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Fellow x Fire Road Andrew Perkins

Fire Road x Fellow | A San Francisco Collaboration

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Below Andrew Perkins' rural home in the Santa Cruz mountains spans a network of fire roads. Meant for fire containment, Andrew hopped on his bike as a kid and used…
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Coffee With A Cause | September Featured Roasters

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
Running a quality coffee roastery these days is no small feat! There’s the cost, of course, trying to keep prices reasonable and still pay for inventory, rent, employees, maintenance, and…
Corvo EKG Electric Tea Kettle

What’s The Point of A PID Controller In An Electric Kettle?

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
Minimal and modern with a single button and a sleek LCD screen, Stagg EKG and Corvo EKG’s base is hiding something very powerful inside: a PID controller. A proportional-integral-derivative controller…
Coffee Processes Augustt Featured Roasters Line-Up Fellow

The Process | August Featured Roasters

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
Like wine, spirits, and many commodities, after it is harvested coffee undergoes varying degrees of process and management before it gets roasted and ends up in our hands. In a…

Here’s What The Reviews Say About Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

| Coffee | No Comments
  Like a parent who thinks their child can do no wrong, we're obviously biased about our precious baby Stagg EKG. To help you sort out the facts and find…
Fellow July Featured Roasters Line-Up

Red, White, and Brew | July Featured Roasters

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Throughout 50 states... Across 6 time zones… Tucked into snow-capped mountains, strewn amount glittering cities, perched along coastal cliffs... From sea to shining sea… As of June 2018, we know…

Jun Shan Yin Zhen | China’s 10 Most Famous Teas

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The rolling hills of China’s southern Yunnan Province have been identified as the birthplace of tea. Anthropologists say here is “where humans figured out that eating tea leaves or brewing…
Fellow Prismo Affogato Recipe How-To

Prismo “Affauxgato” Recipe

| Coffee | No Comments
An affogato is the perfect summer pick-me-up or a delicious way to impress dinner party guests with minimal effort. Usually, a traditional affogato takes the form of a scoop of…

Design Month | June Featured Roasters

| Design, Featured Roaster | No Comments
To tell you why we at Fellow have decided June is “Design Month,” we first have to tell you about San Francisco Design Week!  SF Design Week is an annual…

Wade Preston’s Winning US Brewers Cup Qualifier Prismo Recipe

| Coffee | No Comments
Wade Preston of Prevail Coffee Roasters walked away with the first place prize at this year's New Orleans Brewers Cup Qualifier. He went on to compete at the 2018 US Brewers…

Bon Voyage | May Featured Roasters

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
We all feel it. The days are getting longer, sleeves are getting shorter, and before we know it, dreams of summer travels have begun to materialize in our minds… Hey,…
Fellow Team Booth at the Specialty Coffee Expo 2018

Specialty Coffee Expo 2018 Recap

| Coffee | No Comments
Our favorite week of the year has come and gone, and all we’re left with is sweet, sweet memories and caffeine withdrawal after consuming 20 cups a day for three…

We Are The Champions | April Featured Roasters

| Featured Roaster | No Comments
  Here at Fellow, we have the pleasure of choosing five of our favorite roasters from all over the world to feature right here in our Playground! In this day…

How To Make Cold Brew With Prismo

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Some like it hot. And some like it cold. Luckily, Prismo covers both ends of the coffee temperature spectrum. Our mightly little AeroPress® Coffee Maker attachment can "pull" espresso-style shots and…

Understanding Degassing: Is Fresh Best?

| Coffee | No Comments
  We're diving deep into the gassy world of fresh coffee beans to understand why "fresh" isn't always best.  (more…)

Brew Like A Champion with Stagg EKG and EKG+

| Coffee | No Comments
Want to brew like the best of them? Break out your pour-over gear and follow along as Dylan Siemens of Onyx Coffee Lab and the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion, walks…

It’s Boss Ladies Month In The Fellow Playground

| Bay Area, Featured Roaster | No Comments
March is Women’s History Month; a time to celebrate and recognize the important achievements that women have made in our nation by telling their stories, illuminating their achievements, and supporting…

Why Is The Slow Pour Important?

| Coffee | No Comments
You keep hearing everyone fuss over their meticulous slow pour, but do you know why? This week we're focusing on why a slow, consistent pour is so vital to the…

Stagg EKG+ Production Update

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  After a couple of months of frustration, we finally had a great week:) All Kickstarter and website pre-order Stagg EKG+ units were successfully assembled and tested. Each and every unit…

February Featured Roasters | Fellow Playground

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
The Fellow Playground is your space to play – to brew a cup, share a tip, take a class, or just talk shop. Each month we select five coffees from…

How To Brew Old Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
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.…
Master Brew Class with Dylan Siemens US Brewers Cup Champion

Master Brew Class With Dylan Siemens | Onyx X Fellow

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
The Fellow Playground had the honor of hosting Dylan Siemens, the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion, for our #OnyxXFellow Brew Master Class Weekend. Not only does Dylan bust out incredible…

Coffee Cocktail Recipes | Onyx X Fellow

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
Do you take your coffee strong but your cocktails stronger? Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. The Fellow crew teamed up with Onyx Coffee Lab for one heck of…

Stagg EKG+ Production Update: It’s Go Time!

| Design | No Comments
Be honest. You’ve seen seen Stagg EKG on Instagram feeds for the past three months, shaken a fist at the screen, and said, “Grrrr...Fellow, where’s my EKG+?” Trust us, the…

January Featured Roasters in the Fellow Playground

| Bay Area, Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
  The Fellow Playground is your space to play – to brew a cup, share a tip, take a class, or just talk shop. Each month we select five coffees…
Dylan Siemens brewing pour-over coffee

Onyx x Fellow Brew Master Class Weekend

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
    Fellow’s first ever Brew Master Class Weekend is just around the corner! Dylan Siemens, the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion from Onyx Coffee Lab, is taking over the…

WHY DOUBLE WALL INSULATION?

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
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 and Stagg with vacuum insulated double…

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

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

EKG+ Production Update

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  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…
Spiced Coffee Old Fashioned

7 Booze and Buzz Infused Coffee Cocktails

| Coffee | No Comments
Clinky, clinky. We’ll gladly toast to buzz and booze combining forces in a cocktail glass. To start off your night, or morning (we’re not judging), we rounded up seven of our…
Prismo AeroPress Coffee Maker Attachment

Prismo – Production Status Update

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
Hello, passionate Prismo-ites! First, a big thank you -without your pre-order support, Prismo would be but a blip on our Fellow idea board. We're overwhlemed by the positive response for Prismo,…
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle

Stagg EKG – Production Status Update

| Coffee | No Comments
  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…

How To Brew Green Tea With Prismo

| Tea | No Comments
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…

Prismo Full Immersion Brew “How-To”

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Stagg EKG – Cafe Testing

| Bay Area, Coffee, Design | No Comments
  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…

Prismo: Superpowers for your AeroPress®

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  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…

The Anatomy of an “Espresso-style” shot

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Filter Face-Lift: The Details Behind Our New Stagg Dripper Filters

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
Filters. The middleman between your grinds and your sweet cup of liquid gold. A key piece to the coffee equation that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Well, that stops…

Tea Spotlight: Genmaicha

| Tea | No Comments
  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…

Fellow’s IHA Recap

| Design | No Comments
  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…

Meet Stagg [X] Dripper

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
This week we’re launching our newest pour-over dripper, Stagg . The first obvious difference you might notice between Stagg and our original dripper Stagg is size, but there’s a whole…

Crowdsourcing Design: Kickstarter Stretch Goals

| Uncategorized | No Comments
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…

A Guide For Tasting Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Behind The Scenes: Making Of The Stagg EKG Kickstarter Video

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  Did you hear the news? On Wednesday, our scrappy little Fellow team pulled off a big Kickstarter launch amidst the Black Friday hustle, Cyber Monday craziness, office Christmas partying, and…

The Golden Ratio For Brewing Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

How To Brew Sticky Rice Pu-Erh

| Uncategorized | No Comments
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…

Get to know Stagg Dripper

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
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.…

The New Generation of Stagg

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
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…

Coffee Vocab: Drip Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
We're back at it! Defining coffee terms you may not know (or might be too shy to ask your neighborhood coffee nerds). We're ranging from the obscure to the obvious…

8 Copper Things To Match Your Copper Stagg

| Design | No Comments
This week we're all copper everything in honor of Copper Stagg's pre-order launch. You might be asking yourself if Copper Stagg will match anything in your home. Well, we're glad you…

Cold Coffee Recipes For Father’s Day

| Coffee | No Comments
https://youtu.be/IC2prQeaKzo Dads love coffee and summer is heating up, so why not make him one of the best cups he’s ever had for Father's Day to celebrate all he's done? The…

Free Supersonic Coffee For Dad

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
For Father’s Day this year we’ve partnered up with Supersonic Coffee to make sure you gift Dad something a little better than another pair of socks. (more…)

World Brewers Cup Prep With Todd Goldsworthy

| Coffee | No Comments
This week we had a chance to catch up with two time U.S. Brewers Cup champion (2014, 2016) Todd Goldsworthy as he prepares for his second appearance at the World…

Coffee Vocabulary: Farming

| Coffee | No Comments
Maybe you're at a party and one of your know-it-all friends is improperly throwing around coffee jargon. Maybe you're looking to buy a bag of beans from your local roaster…

SCAA 2016 Recap

| Coffee | No Comments
This past weekend we journeyed to Atlanta for our second SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America). Here’s our recap of the weekend and the cool batch brewers, grinders and coffee…

Compost Those Grinds!

| Coffee | No Comments
A few weeks back a reader emailed us about composting coffee grinds. Since we work over a brewery, it’s pretty easy to throw our grinds into the giant compost dumpster…

Bay Area Finds: Bedfellows Roasting Company

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
We love pairing with Bay Area roasters and cafes to brew a solid cup of Joe. This week we met up with Marc from Bedfellows Roasting Company to try out…

NYNOW RECAP: STAGG WINS BEST IN MARKET

| Design | No Comments
Last week the Fellow team traveled East for NY NOW. Held twice a year, NY NOW is the leading home and houseware show in New York city. While visiting the Big Apple, we explored East coast coffee communities…

Part II: Why Is The Slow Pour Important?

| Coffee | No Comments
You’ve heard the fuss over pour-over, but still aren't sure what makes this coffee ritual so special. We last chatted about why the slow pour is important and how the time/surface…

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: Brew Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
Caught up in the buzz of New Year’s Eve, you find yourself resolving for better habits and routines. Yet somehow, by February those resolutions get lost. So how can we…

Brew Hack: Homemade Peppermint Tea

| Tea | No Comments
It's chilly out there. What better way to warm up the holidays than with some homemade peppermint tea? (more…)

Fellow’s 2015 Holiday Gift Picks

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
If you’re anything like us, you've put off holiday shopping and are now panicking. Not to fear! Our team has compiled a list of great coffee gifts from fancy to…

Paper vs. Metal

| Uncategorized | No Comments
Some folks ask us what’s the difference between a paper and metal filter when brewing. A lot, actually. From flavor to process, there’s quite a few differences between paper and…

Creative Ways to Use Coffee on Thanksgiving

| Coffee, Dining | No Comments
  As the most food centric holiday, Thanksgiving takes a lot of prep. Although passing out on the couch with your pants unbuttoned is part of the holiday tradition, that doesn’t…

Do you think my bootie is too big?

| Design | No Comments
Here's why brands need to shut up and listen. Hey! What do you think of this new sweater? Is the fit okay? Does the color complement my reddish-pale complexion? (more…)

Brew Hack: Pomegranate Infused Cold Brew

| Coffee, Uncategorized | No Comments
  Fall is upon us - it's time to indulge in some tastes of the season. Instead of going the traditional route with pumpkin spiced everything, we decided to switch up…

Learning Tea: Pu-erh

| Tea | No Comments
Pu-erh is a dark tea capable of deep earthy flavors cup after cup, for multiple infusions. (more…)

Step x Step: The Pour-Over Method

| Coffee | No Comments
Ready to pour your heart out? Here's our guide to the simple and easy pour-over brew method. The pour-over makes a clean, delicate cup of coffee and is a favorite here at…

What’s a coffee bloom?

| Coffee | No Comments
    You keep hearing about it, but still don’t fully understand what coffee blooming is. We’re here to help clarify so next time that know-it-all-coffee-friend goes off on a blooming…

Why Your Coffee Tastes Bitter

| Coffee | No Comments
You wake up drowsy eyed, craving warm coffee. You get dressed, gather your things, and prepare a big cup. After much anticipation (because you read our article on circadian coffee…

Are You Using The Correct Coffee Grind Size?

| Coffee | No Comments
  Different brew methods call for particular grind sizes. Although personal taste affects how coarse or fine you grind your beans, there are some basic guidelines. We’ve snapped photos of…

Choosing The Right Coffee Grinder

| Uncategorized | No Comments
The goal: Break up coffee beans into smaller pieces. Why? To create more surface area so we can extract all of coffee’s dark, caffeinated goodness. (more…)

Failing Through Kickstarter Prototypes

| Design | No Comments
Making products is difficult. Making coffee and tea products we think bring something new to the table is even more difficult. (more…)

Are You Drinking Coffee Wrong?

| Coffee | No Comments
  If you’re a coffee lover, chances are you’ve reached for a cup of joe immediately after waking up. Well science is here to tell you that’s a bad idea.…

Coffee Brewing Basics

| Coffee | No Comments
OK so you’ve bought some quality, freshly roasted beans from the local coffee shop down the street. Now what? Although there are many different brewing methods, we’ve outlined some basic…

SCAA Recap: Cool Products

| Coffee | No Comments
This past April, with our homemade trade show booth in tow, we journeyed to Seattle for our first SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) event. Here’s our recap of Duo’s…

Greetings Fellow Coffee Lover!

| News | No Comments
Its official, we’re official! The suns out, the birds are chirping, and we’re ready to tell anyone who’ll listen that the official launch of our first product, the Duo Coffee…

COFFEE POSTS

Unlock the coffee wonders of the universe. Whether you’re a coffee beginner or coffee expert, we’ve got you covered with how-to’s, recipes, and educational posts!

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Coffee With A Cause | September Featured Roasters

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
Running a quality coffee roastery these days is no small feat! There’s the cost, of course, trying to keep prices reasonable and still pay for inventory, rent, employees, maintenance, and…
Corvo EKG Electric Tea Kettle

What’s The Point of A PID Controller In An Electric Kettle?

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
Minimal and modern with a single button and a sleek LCD screen, Stagg EKG and Corvo EKG’s base is hiding something very powerful inside: a PID controller. A proportional-integral-derivative controller…
Coffee Processes Augustt Featured Roasters Line-Up Fellow

The Process | August Featured Roasters

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
Like wine, spirits, and many commodities, after it is harvested coffee undergoes varying degrees of process and management before it gets roasted and ends up in our hands. In a…

Here’s What The Reviews Say About Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

| Coffee | No Comments
  Like a parent who thinks their child can do no wrong, we're obviously biased about our precious baby Stagg EKG. To help you sort out the facts and find…
Fellow Prismo Affogato Recipe How-To

Prismo “Affauxgato” Recipe

| Coffee | No Comments
An affogato is the perfect summer pick-me-up or a delicious way to impress dinner party guests with minimal effort. Usually, a traditional affogato takes the form of a scoop of…

Wade Preston’s Winning US Brewers Cup Qualifier Prismo Recipe

| Coffee | No Comments
Wade Preston of Prevail Coffee Roasters walked away with the first place prize at this year's New Orleans Brewers Cup Qualifier. He went on to compete at the 2018 US Brewers…

Bon Voyage | May Featured Roasters

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
We all feel it. The days are getting longer, sleeves are getting shorter, and before we know it, dreams of summer travels have begun to materialize in our minds… Hey,…
Fellow Team Booth at the Specialty Coffee Expo 2018

Specialty Coffee Expo 2018 Recap

| Coffee | No Comments
Our favorite week of the year has come and gone, and all we’re left with is sweet, sweet memories and caffeine withdrawal after consuming 20 cups a day for three…

Understanding Degassing: Is Fresh Best?

| Coffee | No Comments
  We're diving deep into the gassy world of fresh coffee beans to understand why "fresh" isn't always best.  (more…)

Brew Like A Champion with Stagg EKG and EKG+

| Coffee | No Comments
Want to brew like the best of them? Break out your pour-over gear and follow along as Dylan Siemens of Onyx Coffee Lab and the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion, walks…

Why Is The Slow Pour Important?

| Coffee | No Comments
You keep hearing everyone fuss over their meticulous slow pour, but do you know why? This week we're focusing on why a slow, consistent pour is so vital to the…

Stagg EKG+ Production Update

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  After a couple of months of frustration, we finally had a great week:) All Kickstarter and website pre-order Stagg EKG+ units were successfully assembled and tested. Each and every unit…

February Featured Roasters | Fellow Playground

| Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
The Fellow Playground is your space to play – to brew a cup, share a tip, take a class, or just talk shop. Each month we select five coffees from…

How To Brew Old Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
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.…
Master Brew Class with Dylan Siemens US Brewers Cup Champion

Master Brew Class With Dylan Siemens | Onyx X Fellow

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
The Fellow Playground had the honor of hosting Dylan Siemens, the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion, for our #OnyxXFellow Brew Master Class Weekend. Not only does Dylan bust out incredible…

Coffee Cocktail Recipes | Onyx X Fellow

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
Do you take your coffee strong but your cocktails stronger? Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. The Fellow crew teamed up with Onyx Coffee Lab for one heck of…

January Featured Roasters in the Fellow Playground

| Bay Area, Coffee, Featured Roaster | No Comments
  The Fellow Playground is your space to play – to brew a cup, share a tip, take a class, or just talk shop. Each month we select five coffees…
Dylan Siemens brewing pour-over coffee

Onyx x Fellow Brew Master Class Weekend

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
    Fellow’s first ever Brew Master Class Weekend is just around the corner! Dylan Siemens, the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion from Onyx Coffee Lab, is taking over the…

WHY DOUBLE WALL INSULATION?

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
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 and Stagg with vacuum insulated double…

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

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

EKG+ Production Update

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  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…
Spiced Coffee Old Fashioned

7 Booze and Buzz Infused Coffee Cocktails

| Coffee | No Comments
Clinky, clinky. We’ll gladly toast to buzz and booze combining forces in a cocktail glass. To start off your night, or morning (we’re not judging), we rounded up seven of our…
Prismo AeroPress Coffee Maker Attachment

Prismo – Production Status Update

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
Hello, passionate Prismo-ites! First, a big thank you -without your pre-order support, Prismo would be but a blip on our Fellow idea board. We're overwhlemed by the positive response for Prismo,…
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle

Stagg EKG – Production Status Update

| Coffee | No Comments
  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…

Prismo Full Immersion Brew “How-To”

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Stagg EKG – Cafe Testing

| Bay Area, Coffee, Design | No Comments
  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…

Prismo: Superpowers for your AeroPress®

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  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…

The Anatomy of an “Espresso-style” shot

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Filter Face-Lift: The Details Behind Our New Stagg Dripper Filters

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
Filters. The middleman between your grinds and your sweet cup of liquid gold. A key piece to the coffee equation that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Well, that stops…

Meet Stagg [X] Dripper

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
This week we’re launching our newest pour-over dripper, Stagg . The first obvious difference you might notice between Stagg and our original dripper Stagg is size, but there’s a whole…

A Guide For Tasting Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Behind The Scenes: Making Of The Stagg EKG Kickstarter Video

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
  Did you hear the news? On Wednesday, our scrappy little Fellow team pulled off a big Kickstarter launch amidst the Black Friday hustle, Cyber Monday craziness, office Christmas partying, and…

The Golden Ratio For Brewing Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
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…

Get to know Stagg Dripper

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
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.…

The New Generation of Stagg

| Coffee, Design | No Comments
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…

Coffee Vocab: Drip Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
We're back at it! Defining coffee terms you may not know (or might be too shy to ask your neighborhood coffee nerds). We're ranging from the obscure to the obvious…

Cold Coffee Recipes For Father’s Day

| Coffee | No Comments
https://youtu.be/IC2prQeaKzo Dads love coffee and summer is heating up, so why not make him one of the best cups he’s ever had for Father's Day to celebrate all he's done? The…

Free Supersonic Coffee For Dad

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
For Father’s Day this year we’ve partnered up with Supersonic Coffee to make sure you gift Dad something a little better than another pair of socks. (more…)

World Brewers Cup Prep With Todd Goldsworthy

| Coffee | No Comments
This week we had a chance to catch up with two time U.S. Brewers Cup champion (2014, 2016) Todd Goldsworthy as he prepares for his second appearance at the World…

Coffee Vocabulary: Farming

| Coffee | No Comments
Maybe you're at a party and one of your know-it-all friends is improperly throwing around coffee jargon. Maybe you're looking to buy a bag of beans from your local roaster…

SCAA 2016 Recap

| Coffee | No Comments
This past weekend we journeyed to Atlanta for our second SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America). Here’s our recap of the weekend and the cool batch brewers, grinders and coffee…

Compost Those Grinds!

| Coffee | No Comments
A few weeks back a reader emailed us about composting coffee grinds. Since we work over a brewery, it’s pretty easy to throw our grinds into the giant compost dumpster…

Bay Area Finds: Bedfellows Roasting Company

| Bay Area, Coffee | No Comments
We love pairing with Bay Area roasters and cafes to brew a solid cup of Joe. This week we met up with Marc from Bedfellows Roasting Company to try out…

Part II: Why Is The Slow Pour Important?

| Coffee | No Comments
You’ve heard the fuss over pour-over, but still aren't sure what makes this coffee ritual so special. We last chatted about why the slow pour is important and how the time/surface…

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: Brew Coffee

| Coffee | No Comments
Caught up in the buzz of New Year’s Eve, you find yourself resolving for better habits and routines. Yet somehow, by February those resolutions get lost. So how can we…

Fellow’s 2015 Holiday Gift Picks

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If you’re anything like us, you've put off holiday shopping and are now panicking. Not to fear! Our team has compiled a list of great coffee gifts from fancy to…

Creative Ways to Use Coffee on Thanksgiving

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  As the most food centric holiday, Thanksgiving takes a lot of prep. Although passing out on the couch with your pants unbuttoned is part of the holiday tradition, that doesn’t…

Brew Hack: Pomegranate Infused Cold Brew

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  Fall is upon us - it's time to indulge in some tastes of the season. Instead of going the traditional route with pumpkin spiced everything, we decided to switch up…

Step x Step: The Pour-Over Method

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Ready to pour your heart out? Here's our guide to the simple and easy pour-over brew method. The pour-over makes a clean, delicate cup of coffee and is a favorite here at…

What’s a coffee bloom?

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    You keep hearing about it, but still don’t fully understand what coffee blooming is. We’re here to help clarify so next time that know-it-all-coffee-friend goes off on a blooming…

Why Your Coffee Tastes Bitter

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You wake up drowsy eyed, craving warm coffee. You get dressed, gather your things, and prepare a big cup. After much anticipation (because you read our article on circadian coffee…

Are You Using The Correct Coffee Grind Size?

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  Different brew methods call for particular grind sizes. Although personal taste affects how coarse or fine you grind your beans, there are some basic guidelines. We’ve snapped photos of…

Are You Drinking Coffee Wrong?

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  If you’re a coffee lover, chances are you’ve reached for a cup of joe immediately after waking up. Well science is here to tell you that’s a bad idea.…

Coffee Brewing Basics

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OK so you’ve bought some quality, freshly roasted beans from the local coffee shop down the street. Now what? Although there are many different brewing methods, we’ve outlined some basic…

SCAA Recap: Cool Products

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This past April, with our homemade trade show booth in tow, we journeyed to Seattle for our first SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) event. Here’s our recap of Duo’s…

DESIGN POSTS

Learn more about our design process, when new products are launching, and what we’re thinking about next.

Fellow x Fire Road Andrew Perkins

Fire Road x Fellow | A San Francisco Collaboration

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Below Andrew Perkins' rural home in the Santa Cruz mountains spans a network of fire roads. Meant for fire containment, Andrew hopped on his bike as a kid and used…
Corvo EKG Electric Tea Kettle

What’s The Point of A PID Controller In An Electric Kettle?

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Minimal and modern with a single button and a sleek LCD screen, Stagg EKG and Corvo EKG’s base is hiding something very powerful inside: a PID controller. A proportional-integral-derivative controller…

Design Month | June Featured Roasters

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To tell you why we at Fellow have decided June is “Design Month,” we first have to tell you about San Francisco Design Week!  SF Design Week is an annual…

Stagg EKG+ Production Update

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  After a couple of months of frustration, we finally had a great week:) All Kickstarter and website pre-order Stagg EKG+ units were successfully assembled and tested. Each and every unit…

Stagg EKG+ Production Update: It’s Go Time!

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Be honest. You’ve seen seen Stagg EKG on Instagram feeds for the past three months, shaken a fist at the screen, and said, “Grrrr...Fellow, where’s my EKG+?” Trust us, the…

WHY DOUBLE WALL INSULATION?

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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 and Stagg with vacuum insulated double…

EKG+ Production Update

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  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…
Prismo AeroPress Coffee Maker Attachment

Prismo – Production Status Update

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Hello, passionate Prismo-ites! First, a big thank you -without your pre-order support, Prismo would be but a blip on our Fellow idea board. We're overwhlemed by the positive response for Prismo,…

Stagg EKG – Cafe Testing

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  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…

Prismo: Superpowers for your AeroPress®

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  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…

Filter Face-Lift: The Details Behind Our New Stagg Dripper Filters

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Filters. The middleman between your grinds and your sweet cup of liquid gold. A key piece to the coffee equation that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Well, that stops…

Fellow’s IHA Recap

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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…

Meet Stagg [X] Dripper

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This week we’re launching our newest pour-over dripper, Stagg . The first obvious difference you might notice between Stagg and our original dripper Stagg is size, but there’s a whole…

Behind The Scenes: Making Of The Stagg EKG Kickstarter Video

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  Did you hear the news? On Wednesday, our scrappy little Fellow team pulled off a big Kickstarter launch amidst the Black Friday hustle, Cyber Monday craziness, office Christmas partying, and…

Get to know Stagg Dripper

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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.…

The New Generation of Stagg

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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…

8 Copper Things To Match Your Copper Stagg

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This week we're all copper everything in honor of Copper Stagg's pre-order launch. You might be asking yourself if Copper Stagg will match anything in your home. Well, we're glad you…

NYNOW RECAP: STAGG WINS BEST IN MARKET

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Last week the Fellow team traveled East for NY NOW. Held twice a year, NY NOW is the leading home and houseware show in New York city. While visiting the Big Apple, we explored East coast coffee communities…

Fellow’s 2015 Holiday Gift Picks

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If you’re anything like us, you've put off holiday shopping and are now panicking. Not to fear! Our team has compiled a list of great coffee gifts from fancy to…

Do you think my bootie is too big?

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Here's why brands need to shut up and listen. Hey! What do you think of this new sweater? Is the fit okay? Does the color complement my reddish-pale complexion? (more…)

Failing Through Kickstarter Prototypes

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Making products is difficult. Making coffee and tea products we think bring something new to the table is even more difficult. (more…)

TEA POSTS

Learn how to brew ridiculously good tea at home!

Jun Shan Yin Zhen | China’s 10 Most Famous Teas

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The rolling hills of China’s southern Yunnan Province have been identified as the birthplace of tea. Anthropologists say here is “where humans figured out that eating tea leaves or brewing…

How To Brew Green Tea With Prismo

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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…

Tea Spotlight: Genmaicha

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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…

Brew Hack: Homemade Peppermint Tea

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It's chilly out there. What better way to warm up the holidays than with some homemade peppermint tea? (more…)

Learning Tea: Pu-erh

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Pu-erh is a dark tea capable of deep earthy flavors cup after cup, for multiple infusions. (more…)

EVENTS

Check out coffee/design event’s happening at the Fellow Store + Playground, plus other event’s the Fellow team loves.

Fellow x Fire Road Andrew Perkins

Fire Road x Fellow | A San Francisco Collaboration

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Below Andrew Perkins' rural home in the Santa Cruz mountains spans a network of fire roads. Meant for fire containment, Andrew hopped on his bike as a kid and used…

It’s Boss Ladies Month In The Fellow Playground

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March is Women’s History Month; a time to celebrate and recognize the important achievements that women have made in our nation by telling their stories, illuminating their achievements, and supporting…
Master Brew Class with Dylan Siemens US Brewers Cup Champion

Master Brew Class With Dylan Siemens | Onyx X Fellow

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The Fellow Playground had the honor of hosting Dylan Siemens, the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion, for our #OnyxXFellow Brew Master Class Weekend. Not only does Dylan bust out incredible…

Coffee Cocktail Recipes | Onyx X Fellow

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Do you take your coffee strong but your cocktails stronger? Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. The Fellow crew teamed up with Onyx Coffee Lab for one heck of…

January Featured Roasters in the Fellow Playground

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  The Fellow Playground is your space to play – to brew a cup, share a tip, take a class, or just talk shop. Each month we select five coffees…
Dylan Siemens brewing pour-over coffee

Onyx x Fellow Brew Master Class Weekend

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    Fellow’s first ever Brew Master Class Weekend is just around the corner! Dylan Siemens, the 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion from Onyx Coffee Lab, is taking over the…

Stagg EKG – Cafe Testing

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  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…

Free Supersonic Coffee For Dad

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For Father’s Day this year we’ve partnered up with Supersonic Coffee to make sure you gift Dad something a little better than another pair of socks. (more…)

Bay Area Finds: Bedfellows Roasting Company

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We love pairing with Bay Area roasters and cafes to brew a solid cup of Joe. This week we met up with Marc from Bedfellows Roasting Company to try out…