Sure, we all want our morning cup of coffee. But if you are on your way to work and you feel compelled beyond reason to stop and get a cup, look around you. That drive for some caffeine may be coming to you by way of an ad campaign combining the irresistible smell of coffee with a Pavlovian jingle.
Coffee breaks are an inalienable right for every office worker. Problem is, between meetings and endless emails, it can be pretty hard to squeeze in. Thanks to a new invention called the "Textspresso" we can shave off a few valuable minutes by texting orders to the coffee machine and simply pick it up when it's ready.
Geek power and caffeine power have finally united. An Arduino Arduino powered machine has become the sixth highest funded project on Kickstarter — and with good reason. It proves you don't need the fanciest model on the market to make a good cup.
Scent is an important sense; things just taste better when they smell good as well. With that in mind, the Aroma coffee lid claims to improve the taste of coffee by enhancing its smell.
If you're in the market for a new death ray, an important thing to consider is what you'll be able to do with it when you're not busy committing nefarious acts. One option is coffee roasting, and, if you're so inclined, you can even contribute to an open source project that's looking to create a giant mirror array capable of superheating air to 2,000 degrees.
The window of enjoyability for hot beverages is pretty small: you've got about 30 seconds of 'just right' between tongue meltingly hot and disappointingly lukewarm. Giant magic beans with liquid metal inside use the power of physics to simultaneously make hot things cooler and cool things hotter, prolonging that ideal temperature.
If you're constantly pumped up on caffeine, there probably isn't a fast enough way to get your daily fix of java. But now Starbucks has made paying for your pricey beverages even easier, with an app that lets you leave your wallet in your pocket.
With clever designs like this one, the personal coffee-cup insulator could be poised to become the next big gift item. Conceived by a teacher in Ottawa, Ontario, the "Caffeinating" coffee cosy is perfect for hard-core tech and coffee geeks alike.
Coffee provides warmth both inside and out; the hot liquid warms up your belly, while the hot cup warms up your hands. That's the idea behind the Alfredo coffee cup by Israeli designer Emi Schenkelback, which has to be held...
Coffee cups can get very hot to the touch, which is why people put cardboard sleeves around them to keep from getting burned. But this Heatswell cup doesn't need any sleeves, because it automagically grows one when a hot beverage...