Aeropress

Fellow Products by Caleb Savage

Creators of the Stagg Pour Over family of kettles and dripper and other great coffee and tea brewing equipment, Fellow Products launched out of a little mixed use space in San Francisco in May 2015 when their Kickstarter for the Duo Coffee Steeper raised $193,402 out of their $50,000 goal.

"After months of picking French press grinds out of his teeth, our founder, Jake, wanted something better. Jake comes from Caribou Coffee and is an avid home brewer. He kept moving back and forth between the French press and pour over. Both can make a great cup of coffee, but have their respective drawbacks. After 8 months and countless prototypes with our friends at Enlisted Design, Duo – a dual chamber “twist” on a traditional French press – was born."

Photo Courtesy of Fellow Products

Photo Courtesy of Fellow Products

Their desire to combine quality brewing with beautiful product design led to a line of coffee and tea equipment we’re proud to support and use in the shop.

Quality in Style

In so many fields, consumers have to choose between devices that are functionally advanced or devices that are aesthetically pleasing but lacking in functionality. Fellow’s line of products gives equal weight to design and craft allowing for products that use the best innovations in brewing while hiding those innovations in design to create products that consumers actually enjoy using.

Stagg Pourover Kettle

Photo Courtesy of Fellow Products

Photo Courtesy of Fellow Products

Great pour overs hinge on control. With the Stagg Kettle, Fellow places all the power in your hand by shifting the balance of the kettle closer to your hand for easier pouring, a flow-restrictor in the spout for a slower and more optimal pour and a thermometer built into the lid of the kettle so you don’t have to worry about your thermometer falling out of the steam vent. With the addition of the EKG Fellow’s Stagg lineup, you can get all of the best things about the Stagg Kettle while adding temperature variability and control. The EKG+ adds bluetooth connectivity for brew tracking and pairing to Acaia Scales and their family of apps.

Innovations in Brewing

Fellow continually looks to improve the home brewing experience. Some of their latest releases include the Prismo, an Aeropress attachment for brewing espresso, the Stagg Pour Over Dripper, and the Stagg EKG+. For the dedicated tea drinker, The Raven Tea Kettle takes all of Fellow’s best ideas and applies them to tea.  

Some of these items are available in the shop or on our online store. The rest are available on Fellow's website.

Next week, we'll talk more in depth about the Stagg [XF] Dripper and why we think it's amazing.

A Recap of Caffeine Crawl 2017! by Steve Willingham

Yesterday, we got to participate in our second Caffeine Crawl! You can read about last year's crawl here. We had a blast teaching people a couple of aeropress recipes, one for black coffee and one for an "espresso" for an iced honey lavender latte

We wanted to show that making a good coffee is about having simple repeatable routines, even if you aren't ready to spend money on the nicest equipment. With this in mind, we eliminated the scales, fancy kettles, etc. Here's the recipe:

AEROPRESS COFFEE RECIPE

  1. Bring water to a boil and set it aside
  2. Place filter in the filter holder
  3. Screw the filter holder into the aeropress
  4. Pour some hot water through the filter to rinse
  5. Set your aeropress on your favorite mug
  6. Pour 16g (or one heaping scoop) ground coffee into the aeropress
  7. Pour 225g water (or fill between the 3 and 4 markings) into the aeropress
  8. After 1 minute, put the plunger into the aeropress and gently press
  9. Unscrew the filter holder and press the coffee into the trash for easy cleanup
  10. Drink some coffee

To make our espresso-like coffee, we used half the water, filling only to the number two, which allowed us to create a syrupy, concentrated shot that can stand up in milk and balance out the honey lavender syrup for a delicious iced latte. 

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They're so easy to use, and this is only one of a million recipes to make awesome coffee with an aeropress. It can be as easy or as challenging as you'd like. We definitely believe that the more precise you can be, the better and more consistent your coffee will be, so if you're interested in the tools to perfect your recipe, check out our shop.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Crawl. Can't wait to do it again next year!