There was a time last year when I had boxes crowding my entire apartment from floor to ceiling. I was a happy camper, because my client Justin from Cafuné had delivered me those boxes, and they were full of coffee products for me to photograph. New ways of brewing or grinding coffee, beautifully designed drinkware, extremely geeky products, and fresh coffee beans from Kaito roasters. I probably drank a lifetime’s worth of coffee over the following months.
The folks at Cafuné curate coffee-related products from different manufacturers for people, like me, who not only are obsessed with coffee, but who also enjoy the process of making it. I had a blast hosting a bunch of coffee tastings and experiments with friends, as we tested all of these products. We would mix and match coffee, grinders, mugs, and all the various brewing methods.
In this post I’ll share some of my favourite photos from that assignment and I’ll comment on my favourite products along the way.
Oh boy did I fall in love with this one. It’s now my daily brewer. It’s Kinto’s Slow Coffee Style Brewer Stand Set. You’d think I would get over using it every day, but I’m still excited every time I use it. And I feel like a smart chemist while doing so, so that’s always a plus.
This grinder. THIS GRINDER. All of my friends who tried it agreed with me that it was the best grinder we had ever tried. It’s incredibly smooth. We’d actually fight over who would grind the coffee for the others. Because of the price, I had to settle and keep my current grinder. It was painful going back to it. Every once in a while, while I use my current grinder, I’ll shed a tear thinking about the Comandante grinder.
I couldn’t believe this one. It’s an espresso machine. But it’s hand-pressed. Super fun to use. And looks pretty bad-ass.
Although I love the coffee that comes out of moka pots, I don’t generally like the look of those silver ones. Check out Stelton’s Collar Espresso Maker. It would fit my apartment so well :O
This one I loved discovering. It’s an American Press. It’s probably a good fit for those who want to make small amounts and who hate the clean up of french presses. The coffee grounds are inserted into a container on the plunger itself. As you press the plunger into the column of hot water, you magically transform it into coffee.
I hope you understand how easy it was to justify being high on caffeine 24/7 during this assignment.
Thanks for reading!