Espresso Maker Airpress – If you’re a fan of the Aerobie Aeropress than you simply must add this to your collection! It has its own unique markings on the side for easier dosing. Available from resellers on eBay for $21.99.
The Tiamo Hand Grinder - Are you a big booster of the Hario Minimill? You might want to take a look at this Tiamo Hand Grinder. It looks just like the Minimill – but it’s less expensive! Available on Amazon.
Tiamo has several products that look just like items from Hario and Kalita’s line-up. Take a look at their V01 Glass Coffee Dripper!
And then there’s this little ditty:
Starbucks Premium Pour Over Brewer is the company’s first foray into home brewing furnishings. While this may look like a typical pour over stand – the Clive Stand, specifically – its stylings are of course uniquely Starbucks, and we are hereby not implying that the design has been ripped off.
Now this here is a genuine Counterfeit Chemex (manufacturer unknown). We found this “Vintage Chemex” for sale at an antique shop, selling for $45. The glass work was shoddy, the device itself was very light, and there were imperfections all over the flask. Check out how the top lip slants to the left:
Is the whole concept of intellectual property flawed in this day and age? Are some $20 four striped sneakers any better or worse than those $80 Adidas you’re sporting? And what about ripped off graphic design? Or ripped off web content? Does it matter in this post-Napster world of ours? Sound off in the comments below.