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Cafflano Klassic, A Portable All-in-One Coffee Maker Tucked Inside a Travel Mug

Cafflano Klassic grinder
photo via Cafflano on Facebook

The Cafflano Klassic by Cafflano is an all-in-one portable coffee maker that includes a drip kettle, grinder, dripper, filter, and cup all tucked into one travel mug-sized package. Its small size makes it very portable for travel or camping, and the only things a user needs to add are coffee beans and hot water.

The Cafflano Klassic is available for sale at The Fowndry.

Cafflano Klassic parts
image via Cafflano on Kickstarter

Cafflano Klassic
photo via The Fowndry

Cafflano Klassic with coffee
photo via Cafflano on Facebook

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Recycled Starbucks Coffee Sleeve Sets That Feature Colored Pencil Drawings of All 12 Iterations of ‘Doctor Who’

Doctors 1-4 Set 1 – Doctors 1-4

Indianapolis-based designer Kahahuna has created a wonderful line of hand-drawn recycled Starbucks coffee sleeves sets that feature all 12 iterations of Doctor Who (excluding the “War Doctor“) and a wonderful portrait of a single Dalek in all of its menacing glory.

These are hand-drawn Doctors …on up-cycled Starbucks cup sleeves. I got the idea while I was at work (I work at Starbucks) and randomly handing out drinks with decorated sleeves to my customers. They loved the idea so much that I decided to put my own love of Doctor Who into colored pencil. These are made on recycled cardboard sleeves that would otherwise have been thrown away. Each sleeve has been sprayed with a matte fixative to keep the pencil in place. I have priced these at $12 each and shipping is included for the set. (within the US) I’m not selling these particular pieces individually at this time.

The sleeves are sold in sets of four via the Kahahuna Shop on Etsy.

Doctors 5-8 Set 2 – Doctors 5-8

Doctors 9-12 Set 3 – Doctors 9-12

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Dalek

images via Kahahuna

via Nerdist

Artist Creates an Incredible Array of Detailed Portraits Drawn Entirely With Coffee

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Commercial artist Maria A. Aristidou has created an incredible array of amazingly detailed portraits using different blends of coffee on watercolor paper. Maria has stated that the first portrait was “made by accident” but “coffee painting has really grown” on her. Among her subjects are R2-D2 and Yoda from Star Wars, Bob Marley, Davy Jones, Hugh Laurie, and a variety of Disney characters, just to name a few.

Aristidou has also created a stop-motion video that captures her remarkable process of “coffee drawing” R2-D2.

Yoda

Davy Jones Coffee Painting

Hugh Laurie

Disney

Bob Marley

Girl with Pearl Earring

Elephants

images via Maria A. Aristidou

via FoodBeast

Starbucks to Begin Testing In-Person Coffee Delivery Through Its Mobile App in Seattle

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Starbucks has joined forces with delivery service Postmates for a pilot program to bring in-person deliveries to the Starbucks mobile app in the second half of 2015. Users place their orders through the desktop or mobile version of the service, and a Postmates driver stops off at a location and picks up and delivers a piping-hot caffeine fix.

With such incredible traction on their leading mobile payment app, Starbucks delivery by Postmates is an extension of what customers are looking for today, and provides a type of convenience that was never before available.

image via Postmates

How to Connect a Coffee Maker to a Network in Order to Monitor Office Brewing Habits

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Foursquare software engineer David Taylor has created a detailed breakdown of how he connected a coffee maker to a network in order to monitor office brewing habits. The hacked system, which utilizes an Electric Imp microcontroller, monitors brews as they commence and end, sending a message to the office’s Slack coffee chat room, and compiles hourly and weekly brewing trends. Interested parties can also check out Taylor’s code for the project.

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images via David Taylor

A Biodegradable Coffee Cup With Embedded Seeds That Grow Into a Tree When Planted

San Luis Obispo, California sustainability company Reduce. Reuse. Grow. has developed a biodegradable coffee cup that features embedded seeds designed to grow into a tree when the whole thing is planted into ground, as per the included instructions on the bottom. The cup, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, utilizes local seeds based on where the cup is distributed. Even if the cup isn’t planted, it will still biodegrade in a landfill within 180 days, turning into nutrients for other plant life.

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images via Reduce. Reuse. Grow.

via Inhabitat