The Cuccumella- Neapolitan Flip Coffee

Since its creation in 1819 by French designer Morize, the cuccumella, otherwise known as the Neapolitan flip coffee maker, has called the south of Italy home. This vessel consists of several pieces: a bottom container for the hot water, a hopper with a screw-top filter to separate the coffee grounds from the water itself, and …

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Espresso- Extracting Magic

Contrary to popular belief, brewing espresso does not require a particular type of bean, nor category of roast (light, medium, dark). Instead, this highly concentrated drink focuses on pushing pressurized water through a finely ground bed of coffee in less than 30 seconds. Most often, espresso is paired with milk, and depending on the ratio …

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Moka Pot- An Italian Tradition

The Moka Pot, also known as the Moka Express, is one of three major, classical Italian brew methods, which includes the espresso machine and the Cuccumella (a Neapolitan tradition). Oddly enough, this three-part wonder was inspired by the washing machine and a trip home from France. Talk about a productive day! The inventor was Alfonso …

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AeroPress- The Ultimate Travel Method

During our travels we have learned that traveling with a brewing method can be difficult and often challenging to pack. But, when we discovered the AeroPress, we knew we had found the perfect companion to add to our adventurous duo. [Pro-tip: If you love the idea of being able to travel with your AeroPress (particularly …

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Vac Pot: A History So Good It'll Suck You In

The Syphon, a unique looking coffee brewing method more akin to something you’d find in a mad scientist’s lab than a local coffee shop, is steeped in history. It was first patented in France in the 1930s, but gained popularity with the model created by Madame Vassieux of Lyons in 1841. An obvious coffee lover …

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