If you love coffee and everything that comes with being caffeinated, tech has caught up to speed with your addiction. Here are six solutions you need in your life to fulfill your passion for coffee.
If your office’s morning coffee runs could use a bit more organization, this may be the answer. The Coffee Runner Slack app adds a slash command that your team can use to collect orders, notify the office of the run, and let everyone know when the coffee has arrived (Of course, you’ll all need to be on Slack for it to work).
This app, which is free for iOS and Android, is designed to help you find the best coffee, wherever you may be. With Beanhunter, you can browse through local coffee shops in your area, read reviews, and view photos from other coffee aficionados like yourself. The highlight of the app is that you can find Beanhunter-participating coffee shops to pre-pay for your drinks ahead of time.
Developed by the Blue Bottle Coffee startup in conjunction with Timbuk2, the Weekender Traveler Kit is a must-have for any coffee lover who can’t imagine going without his or her beloved beverage for a few days on the road. The kit comes with a dripper, tumblers, hand grinder, filters, and coffee, all neatly compacted into a Timbuk2 bag. It retails on the Blue Bottle Coffee website for $179.
4. Craft Coffee
If you’re into trying new brews, look into the Craft Coffee program. As soon as you log onto the site, you’re asked to submit your favorite coffee brand and blend. Then, Craft Coffee suggests a specially formulated blend to try and mails it to you at a price comparable to the grocery store (free shipping included). At checkout, you can choose to receive two bags every four weeks, one bag every two weeks, or set a custom delivery schedule. Craft Coffee 100 percent guarantees its recommendation, and you can stop deliveries and cancel the service if you aren’t fully satisfied.
The war against cold coffee is real. With the Nano Heated Mug from Greenlama, you can start winning the battle. Patent pending, you can now sign up to pre-order the mug, which comes in 14-ounce and 16-ounce sizes. It has integrated wireless heating to maintain a drinking temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes after you pour coffee into the mug. Simply charge the mug overnight when its heating component needs some juice, and hand wash it to keep it in tip-top shape. A flashing red light lets you know when you need to charge the battery.
6. Vega Coffee
By subscribing to Vega Coffee’s mail-order coffee program, you’ll not only fulfill your craving, but help out growers in need. Vega Coffee works with coffee farmers located near its processing center in the heart of Nicaragua. It’s the local farmers themselves who handle roasting and processing before their products are delivered to eager subscribers. The end game is fair trade, which is becoming more common in the world of coffee. The cost of a 12-ounce bag is $15, free shipping included.
Smarter Coffee is a new device designed to make it just a bit easier to brew a cup in the morning – right from bed. The device works in sync with the Smarter app via Wi-Fi, allowing you to do everything from from afar, including starting a new brew to changing the coarseness of grounds. You can also alter the brewing mode and device wake-up time (auto-start), right from the app. Push notifications will let you know when your coffee is ready and it’s time to roll out of bed. The device retails for 179.99 pounds (about $268).
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