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How to Brew Coffee in a Cafe Solo

The Cafe Solo's principles of superbasic immersion (rather than gravity-down extraction as in cone-style drippers) are ideal for truly bringing out dimensions of flavor in a coffee, and can be likened to the just-put-grounds-in-water mode of "cupping" that is used to professionally evaluate coffees for taste and quality. More

Your Coffee Pot Just Got You Pwnd

This internet-compatible coffee-maker appears to have some vulnerabilities to hacking. As posted on the Security Focus website: Fun things you can do with a Jura coffee maker: 1. Change the preset coffee settings (make weak or strong coffee) 2. Change the amount of water per cup (say 300ml for a short black) and make a puddle 3. Break it by engineering settings that are not compatible (and making it require a service)The connectivity kit uses the connectivity of the PC it is running on to connect the coffee machine to the internet. This allows a remote coffee machine "engineer" to diagnose any problems and to remotely do a preliminary service.Best yet, the software allows a remote attacker to gain access... More

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