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Stagg EKG – Production Status Update

By | Coffee

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle

Since Stagg EKG’s launch back in December, we’ve been keeping our highly-caffeinated Kickstarter backers in the loop with frequent updates. We’ve shared the ups and downs (more ups than downs), product tweaks (you guys gave great suggestions), and Jake’s blurry photos from the production line (Jake needs to work on camera steadiness when he gets excited). Well, we’ve also had non-Kickstarter backers pre-order Stagg EKG after the campaign ended. Since this group of folks doesn’t receive our updates via the Kickstarter platform, we wanted to share the current kettle status as it stands today! Here it goes…

Stagg EKG is ALMOST yours for the pursuit of liquid concoction excellence. What does “almost” mean? Almost means the first batch of Stagg EKGs are off the production line. Almost means champagne has been purchased but not officially popped in our office. We’re so close, guys. Read More

How To Brew Green Tea With Prismo

By | Tea

Prismo swooped into the Fellow-sphere back in July, and we’ve been riding that AeroPress® Coffee Maker attachment high ever since. If you have no clue what we’re talking about, check out Prismo in action first. If you’re already on the pressure actuated train, keep on reading for a recipe straight from Prismo’s utility belt.

Yes, our latest product’s slogan may be “Superpowers for your AeroPress® Coffee Maker,” but coffee isn’t the only hot liquid Prismo brews with finesse. Tea, hot or iced, is on the drink docket as well. Since one of Prismo’s superpowers is its “No Drip Seal,” Prismo creates the perfect seal inside the AeroPress® chamber. This means you can load and steep your hot water and loose leaf without any worries of leaks out of the bottom.

While Prismo can brew any type of tea, we’re letting you in on Fellow’s favorite green tea recipe. We’ve tested and perfected the water, temperature, loose leaf, and stir time ratios. Why? Because we like our tea to taste good, dang it!

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Prismo Full Immersion Brew “How-To”

By | Coffee


A few weeks back we launched Prismo, an AeroPress® attachment that unlocks espresso-style coffee without an espresso machine. But apart from espresso-style coffee, Prismo opens up a whole new world of recipes and coffee nerding. You can even switch up your regular ol’ coffee routine by using Prismo for a full immersion brew. How is this different than normal Aeropress® coffee using the inversion method you ask?

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Stagg EKG – Cafe Testing

By | Bay Area, Coffee, Design

As we enter the final stretch of production tweaks for Stagg EKG, we’ve released a select few EKG prototypes into the wild. This gives us a chance to gain incredibly valuable feedback from both at home users and baristas on what they like, and what we can still improve upon. Although our La Marzocco user testing in Seattle is complete, you can still catch a sneak peek of EKG in Santa Cruz, or San Francisco at these cafes: Read More

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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Tea Spotlight: Genmaicha

By | Tea

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Also known as “popcorn tea” Genmaicha is a green tea blended with brown rice. No, there’s traditionally no popcorn actually in the tea, but this blend is colloquially named popcorn tea for its bits of brown rice that sometimes pop during roasting and look a bit like popcorn.

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Fellow’s IHA Recap

By | Design

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This year’s international home and housewares show was a whirlwind of new design, awesome products and free samples. Here’s our recap of Fellow’s sneak peek of Stagg EKG at IHA and our top picks for coffee products at the show. Read More