Review of Fellow’s Duo

Before starting this review, let it be known that I love the Fellow products. They seem to represent a balance of industrial design and function, that always makes their products a thing of beauty. What is it? The Duo (or Duo Coffee Steeper as they call it) is an all in one brewer and pourer. Coffee grinds and water go in the top, you steep the coffee for a time, then turn the top, and the brewed coffee rushes down into the bottom part of the Duo, ready to be poured. With the grinds still left at the top. Does Read More …

Java Maestro a review

Before we begin the review. please note that we were fortunate enough to be contacted by the local representative of Java Maestro to do a review. How this affects this review, final conclusions and subjectivity we cannot determine, but we felt we should put it out there. What is it? The Java Maestro is a cone shaped coffee dripper made from stainless stainless. Designed with a fine laser cut mesh, which is both its body and its function. What questions does it answer? Whenever a product is created, there is someone behind the idea. It is important to understand the Read More …

Ep11. Mike MacDonald – Manual Brewing and CoE experience

Welcome to Episode 11 of Coffee Brewmance. Zane was man alone with this one. Enjoy the episode, remember it is recorded in town at Origin so there is a little background noise, some of these noises are reduced but not removed. In this Episode we talk to Mike about coffee, brewing and his experience as an observer judge to The Rwandan CoE. Some of things covered: Stealing coffee out of cooling trays, is it guilt free, or quality control? Why tiled fermentation tanks are preferred. Quick fire questions: When would he drink an Americano. SL28 or Geisha? African or South American? Federer or Clooney? Flat Read More …

Ep 6. Phaedon Cape Coffee Beans online coffee

In this podcast we talk with Phaedon who runs CapeCoffeeBeans, an online coffee store. He describes his journey from buying his first burr grinder to purveying the finest roasts in the province. We get his perspective on brew methods, e-commerce, the local specialty scene and what he’d most like to find in his stocking at Christmas. Enjoy. Please rate us on iTunes / Stitcher and send comments. We are giving prizes away to those that do. Notes from a discussion with Phaedon From an entry level coffee burr grinder Phaedon’s love of coffee developed into what we know today as @CapeCoffeeBeans. Read More …