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What is the hexagon funnel shaped thing that came with my aeropress for?

It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize the purpose of this hexagon shaped funnel, so I am sharing this via a self posted answer. The hexagon funnel has three purposes: It is a funnel to ...
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Does this look like a decent coffee grinder?

It looks like a burr grinder, as opposed to a blade grinder. Burr grinders give a more consistent grind size, which is why they're preferred over blade grinders. My guess is it's made of steel, but ...
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What machine is Caffe Vergnano using to make my coffee?

Elektra Belle Epoque P1C: See this page: http://www.elektrasrl.com/belle_epoque_2grel_cr.php You can still buy these, they are very expensive of course, I don't think there is anything particularly ...
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What Type of Coffee Pot is Shown in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"?

This is a vacuum coffee maker or siphon. The invention is nearly 200 years old and uses the physical principles of vapor pressure and vacuum. When placed on a heat source, boiling water creates steam ...
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Bialetti Moka Express Pot

This may be an anecdotal answer, but it's coming from a friend that really cares that their aluminium moka pot stays in a prime condition as long as possible: If you want to minimize visual changes in ...
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