One of the best kept secrets of Chattanooga, TN is Velo Coffee. Back when it was first launching in 2010, Andrew Gage sold his car in order to get started. When his wholesale business in Chattanooga started growing, he made deliveries on a bicycle. Fast forward to 2015, Velo Coffee is continuing to grow. With a focus on customer education, Velo is wanting to provide world class coffee whether you are at home or in their cafe.
Time your coffee brews, keep a detailed log of them afterward, and more.
The iPad of coffee scales.
Extract high-quality espresso, wherever you are.
Everything you need to brew traditional Vietnamese coffee, hot or iced.
Hario’s answer to the more-expensive Chemex coffee brewer.
A modern reinvention of an Italian classic.
Great kitchen scale for budding coffee nerds.
The ROK Presso Manual Espresso Maker is unique in a few ways. One of the main features is that it doesn’t require electricity. This makes it a perfect device if you live in an area prone to harsh winter weather. You shouldn’t let a simple power outage get in the way of a nice cup of espresso.
Coffee mug on one side, espresso mug on the other. Either way, a fun novelty gift for the coffee addict in your life.
As much as I would’ve liked to, I didn’t get to make it out to the Circles 2014 conference. But hey, if I drink coffee out of their enamel coffee mug while repeatedly watching the short film they shot for it, it’s almost like I was there…right? Guys?
I’m starting to think my fondness for gooseneck kettles is turning into full-blown addiction—and I’m okay with it. The Canadian-made Monarch Methods pour over kettle is among the more unique ones I’ve seen, with its copper construction and handle-less design. You grip it by the tanned harness leather insulator rather than an external handle, giving you better control over the pour. The…
The Handpresso Wild Hybrid is a travel-sized espresso maker for coffee addicts on the move. It won’t replace a $1,000 kitchen machine but it produces surprisingly good results for what it is. The brewing process takes a little practice, but it’s worth the effort to get it right and produce some lovely crema. The top Amazon review suggests preheating the reservoir beforehand,…
We love a good kettle here at Tools & Toys—particularly the gooseneck variety—and this stainless steel Fino Pour Over Kettle fits the bill nicely. Nothing fancy about it really, just quality Japanese design and craftsmanship. I like that it’s so compact compared to other kettles. My only quibble is that it doesn’t whistle when the water’s boiling, but the lid does bobble…
After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for their Neat Ice Kit, the boys at Studio Neat are back with a new Kickstarter project: the Simple Syrup Kit. Simple syrup—a concoction of sugar and water—is great for sweetening both iced coffee and cocktails. We almost always have a jar of the stuff in our fridge. To use Tom and Dan’s words, the Simple…