serves coffee in a to-go cup outfitted with a French press-style plunger.
Increasingly small micro-roasters around the country, from Klatch Coffee in San Dimas, CA to Higher Ground in Leeds, AL, are developing national reputations as the coffee connoisseur's destination for impeccably sourced, freshly roasted beans.
Fellina Sok-Cham's Espresso Set consists of a puzzle-like bamboo tray that holds together six slide-out saucers and porcelain espresso cups (each of which are notched to hold stainless steel espresso spoons). While the idea of serving up a half a dozen espressos at one time doesn't seem to be the most practical, the set might also work nicely for serving (tiny) desserts. $45 at MoMA.