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 you’re looking for a versatile one-cup coffee maker, the Capresso Coffee a la Carte might fit the bill. It offers you the ability to brew a single cup of tea, single cup of coffee or a whole pot of coffee, with programmable water dosages for the single cup versions.
Watch as Gail walks us through their features and then demonstrates each of the brew options.
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
One of the most venerable names in the coffee business, illy is credited with creating the machine that eventually led to the espresso machines we know and love today. They’ve also been roasting coffee in Trieste, Italy, for a heckuva long time, mostly focused on their tried-and-true blends for espresso, drip and stovetop coffee.
They recently released a series of single origin beans, however, and so we wanted to see how they measured up! Check out this review and tasting video featuring their Ethiopian, Brazilian and Guatemalan offerings.
Often sporting several different features and functions — like steam wands or automatic frothers — the U is a streamlined version of their capsule espresso machine. It’s small, incredibly intuitive to use and, since it’s using the same brew technology and capsules of its pricier counterparts, produces a great cup of coffee with minimal work on your part. Plus, it incorporates magnets and you know how much we love that. The future!
Want to see it in action? Check out Gail’s walkthrough and demo of the Nespresso U.
When we saw this gorgeous, candy-apple red version of our much loved Technivorm, we couldn’t wait to bring in a few for the holiday season! Functionally identical to the polished silver KBG741, this eye catching Technivorm is a saucy little homage to both form and function.
Watch Gail talk to us about specs and then brew up a batch o’ java for our enjoyment.
Not all of us are blessed with excess kitchen counter space, and Jura is here to help us out with that. Their new Micro series of machines feature smaller footprints and heights than any of their other models, without sacrificing their well-known brew quality.
Watch as Gail shows us the ENA Micro 9, which features one-touch cappuccino functionality that will whip up a milk-based drink for you in a jiffy.
Watch Gail break this lil dude down — features, specs and how to make a cappuccino. We’ve also got it on a smokin’ deal through Monday, 11/26/12 — $100 off! — so if it speaks to you at all, definitely pick one up soon.
Interested in the kind of precision offered by a double boiler but don’t want to sink a couple grand into it? Quick Mill’s new dual boiler, the QM67, is a simple double boiler machine that features an E61 brew head, integrated PID, internal water reservoir and a great price.
Watch Gail’s review of this machine — including features, specs, why you might choose this model over other dual boilers and a functional demonstration.
Designed for busy cafes, large office kitchens or just seriously addicted coffee lovers, Curtis’ G4 TP15T Twin ThermoPro Brewer is a serious piece of kit.
Featuring programmable brew options, an intuitive touchscreen interface and dual, large capacity thermal dispensers, this is the coffee maker you need if you’re looking to sling large amounts of java in a short period of time.
Watch Gail take us through the features and specs, then brew up up pot for us to sample the brew. Delish!