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RainyDayGiftGuide 2017: Espresso and Coffee to Go

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays!!!

The Holiday Season is upon us again!

As in years past, we have assembled a fantastic series of GiftGuides full of interesting ideas for our RainyDayMagazine readers. Our Guides include items we have reviewed during the year, new ones we haven’t posted yet, and a few from years past.

The one thing that stays the same year after year is the selection criteria: all of the recommendations are things we have actually touched and things we would actually want.

Happy Holidays!

Coffee is life. We drink it the first thing in the morning. We drink it when we need a kick in the pants around 11AM. We drink it just before 3 so we can keep going. We drink it after dinner so we can stay up until 10.

Manual Machines

  • Hourglass Cold Brew System – Brews smooth, rich tasting, healthier coffee easily with no cords and no electricity. Produces a coffee extract with 70% less acid than hot-brewed coffee—that’s the healthier part—in certified lab tests and stays fresh in fridge for 2 weeks. Because its an extract you get to make your own artisanal coffee with every cup!

  • ROK Manual Espresso Maker – The ROK is a manual espresso maker that puts you in control of every step of the brewing process. Made from durable metal parts that are backed by a 10-Year warranty, the ROK uses no electricity and includes a rugged tin for portability. Ships with a 49mm portafilter, splitter spout, scoop/tamper, and manual milk frother.

  • Wacaco Nanopresso – Nanopresso is a versatile espresso machine that is easy to operate and simple to use. Built around a patented manual pumping system, the Nanopresso is capable of reaching 18 bars (261 PSI) of pressure. Works best with finely ground coffee that is tamped hard.

  • Handpresso Wild Espresso Set – Perfectly packaged, the Handpresso Wild Outdoor Set has everything you need to enjoy great coffee on the road. Made to handle all of life’s spills and tumbles, the Outdoor Set is housed in a durable, thermo-formed Extreme Vibration Attenuation (EVA) case. Four Unbreakable Cups, a heavy-duty stainless steel thermo-insulated flask, and two napkins are included with the Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Maker.

  • Wild Hybrid Espresso Maker – The Wild pumps up like a bicycle pump and can generate 232 PSI, well beyond the usual 116 to 145 PSI necessary for making espresso. It works with either loose espresso grounds or pre-loaded E. S. E. pods.
  • DomePod case – A unique Handpresso accessory for the Wild Hybrid. Fill the adapters with the ground coffee of your choice, place them in the case and bring them with you wherever you go.
  • Insulated Flask – This thermos features a thermometer with visual indicators built right into the lid for easy reference. Double insulated to keep its contents hot for up to three hours.
  • Unbreakable Espresso Cups – Excellent thermal insulation, ultra durable and convenient to carry. Dishwasher safe.

  • Espresso Maker for the Car – Simple and easy to use. Just plug the Handpresso Auto into the 12V cigarette lighter, add water and an E.S.E. coffee pod of your choice. Press the button, wait for the 3 beeps, and the espresso is ready! The Handpresso Auto will even fit in the cup holder of most cars.

  • Capresso Cool Grind – This coffee grinder has stainless-steel blades which rotate at very high speed (20,000 to 30,000 rpm) and quickly grind the coffee beans into fine particles. Pulse action for control of the grind’s fineness.

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