Coffee Accessories

Your morning cup doesn’t have to be boring, but it also doesn’t have to be challenging to make. Whether you struggle to drink your coffee while it’s still warm or always find yourself running out the door before you can make yourself a mug, there’s a coffee gadget that can solve your problem.

Best coffee accessories of 2020

Making great coffee requires great equipment. Expensive grinders and brewers are important, but so are things like coffee cups, filters, and cleaning equipment.

Cool Gadgets for Making Coffee

To some of us, coffee is just a thing we do in the morning. We pull up to our preferred coffee spot, order our preferred caffeinated concoction, and go about our business — no big deal.

Wize Monkey Is Coffee Tea, But Not THAT Coffee Tea

As Tea Week comes to a close here on Sprudge, we’re going ease ourselves back into robust coffee coverage (don’t want to pull a hammy, y’know), and there is no greater middle ground than coffee tea. Coffee tea is nothing new to the specialty coffee world. Normally, its comes in the form of cascara, made by steeping dried coffee cherries—a...

How To Brew With A Hario V60 Coffee Maker

The Hario V60 Coffee Maker is a pour-over brewer, and a certified Sprudge favorite that’s perfect for brewing with at home. The V60 was invented in 2004 and is manufactured in Japan by Hario. The name stems from its distinct V shape and 60º angle. The brewer is available in various materials—glass, plastic, metal, and our personal favorite, ceramic...

How To Brew With A Kalita Wave Coffee Maker

Kalita was established in Tokyo, Japan in the late 1950s. The company specializes in drip-based coffee-making equipment—coffee mills, kettles, and pour-over devices. The Kalita Wave began popping up in US cafes in 2012 and took the coffee world by storm. It boasts a flat bottom, which proponents of the Wave claim allow for a more even brew. Here’s our tried-and-true brew method...

Coffee Design: Soul Chai In Portland, Oregon

Over the years we’ve featured dozens of coffee companies and their beautifully designed packaging and felt like it was time to shake things up and give chai some shine. Lucky for us, Portland has a number of incredible chai makers—Tanglewood Beverage Company, Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai, and Smith Teamaker are all a stone’s throw away from the Sprudge...

How To Brew With A Siphon Coffee Maker

The coffee siphon (or vac-pot) experienced a renaissance among coffee professionals around 2007. In its heyday, baristas wielded siphons as they wielded portafilters: updosed, interpretively underextracted, and shrouded in a wizard’s cloak of theater and pocket science. While some cafes still offer siphons, it’s nowhere near as popular as it once was—but that doesn’t mean it’s not delightful and...

Are Large Format Lattes The Next Big Trend In Coffee?

Coffee’s many wondrous combinations have long reflected the world around it. Take the Americano, for example: popular legend holds it was created by American G.I.’s serving in Italy during World War Two, who sought the mellow drip flavors of home by combining water to Italian espresso. We’re in a new world war of sorts right now, and the ever-adaptable...

Froot Loop Treats & Lemonade | Nightbooks

Nightbooks by A. J. White (author of the Thickety series) is a wonderfully creepy modern folktale filled with mystery, magic, storytelling, and lots of food. Froot Loops play a part throughout the book once they are discovered, and homemade lemonade is also important in the story. I love Rice Krispy treats, so I thought trying Froot Loops treats would...

Mushroom Fajita Burritos | Voltron: Legendary Defender

Ack! The 8th and final season of Voltron: Legendary Defender premiers tomorrow on Netflix! It has been such a wild and fun ride and I'm sad to see it draw to a close, but am looking forward to how things culminate and conclude. Those boys need some rest! Last season (season 7, episode 5) Hunk was his resourceful gourmet self...

Strawberry Shortcakes | The Dragon Prince

"Earnest, loyal, and trusting almost to a fault, Commander Gren serves as General Amaya’s lieutenant and Sign Language interpreter. Despite his status as a member of the Katolis army, Gren does not wield a weapon: he considers himself more of a diplomat than a fighter. Peaceful and soft-hearted, Gren is happiest at General Amaya’s side, both her voice and...

Carrot Stew | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

"This simple stew sat simmering for a long time to bring out the sweetness of the carrots." —In-game description, Breath of the Wild Carrot Stew Ingredients: 1 lrg. Onion, chopped 3 Tbsp. Butter, Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil 1/2 tsp. Fine Sea Salt (or table salt) 1 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger, peeled & chopped 1 tsp. Garam Masala or 1/2–1 tsp. Curry Powder (depending on your taste) 1 1/2 lbs....