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Brugo – double tippy sippy cup

November 27, 2006

If you need a complicated $20 mug to get your coffee at the right temperature, Brugo may be just the mug for you.

Available in about 12 eye-watering colors, the Brugo mug will (if you set the dial on the top correctly) allow you to spill some of your hot coffee into a cooling chamber in the lid to cool down to drinking temperature, while keeping the rest of it toasty warm.

This is all in support of what Brugo calls the “Perfect Temperature Zone”, or “PTZ”. The site is full of multimedia showing graphs of how long it takes properly brewed coffee to come to this temperature and how fast it falls below it.

Or you could just brew (or order) reasonably-sized cups of coffee, which cool down to the right temperature quickly, and drink them before they get too cold.

I’m just sayin…

Civil Liberties Mugged

October 19, 2005

For those of you feeling a bit iffy about your civil liberties these days, Acorn has a set of “Disappearing Civil Liberties” mugs

Freedom of speech and the press — gone. Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures — vanished. Speedy and public trial — pfft. Pour in a hot beverage and watch the Bill of Rights disappear.

On the other hand, I suppose you can watch your rights come back as your coffee or tea cools…

Or use it to drink a nice chilled alcoholic beverage and have no more worries…

(via BoingBoing, who notes that much like the Bill of Rights, these mugs are much more fragile than they look)

Travel French Press

March 31, 2005

Desktop French Press
Now this is pretty cool.

A french press that’s also a mug, and not done up in travel-unfriendly glass. You toss in your leaves or (ground) beans, add a little hot water, push the plunger and slurp directly out of the press (or pour it into cups if you’re sharing with strangers or the squeemish).

I need to have one of these in my travel kit for hotel rooms and trips off to rural america (where the 3 new starbucks a day haven’t caught up with them yet). Some sort of travel-sized hot pot, a few select grinds, and this would be just the ticket.

(I wonder if they’d like to send a unit to review 🙂

This might even be just the ticket for some of our more camping-happy friends….

(via Vancouver Coffee)

Irish Coffee — The Backstory…

March 19, 2005

I know I should have posted this in time for St. Pattys, but hey — coffee, irish whiskey and whipped cream are a good topic for any day…

In any event, Coffee and Tea did their homework, and researched the history of Irish Coffee, and provide it (along with a couple of recipes) here.

In honor of the day, or should I say honour, I’ll not only be wearin’ the green, but drinkin’ the Irish as well. Mug in hand, I went in search of the origins of the stuff.

Coffee Tycoon: Empire of the Buzzed

February 26, 2005

Coffee TycoonWell, it had to come to this. If your coffee doesn’t occupy enough of the waking hours it supplies, you can slam back a few extra mugs while you try to dominate the wired world on your PC.

Coffee Tycoon [Game Gossip]

Today, Anarchy Enterprises announced the upcoming release of Coffee Tycoon for the PC. Coming from Jamopolis Interactive, the developers of Moon Tycoon, Deep Sea Tycoon and National Lampoon’s University Tycoon, Coffee Tycoon has players building up a coffee empire, moving from a single store to chain. The game will let players customize their business, including 5 different company logos and coffee store styles, 5 cities (New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle) to start in, 100 store upgrades and coffee recipes, and various events and bonuses. Coffee Tycoon is scheduled for a spring 2005 release.

(Via Coffee Blog)

Café-filter for Philips Senseo Review

July 16, 2004

As I mentioned in my review of the Philips Senseo, I’d ordered a Café-filter from The Netherlands.  This device is designed and manufactured by LMTO Electronics, B.V., and is a re-usable permanent filter for the Senseo.

The unit is built in two pieces (you can see a picture on their site, above)—a dish-shaped bottom piece, and a lid that fits tightly on top.  Both the top and bottom have a reinforced mesh filter.  You can fill the filter with the ground coffee of your choice (8 grams, as per the instructions), place it in the “two cup” Senseo filter pod holder, and brew a single cup.

The short summary is that it works.  As usual, however, the devil is in the details…

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Romance of Coffee

April 2, 2004

As the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach once said, ‘”Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!”

Since its introduction to Paris in the late 17th century, romance has surrounded the coffee bean. Whether it was served to two lovers on a cobblestone street or enjoyed in front of an evening fire at home, coffee has stood the test of time as a luxury and comfort to couples around the world.
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Six delicious coffee recipes

April 2, 2004

6 Delicious Coffee Recipes

Do you love coffee? Most of us do. In this article we will provide you with 6 recipes to enjoy your coffee a different way. We hope you enjoy it.

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3 Simple Tips For Making Perfect Coffee

March 19, 2004

Want to brew the perfect cup of coffee?

Here are 3 simple tips that will make a difference in every single cup you drink.

Tip #1

Clean Coffee Pot

A clean pot is essential and can make a world of difference in the taste of your coffee. Old oils from previous batches of coffee and soap residue left on the pot makes coffee taste bad.

Baking soda and water work well for cleaning coffee mugs and pots. Be sure to rinse extra good so no residue is left behind.
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Tips For Choosing The Perfect Travel Mug

March 19, 2004

A good travel mug is a must when you need to take your coffee or tea with you on the road. There are many different types of mugs available, so here are a few tips to consider before you purchase one.

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