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How To Dial-In Your Prismo To Pull The Best “Shot”

By | Coffee

Just like a real espresso machine, Prismo needs a bit of “dialing in” to pull a great shot. When done correctly, Prismo makes an incredibly flavorful, dense, and tasty espresso-style brew. When done wrong, like with an espresso machine, you can produce sub-optimal results like sour taste notes and a grainy texture. It takes a few brews to settle into your favorite routine, but once you find that sweet spot, Prismo can pull tasty espresso-style coffee shot after shot.

Wondering how to make the best possible shot with Prismo? Here are a few tips and tricks we’ve learned from product testing and from our friends in the coffee world…

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EKG+ Production Update

By | Coffee, Design

Hello Fellow pre-order supporters!

As you’ve likely seen, we have started to ship Stagg EKG units (the non-BlueTooth version) to Kickstarter Backers. As you know, the EKG+ units were not in the same container. Although we did expect about a month difference between the two units, we didn’t forecast many of the challenges we’re currently facing.

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Prismo: Superpowers for your AeroPress®

By | Coffee, Design

 

Meet Prismo, an AeroPress® attachment that unlocks espresso-style coffee without an espresso machine.

We here at Fellow love espresso, but sometimes we don’t have access to a good espresso machine, and the team is left to walk to the nearest coffee shop. Since we’re a coffee product company (and that coffee shop is over a mile away), we figured we should probably solve this problem. Read More

The Anatomy of an “Espresso-style” shot

By | Coffee

So when you pull a shot with Prismo, why call it “espresso-style” instead of just an espresso shot? Well friends, a leopard can’t change its spots. Although Prismo makes a pretty damn tasty shot, it lacks some of the features that make up a tried and true espresso shot. The magic of a traditional espresso comes with 9 bar pressure, 25-30 seconds of percolation time, and the right amount of  heat. All of which are difficult to achieve when manually pressing a shot.

That said, we love the espresso-style shots we’ve made with Prismo! And hey, for a much lower price point than an espresso machine, you can get close and have fun doing so. So what is “espresso-style”? Let’s break it down:

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WHY DOUBLE WALL INSULATION?

By | Coffee

Here at Fellow, we obsess over temperature and understand how important it is for brewing coffee. That’s why we created two pour-over drippers, Stagg [X] and Stagg [XF] with vacuum insulated double wall stainless steel to help reduce temperature loss during your brew. Obsessive? Yes. Excessive? No.

The thinking: the more control you have over temperature, the more control you have over your extraction.

But how does our double wall insulated stainless steel dripper actually stack up to competing drippers? We’ve run a series of tests comparing Stagg [XF] Dripper to other popular coffee drippers. For the sake of consistency and accuracy, we focused on testing Stagg [XF] versus flat bottom single wall stainless steel drippers. Here’s what we found:

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Crowdsourcing Design: Kickstarter Stretch Goals

By | Uncategorized

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Since Duo Coffee Steeper’s Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, we’ve tried to keep our backers and fans involved as much as possible in our design process. From Duo to Stagg System, we often send out surveys and invitations to participate in user testing on new products. For our second round on Kickstarter with Stagg EKG our mentality has been no different.

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A Guide For Tasting Coffee

By | Coffee

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Much like wine, coffee comes in a wide variety of flavors. The finished product is greatly affected by plant varietal, processing, roasting, and finally, brewing. Use these tasting tips as a simple way to activate your senses and prompt your brain to smell and taste the different flavors in each cup.

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Get to know Stagg Dripper

By | Coffee, Design

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This past week we launched Stagg Pour-Over System. We’re excited to nerd out over each individual component of the system with you, and we’re starting with the coolest one: Stagg Dripper.

So what makes Stagg Pour-Over Dripper so special, you ask?

First and foremost, we set out to design a dripper that’s both easy to use and consistently produces great coffee. With that main goal in mind, let’s break down Stagg Dripper’s design features to show why it produces a ridiculously good cup of coffee, every time. Read More

The New Generation of Stagg

By | Coffee, Design

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When Stagg Pour-Over Kettle first launched at the end of 2015, we were overwhelmed by the demand. Not only were you guys ordering them like hot cakes, but even our favorite baristas started to get in on the action. To have our kettle used in national and international competitions, as well as earn design award recognition and a placement in the NY Museum of Modern Art Design Store, was beyond our wildest expectations for Stagg’s first year.

So why launch a Second Generation Stagg? Because after gathering feedback we know we can make it better, and product design and development doesn’t stop at launch – we view everything as a prototype. Read More