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.
Multi-ccino Coffee & Espresso Mug
Chris loves a good cortado, but has no clue how to make it. He's also known to fancy macchiatos and flat whites, but couldn't tell you what they consist of to save his life. Are you like Chris? If so, then this mug from Museum of Modern Art designer Josh Corn is just for you. The Multi-ccino includes surface-ethched instructions on the proper combos and mixtures of seven different coffee based drinks. Made from borosilicate glass, able to hold 16 ounces of caffeinated goodness and featuring a heat resistant composite, this is the perfect mug to take your espresso game to the next level.
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.