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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


kitchen gadget spotlight :: kick-ass travel coffee press

okay, so it's not really a kitchen gadget per se, but it rocks the java so hard that i have to spread the word about it.

it's made by Planetary Design and i got one for the hubby for christmas. in a word, it's awesome. see, the sad truth is we've been hitting the caffeine after a looooooooong hiatus. this is what a second child will do to you. take you from a perfectly happy decaffeinated existence and make you caffeinated once again. granted, we're doing the wimpy half-caf, but still.

so, now, we need to get a second one of these bad boys because even though it's technically *his* i can't keep my mits off of it.

here's why:

:: the spunky color alone is enough to make me want to pick it up. it's all shiny. (and it comes with lots of spunky color options.)
:: the handle just feels right in your hand.
:: it keeps the coffee remarkably hot
:: it's got a fine mesh screen where you sip, so no grounds can ever get into your mouthful of "happy" (what we call coffee around here).
:: it's got a secret compartment! makes me feel all double-oh-seven or maxwell smart-like (inspector gadget?) in the bottom of the cup is a compartment that holds enough grounds for another cup. so, if hubby's at work and he needs a hit, all he has to do is add water. sweet!
:: the directions say to add your sweetner and dairy when you put the grounds in, then add water. we were dubious that this would yield a good cup. but it does.
:: fits nicely in the car cupholder.

in short--2 THUMBS UP!

if you are in need a new coffee solution and are partial to the french press situation, i highly recommend it.

here's their web address:

and no, i'm not getting any kick-back, i just love their product and i can't keep my trap shut about it!

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Blogger slush said...

I love coffee, but I have never used a french press. It looks very cool though!

Wait till your 3rd and see what the caff intake is :P

January 23, 2008 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I have one of these two. I actually have two of them, if you can believe it, because someone donated one to a thrift store. I bought these as gifts for the coffee drinkers and tea drinkers in my family. For the tea drinkers, I purchased little tins of loose tea. It was a real hit!

January 28, 2008 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Whoops, I meant "I have one of these too..."

So tired today ;)

January 28, 2008 at 3:14 PM  

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