Recipes, tips and industry happenings.
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.
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 introducing three new products: Podium Trivet, Junior, and Matte Black Joey.
To say we are exhausted would be an understatement. But that’s what coffee is for, right? Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 today, focusing on drip coffee and a few other brewing terms that will come in handy when making a cup for friends this weekend.