Dig traditional-with-a-twist kitchenware? NotNeutral’s Lino cup and saucer sets feature a classic design with a little bit o’ sass.
Available in three different sizes — demitasse, cappuccino and latte — these lovely mugs are sophisticated and fun. Check ‘em out in this review video.
You know that we play with a lot of different types of coffee equipment here at SCG and the crew definitely has their faves! We asked for volunteers to share which gear they dig in different product categories. Watch as Brendan, Kaylie, Shiami, Sam, Gail, Bunny, Dori, Teri and Miranda talk to us about their favorite kettles, pour overs, immersion / press pots and drip coffee brewers.
For a moment there, we thought we’d lost them! When we first discovered Concept-Art, we fell in love with their simple and elegant design, as well as variety of pro-level gear at a great price. So when we heard that they wouldn’t be exporting to the US any longer, we were super bummed. Conversely, when we learned that they had figured their export story out, we were super stoked!
Since our line-up changed a bit, we decided it was time for a redux. Watch as we go through all these beautiful goodies!
We have spent years proselytizing about our shooting-from-the-hip ways, and while we may not be giving that up completely, we are beginning to enjoy the part a bit of precision can play when experimenting with coffee and tea. To that end, we have been regularly using the both gorgeous and functional Arti scale by Escali.
Featuring a shiny silver glass finish, multiple weight units and tare functionality, this is a great scale for coffee and food measurement alike. Watch Gail show it off to us!
In addition to the temperature, foam quality and other general performance questions we get about stand-alone milk frothers, how they whip up non-dairy milks is definitely high on the list of many folks researching these little gems.
Since soy is one of the most popular non-dairy milks around, we selected it to perform a side-by-side functional comparison of the Capresso FrothTEC, Breville Milk Cafe and Nespresso Aero3. Watch our experiment video to learn how they measure up!
We’re not sure if learning how to pull a shot is more or less frustrating than learning how to steam milk, but we do often hear complaints about the latter. It does take a little time and practice to produce microfoam, but what part will your tools play in the equation?
Rocket Espresso offers a set of four different tips for their steam wand, which feature different configurations of smaller diameter holes. We wanted to find out how these different styles affected our mad steaming skillz, so Bunny and Kat took them for a ride! Watch as we compare different techniques and the different tip styles to learn how they measure up.
Single cup brewers need love, too. Your capsule espresso or coffee machine is so convenient to use, you may be tempted to overlook its regular care and feeding. But don’t! Alas, your coffee will taste better and your machine will live longer if you run a regular cleaning cycle using a descaling and detergent solution.
Watch Gail show us Full Circle’s answer to this cleaning quandary in this review and demonstration video.
If texturing milk is not your jam or you want to easily whip up a batch of frothy hot cocoa at the touch of a button, a stand alone milk frother like the FrothTec from Capresso could be the answer to your prayers. With a glass carafe and dishwasher safe components (except the base, love!), it easily produces hot or cold frothed milk while you tend to other endeavors, like finally completing that needlepoint lighthouse you’ve been working on since 1996.
Watch as Gail takes us through the FrothTec’s features and specs, then demonstrates whipping up a batch of dry cappuccino-quality foam.
Take your joe — or your chow! — on the road with these insulated travel bottles and mugs. Featuring dual-wall stainless steel, easy pour lids and a variety of colors, Zojirushi’s Tuff travel containers will keep your food and drink warm (or cold!) while you’re out and about.
Watch Gail show them off.
If purchasing paper filters on a regular basis seems like a bit too much organization on your part, the re-usable, fine mesh stainless steel S filter from Kaffeologie just might be the answer to the question you didn’t even know you had.
In this pair of videos featuring the S filter, we first show how it works with the AeroPress, performing our standard crew review. Then we brew up a batch on the AeroPress using the stock paper filters and the S filter to see how they compare, flavor-wise.
Crew Review: AeroPress with Kaffeologie S Filter
Compare: Kaffeologie S Filter vs. Paper Filter on AeroPress