One of the main reasons that coffee house drips taste so much better than the ones you make at home is the water. While not often talked about, using quality water for your coffee can make a bigger difference than fancy grinders, pour over systems or exotic beans. It makes sense if you think about it: the average cup of coffee is 99% water and 1% plant matter. The Peak Water filtration jug was just launched on Kickstarter and aims to bring coffee house caliber water to your home. The Peak jug uses a maze-like filtration path that forces water through filters while removing unwanted trace chemicals and achieving a balanced pH level. In addition to that, the design is sleek and minimal and would look great on any countertop.
Sudden Coffee - Crystallized Single Servings
Coffee - the first thing that millions of us brew in the morning to jump start our day. However there are those times that simply grinding up your beans and hitting the coffee maker is a struggle. For those times, Kalle Frees, a World Barista Championship competitor, has developed Sudden Coffee. Using a hand crafted process and single-origin coffee beans, liquid coffee is transformed into tiny crystals that can be easily mixed into water to create an instant cup of joe. These single serve offerings are perfect for if you're running late for work, stuck in traffic or simply have a craving for coffee without the desire to brew up a pot. Sudden Coffee ships as a subscription service and is shipping now.
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
After you take your first sip of Mr Black, you'll immediately wonder why this is the first time tasting a cold brewed coffee liqueur. One part bitter and one part sweet, Mr Black features Arabica bean coffee thats been extracted and blended nicely with Australian wheat vodka to create a 50 proof liquor. Only 300 bottles have been handmade in Mr Black's facility that combines a coffee roastery and a distillery. Drink it like cold brew: black, over ice or with milk or cream - or you can toss it into an espresso martini or any other cocktail that could benefit from the caffeinated kick.