Researchers have devised a machine that can analyze the flavor of coffee. With a built-in electronic taster, it can determine more than 1,000 substances that go into java’s aroma by studying its gases. So far the scientists feel that it can assess espresso as well as its human counterpart. Switzerland’s Christian Lindinger and his team will report their findings in the March issue of Analytical Chemistry. We can’t wait until they place one into a Denny’s and tell them that the coffee they use in pre-packaged containers are probably double the amount of grounds that they need.
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Need a pick-me-up midday? The Handpresso makes you that extra cuppa espresso without the aid of electricity as the gadget works by high-pressure extraction. Pump it up, then grab a pod (also available from the company) and hot water, and whip up that caffeine high in a couple of minutes indoors or out. At a size of only 22 x 10 x 7 cm, the gadget will set you back 99,00 €, (~$193.00.) We weren’t sure it would work either but their video convinced us. Check it out.
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Looking like a mix between an old school water mine and a sports implement from a science fiction movie, the Saeco Etienne Louis Espresso Machine leaves both coffee lovers and industrial designers alike weak at the knees. Constructed of polished aluminum this glorious gadget provides a caffeine-slinging presencein your kitchen that few appliances can. While this product is not yet showing up on Saeco’s website expect it soon, followed by a virtual mob of buyers looking to scoop up their own copy of this truly unique piece of functional art.
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Need your Starbuck’s fix every morning despite the cost? Their Sirena can make you an espresso in the comfort of your own kitchen. At 15-inches tall, it features a back-pressure adaptor that will automatically adjust to the coffee’s grind and a portafilter. The Sirena works with a simple one-touch button and has an LED water tank indicator light. If the highly caffeinated cup of java doesn’t get you motivated enough, the $599.99 price tag certainly should do the trick.
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