Down with PTZ?

Brugo_1 Are you down with PTZ? That's the "Perfect Temperature Zone," according to the makers of the Brugo travel mug.

As you tip the thermal mug, hot coffee is released into a small chamber at the top where it cools down before reaching PTZ. $19.95 in multiple colors at Brugo.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 15, 2007 in Coffee, Gadgets | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Coffee for One

Coffee for One

Why suffer through undrinkable office coffee, when you can make your own individual brew? Perfect for the workplace, the Coffee for One coffee-maker comprises a ceramic french press pot with a matching, stacking mug. One pot brews 14 ounces of coffee. $26 in red, blue, black, and aqua at wishingfish.com.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Nov 1, 2006 in Coffee, Gadgets, Tableware | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Don’t Knock It

Grindensteinfin

No wonder the Coffee Geeks approve of the adorable and practical Grindenstein coffee knock box. This mini dumpster boasts a slick design, comes in six colors, and can tolerate sustained barista abuse. Since the receptacle collects organic waste to add to the compost pile -- as well as other green tips outlined in the Grindenstein brochure -- it also creates better living through environmentalism. Plus the compact size fits nicely with most home espresso machines, including Rancilio’s stellar Silvia. $28.95 with shipping included (not bad, considering it’s coming from Australia) at Grindenstein.com.

Listed by Jessica Ritz on Aug 5, 2006 in Coffee, Gadgets | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Best Buzzes

Victrola Coffee & Art

Organic, Fair Trade, and micro-roasted coffees are taking the caffeinated world by storm -- and finally getting their due in the press. Though Victrola Coffee & Art remains somewhat under the radar, it’s among the best, and if you’re in Seattle, experiencing fresh brews at their fab retro café is a must. But, there’s no need to remain an armchair coffee tourist. You can order online from Victrola, as well as from the nation’s most skilled roasters. For great virtual coffee tourism, check out Gimme! Coffee, Intelligentsia, La Colombe Torrefaction, and Groundwork Coffee Company. Victrola's Streamline Espresso (pictured here) will set you back $13 per pound.

Listed by Jessica Ritz on Jul 28, 2006 in Coffee | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post