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You Can Hack Keurig's DRM With Scotch Tape To Use Knock-Off Coffee Pods

The latest Keurig 2.0 arrived with more than just a welcoming scent of coffee; it also came loaded with security measures to stop you using cheap coffee pods. While other manufacturers have already cracked the code, you can actually hack the machine yourself — and all you need is scissors and tape.


Kickstarter Project Finds Exciting New Way To Screw Its Backers

Here is a good idea: A coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews all in one go — raw, green beans to a hot cup of coffee on your countertop. Hell yeah. Freshness.


This Iconic Coffee Maker Just Got A Super Stylish Facelift 

The Moka Pot is one of the most time-honoured — yet often misunderstood — ways to make coffee. It’s also one of the most recognisable kitchen gadgets, thanks to the ubiquitous Italian design left largely unchanged since 1933. A new collaboration between Blue Bottle Coffee and designer Joey Roth revamps the Moka Pot with a brand-new and pretty-dang-beautiful design.


Earthly Physicists Designed The Perfect Cup For Space Espresso 

Last week the International Space Station got a special delivery: An Italian astronaut arriving at the station brought along a gift in the form of the first espresso machine in space. But enjoying espresso in zero gravity is easier said than done — and a team of Portland-based coffee fans (and physicists) have developed a special cup for the stuff.


Australian Scientists Explain Why A White Cup Makes Your Coffee Taste More Intense 

If part of your morning routine involves coffee, it’s likely that you have a very specific ritual about which cups you use. Now, an Australian scientist has taken it upon himself to find out whether there’s any scientific basis for thinking that taste is influenced by cup colour — and it turns out, the colour of your cup plays a big role in how you think your coffee tastes.


A Double-Duty Flippable Mug Holds Coffee Or Espresso

If your office doesn’t pay for a cleaning service, and every employee is left to wash their own dishes, you’ll want to maximise every cup, plate and spoon you bring to work. So when it comes to caffeine you might want to swap your current mug for this $US14 double-duty alternative that holds 160mL of coffee, or 45mL of espresso when flipped upside-down.


This Minature Hand-Powered Espresso Machine Takes Caffeine Everywhere

As addictive mind-altering substances go, coffee is actually pretty hard to hit up on the move. If you’re out of range of a Starbucks, getting a hot, caffeine-rich epsresso generally requires a 20-pound machine and mains electricity, which is exactly the first-world problem this dinky espresso machine exists to tackle.


How Much Coffee You Need Is A Genetic Trait

For some, three double espressos is barely enough to get them out of bed; for others, the whiff of weak latte is enough to have them jittering. Now it turns out that those differing reactions are genetic.


Rival Coffee Cup Makers Have Already Cracked Keurig's DRM

When Keurig announced its new Keurig 2.0, it came with more than just the ability to brew larger 900mL K-Carafe cups. It also came with measures to ensure only Keurig-approved cups could be used. Those measures didn’t work.


How Decaf Coffee Is Made

Video: If you’ve ever wondered how it’s possible to make decaf coffee — which you can buy in whole-bean form — when the caffeine is inside the damn bean, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, there is an answer, and it’s in this video.