What happens when engineers and scientists are putting in too many hours in the laser lab? They get sleepy, and want coffee FAST. So, what better way to make it than to use a 2kW laser to almost instantaneously heat it up to drinking temp? Watch this video for more (they also make some green […]

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Many people believe the flavor of espresso is altered by the brass of the portafilter used in brewing. To address this, Portaflon is selling portafilters that have been coated with teflon. Currently, they’re focusing on parts for La Marzocco, Faema, and Rancillo machines. It’s a cool idea, check it out at their website linked to […]

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I gotta admire the persistence exhibited by the developer of the UglyRoast coffee roaster, a home-grown coffee roasting contraption. The project ended with the purchase of an off the shelf coffee roaster, but the website is still a good read for those of you interested in building your own. You can check it out at […]

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Looking for a Christmas gift for a coffee lover? I recommend looking at the past Coffeeopolis stories in the Equipment category, you’ll find a lot of great ideas there! If you’re looking to buy coffee beans for someone, be careful. If the person you’re shopping for is truly a coffee connoisseur, they’ll most likely appreciate […]

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Ok, this one is a bit ridiculous…it’s the ‘Dunker Mug’, a coffee mug with a space underneath where it can hold ‘dunkable treats’. Umm, ok. I suppose it’s handy if you’re not just sitting down in one spot to enjoy your snack, but then, if you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a […]

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