The dishwasher-safe Bonavita porcelain immersion dripper does everything what the Clever Dripper does except with very little plastic. We're happy to report this three-way compromise between the French Press, cone dripper, and plastic Clever dripper is a win-win-win.
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What happens when you gather thousands of coffee industry professionals in one large room to show each other all their newest innovations? Well, most of them gather around five or six booths which have the very coolest toys. Here are a few of our findings of the new and cool from last weekend's Specialty Coffee Association of America show in Boston, some of which may be appearing on counters near you very soon—maybe even your own.
We braved weak cups and weaker circuit breakers to test out three higher-end home drip coffee makers, each of which aims to bring a higher quality experience to the automatic-drip (coffee) table.
I know what you're thinking: my manual coffee brewing technique would be just perfect if only I spent $120 on a stainless steel water kettle with perfectly angled tip, to ensure brilliant control over my water pouring—right? But it's true, a specifically tailored kettle allows slow, steady flow of water which produces a more balanced and nuanced cup. Come along, coffee grasshopper, and let's evaluate the options.