Classy Cafe Solo and Bonavita Variable Kettle
What more can we say about the design and beauty of the Cafe Solo? The Solo takes what made the french press so popular, and improves upon this brewing technique. Like the press, the Solo is an immersion method combining water and coarsely ground coffee together, but there is no need to press here! The lid serves as a fine, mesh filter, so when you pour, the grounds stay back, and delicious coffee springs forth. And that neoprene jacket isn’t just a stylish accessory! It helps in heat retention, keeping a higher dwell temperature than just glass alone. We’ve combined this with Bonavita's new Variable Temperature Electric Kettle. The Pino will heat to any desired temperature up to boiling, and hold that temperature for as long as needed. This set is perfect for the home coffee aficionado who has nearly everything!
Cafe Solo Features
- Similar to the French Press, the Cafe Solo utilizes a mesh metal filter to produced a heavier bodied cup.
- Modern design fits in any kitchen
- Neoprene sleeve works to keep the coffee insulated during the brewing process and keeps it warm long after.
- Volume: Available in .6 Liter (20oz), 1 Liter (33oz), and 1.4 Liters (47oz) (choose by selecting "Click for Available Options" above).
- Cafe Solo package includes: glass carafe, plastic stirring paddle, metal mesh filter assembly with lid, and neoprene sleeve with zipper.
- For more information see our Cafe Solo listing.
Bonavita Variable Kettle:
- Digital hot water kettle which allows you set your desired brewing temperature as well as monitor the current water temperature on the digital display.
- Modern, brushed stainless steel design.
- Maximum Capacity of 1.7 Liters (57.5oz)
- For more information see our Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Kettle listing.
- Pre-heat glass carafe while grinding beans and boiling water
- Pour medium-coarse ground coffee into the carafe
- Pour boiling hot water (we recommend 200 deg. F water) into the carafe
- Using the provided plastic paddle, stir the grounds and water for 10-20 seconds
- Put the lid on and allow the coffee sit for 4 minutes until the grounds are fully extracted
- Immediately serve the coffee or pour it into a pre-heated thermal pot so it does not become over-extracted.
As the interest in specialty coffee continues to increase, so does the interest in brewing methods that best compliment the quality and ideals of specialty coffee. Up until this point there have been limited options when it comes to pour over brewing devices that offer both a small learning curve as well as excellent results. Garnering praise for both their calculated design and ease of use, the Kalita line of pour over brewers are helping that small list of brewers grow. The Kalita Wave Dripper is being offered in both small (1-2 people) and large (1-4 people). The small size is offered in both glass and stainless steel while the large size is offered in glass, stainless steel, and ceramic. For an overview of the unique style the Kalita Wave Dripper brings to the pour over method, a feature chart that overviews the design, technique, and advantage can be found below.
Ever forgotten water on the stove until it evaporated... needed to consistently maintain the temperature of your water without constantly monitoring it... been frustrated that your old kettle could not be removed from its electric base for easy pouring and cleaning? The Pino Digital Kettle Pro is the answer to these water heating frustrations! With such standard features as a Digital Display with which the water temperature can be set and maintained, an easily detachable base for quick and safe pouring and cleaning, an easy-to-read water gauge, and "No Water" protection which automatically turns the kettle off when it runs out of water; the Digital Kettle Pro is one of the top kettles for heating water quickly and efficiently.
$2,865.00When it comes to serving freshly brewed coffee in a commercial setting, one key dilemma has continually arisen. How can a commercial, high volume coffee shop make quick, fresh coffee without sacrificing quality? The solution has been either (1) to slightly sacrifice quality by making a large amount of drip coffee every hour or so, or (2) to preserve quality but to slow down production and possibly lose a potential profit with single-cup brewing (V60, Chemex, French Press, etc.). The brewing process that the Bunn Trifecta is built upon could be the answer to this significant dilemma.
The Trifecta has been anxiously awaited by the coffee community since Starbucks bought the rights to the Clover brewing system and took it off the market. At a fraction of the price of the Clover, the Trifecta could be the next-generation coffee system. The process is incredibly simple and efficient without sacrificing quality. It can be compared to a Syphon Brewer in its use of total immersion, constant temperature, and agitation of the grounds.
First, the hot water completely saturates the freshly ground beans resulting in a French Press like immersion. This takes advantage of the total extraction of beans that can only take place in full immersion brewing systems.
Second, Air is injected into the pressurized chamber which agitates the grounds. This further enhances extraction by exciting the grounds and water as they interact with each other.
Third, at just the right time (before over-extraction can take place), the pressurized air presses the coffee through a metal filter into the waiting cup. Similar to the Aeropress, this added pressure further enhances the extraction process and ensures a full-bodied flavor in the coffee. To read a full, hands-on review of the Bunn Trifecta by our coffee team, click here: Bunn Trifecta First Impression.