Category: Coffee Gear

What is the Melodrip?

In the pour-over realm, things have gotten pretty interesting lately with one of the newer coffee devices on the market. There is something out now called “Melodrip”. What this device does is enable a more even extraction of grounds when pouring for a Chemex, V60, or any other pour-over type method.

It is essentially designed to work like a shower head. It is composed of a stick that holds a “filter” on the end that is basically a bunch of holes that distribute water into a “rain” over the grounds when water is poured through it rather than a simple steady stream from a kettle. Continue reading “What is the Melodrip?”

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What is a Coffee Siphon?

The coffee siphon often causes your average coffee drinker to become quite skeptical when a third wave barista plops one on the counter. With its flasks, burner, and science experiment vibe; many people become a bit uncomfortable around them. Let me explain what has often been deemed the “weirdest” coffee brewing method. Continue reading “What is a Coffee Siphon?”

Drink Coffee From a Mug

Here is the problem:

People like convenience -> Convenience leads to using a to-go cup -> using a to-go cup leads to it being thrown in the trash -> the cup thrown in the trash leads to more waste in our landfills -> more waste = bad news. Continue reading “Drink Coffee From a Mug”

What is the American Coffee Press?

We have all heard of the French Press before…but what is the ‘American Press?’

The American Press is one of the newest coffee brewing methods that in some ways is a mix between the traditional French Press and the more recent AeroPress. Continue reading “What is the American Coffee Press?”