Ten score and two years ago, little Bobby Bunsen was born. To a nearly neanderthal society he introduced the Bunsen burner, delighting chemists and 19th-century hipsters all over Germany. More than 200 years later, the legacy of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen lives on. We're celebrating Herr Robert's birthday with deals on the coffee gear we know he'd be proud of.
Does Valentine's Day get you down? Take heart: there's enough love to go around. You sent in 60+ latte art photos this week and, shucks, we're feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! But that's enough fluff — let's talk business.
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Hard to believe that Christmas is next week! Before you hyperventilate, we have some last minute deals we're rolling out for those that still need to cross some items off their list. If you haven't grabbed one of our recently updated brewing bundles, keep an eye on this page for the week. Each day we're going to be unveiling a new deal, culminating in two giveaways at the end of the week to celebrate the season and say "thank you" to you, the best customers around.
This winter we're teaming up with one of our favorite coffee curators to offer an unbeatably delicious deal. Now through January 6th, buy any brewer on our site and we'll give you $12.50 toward a coffee subscription at Craft Coffee. A month's worth of coffee could cost you as little as $7.49!
Introducing the ultimate buying guide for those with a coffee lover in their life. Varying degrees of geekdom organize the coffee universe and, to simplify your holiday shopping, we’ve laid out this wish list accordingly. No matter who you’re shopping for, and no matter your budget, these recommendations are sure to help check off your list. Visit each product listing to learn more about it and add it to your cart.
Not to be outdone by the four Black Friday deals we have going on today, we're upping the ante on Cyber Monday with the six deals listed below. We've got a little something for everyone on Monday with two 24 hours deals in the 20% off Immersion Brewers and 10% off Ancap's Italian-made porcelain cups, as well as some limited quantity special deals. As a reminder, to apply the codes, simply add the applicable products to your cart when the codes go live and apply the appropriate code upon checkout. In addition, make sure you read up on each deal, as there may be deal-specific instructions for getting the discount. In order to spread the love, the limited quantity deals will be limited to one of each deal per user. You can load up on as many Immersion Brewers and Ancap cups as you'd like! Oh, and just like our Black Friday deals, we won't keep you up, these deals go live at 10PM EST on Sunday night and expire 10PM EST on Monday.
Compak is a company dedicated to quality and craft. Their newest endeavor is a line of espresso grinders that raises the bar on control and efficiency. Aptly named "Fresh" for its innovative design and functionality, these grinders were created from conversations with baristas around the world and from the experience of a company that has been around for over 50 years. The K-10 Fresh offers a number of innovative features including: the ability to pre-set the the dosing time for a single and double shot to within a tenth of a second, manual push-button doser that keeps time of amount dosed on the digital display, and a completely new dosing system, electronics and control system. Also, the electronic display shows the selected grinding point, a configurable warning to change the burrs, promotional message with your logo, shot counter, and multi-language display.
Small, lightweight, and portable, the Skerton is the ideal hand grinder for the traveling coffee enthusiast, or the home enthusiast on a limited budget. The Skerton employs adjustable conical ceramic burrs for grinding any of the wide range of grinds employed in today’s coffee market. It can easily handle anything from fine espresso to a coarse French Press setting. The Skerton’s detachable 100 gr. glass jar is perfect for collecting the grounds, and in combination with the plastic screw-on lid (included in order) can even double as a storage unit for whole beans on those long trips. After grinding is finished, cleaning the Skerton is as easy as placing the unit in the dishwasher since the entire grinder is dishwasher safe. Whether you desire a quality, handy grinder for the road or enjoy the fine art of manual coffee preparation, the Hario Skerton is the ideal candidate. For an even more portable hand grinder from Hario, check out the Mini Mill (for a more detailed comparison of the two grinders, check out this blog post: Hario Skerton vs. Mini Mill).
$81.98It can be difficult in the world of specialty coffee to find a brewer that not only looks fantastic but also produces a fantastic product. Eva Solo has done an exceptional job of combining both elements into the Cafe Solo. The Solo seems a little strange upon first glance for the very reason that it may be the first coffee brewer of its kind: one that is clothed. The designers at Eva Solo had the ingenious idea of using the same material that keeps divers warm (neoprene) and wrapping it around the glass carafe... thus keeping the coffee hot during the 4 minute brewing period.
Not only are its looks something to take seriously, but the Solo's coffee is not to be underestimated. Because of its use of "total immersion" brewing (similar to that of a french press), the grounds are evenly and completely submersed in water. This provides extraction that is difficult to achieve by other methods of brewing. It is advisable, however, that once the 4 minutes of extraction is complete, the coffee should be immediately served or transferred into a thermal pot (we recommend one of the Zojirushi carafes). This will prevent over-extraction from taking place which results in a bitter tasting coffee.
The Cafe Solo is unquestionably a unique and exceptional specialty coffee manual brewer. Because of its simple usability and superior design, the Cafe Solo is a force to be reckoned with in the specialty coffee world.