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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

Meet Stagg [X] Dripper

By | Coffee, Design

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This week we’re launching our newest pour-over dripper, Stagg [X]. The first obvious difference you might notice between Stagg [X] and our original dripper Stagg [XF] is size, but there’s a whole lot more to love about our new dripper.

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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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The Golden Ratio For Brewing Coffee

By | Coffee

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Ahh yes, the golden ratio. The perfect balance between coffee and water for brewing that perfect cup….

One of the biggest barriers to entry we hear when talking to home brewing beginners is knowing the right coffee to water ratio. Especially if you’re leaving the world of Keurig (bless your soul) or trying to cut back on purchasing your daily cup of coffee, learning a new brew method and experimenting with the right recipe seems daunting – and even a waste of good coffee. So let’s break down everything you need to know for the perfect coffee to water brew ratio.

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How To Brew Old Coffee

By | Coffee

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You bought a solid bag of coffee some sunny Saturday afternoon with the intention of brewing before work. As the following weeks unraveled, you neglected that beautiful bag of beans. Next thing you know, your coffee is stale. You don’t want to waste those precious beans but don’t want a cup that tastes like old cigarettes. What to do?

There’s hope! Depending on how old the coffee is, you can actually salvage it into a pretty decent cup with some simple tricks.

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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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How To Brew Sticky Rice Pu-Erh

By | Uncategorized

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Sticky rice pu-erh is a savory blend of, you guessed it, sticky rice flavors and 50 to 100 year old fermented tea leaves. Once brewed, this tea fills your room with the sweet, sweet smells of sticky rice. Trust us, this tea’s smell instantly makes you want a big hearty dinner, the kind that requires sweatpants and a nap afterwards. The flavor is subtly sweet, with large earthy undertones – a perfect match for a poultry or beef heavy dinner.

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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