coffee

Gum-Packing Coffee Cup Sleeves Prevent Burns And Bad Breath

If you think a fancy new lid is the only way you can upgrade a disposable coffee cup, you clearly haven’t seen what ad agency DDB came up with for a South African chain called the Seattle Coffee Co. For a limited time its paper sleeves that prevent burns (and lawsuits) were upgraded with a free sample of Orbit mint gum to help eliminate coffee breath the rest of the day.


We Tried The Disposable Coffee Lid Of The Future, And It's Actually Great

For all our crippling caffeine addictions, the disposable coffee cup is a highly imperfect art at best. Seattle-based company Vaporpath wants to change that with a total coffee cup lid overhaul. But is the fancy new redesign actually superior to its classic brethren? We decided to find out for ourselves.


How Baseball Put The Drip Coffee Machine Into Your Home

The drip coffee machine is a household staple — and way better than the percolators that went before it. But did you know that you have baseball to thank for its presence in your home?


A Clever Newspaper Ad That Transforms Into Two Mugs Of Coffee

Sometimes the most effective advertising is just getting the consumer to try a free sample. But with this campaign, Nescafe managed to embrace best of both approaches with a clever print ad that turns into a couple of mugs full of coffee.


This Vacuum Brewer Infuses Your Tea (Or Booze) With Almost Anything

With mixology and DIY designer beverages on the rise, it’s no wonder that users want more control. Enter BKON’s new Craft Brewer, an impressive piece of machinery that infuses liquids in a perfect vacuum. Gizmodo recently got a hands-on demo at the iconic Counter Culture in Soho — and this thing can brew.


PayPal Is Giving Out Free Coffee In Sydney CBD Today

Fancy a free coffee? If you’re in Sydney CBD at the moment, you’re in luck: PayPal will cover the cost of your coffee if you install its app and visit one of 200 participating cafes.


This Wall-Mounted Espresso Machine Is Dripping With Good Looks

Espresso is a subtle, elegant beverage. So it’s only natural that the equipment used to brew it is as beautiful as the dark elixir itself. Such is the case with the Strietman ES3 — a lever operated device with copper and wood parts that you mount on the wall.


Someone Finally Designed A Better Disposable Coffee Cup Lid

Given how much money the average person spends on coffee, why wouldn’t you want the best drinking experience possible? Even if it’s from a disposable cup? That’s what inspired a company called Vaporpath to finally redesign the disposable plastic lid and address many of the shortcomings of what we’re forced to use now.


How The Aeropress Was Born

If you’ve ever used an Aeropress, you’ll know that they’re a wonderful example of good design: simple, easy to use, nice-looking — oh, and they make killer coffee, too. This is how the device came to be.


How Yesterday's Drugs Became The Medicines Of Today

My sister is a witch. Or, more precisely, a Wiccan astrologer and tarot reader. Growing up as a kid who worshipped Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, I found it hard to square her worldview with my own.