Suspenseful Slideshow: Your #XtremeKone Winner!


The XtremeKone Challenge has been a real wild ride. So many hilarious entries - view almost all of them here - from Sprudge readers and Kone enthusiasts around the world. Read the full rules and list of prizes here. It was so much fun to watch entries pour in, but in the end, we had to choose a winner. To do so we assigned point values - … [Read more...]

#XtremeKone: Just Hours Left To Enter And Win Fabulous Prizes!


The #XtremeKone Challenge from Able Brewing & Sprudge continues, with just hours left to enter before the 11:59 PM PST cut-off on January 31st. The contest - a Kone recipe in text format via Instagram, alongside a photo of Kone brewing that is extreme, creative, and extremely creative - has yielded a whole cavalcade of bizarre and amazing … [Read more...]

#XtremeKone: An Instagram Contest From Able Brewing and Sprudge


Here ye, here ye, specialty coffee enthusiasts: a contest is afoot! The geniuses behind Able Brewing and the KONE metal brew filter are about to engage the public in a community event so fantastic, so outrageous, with such remarkable prizes, that we're nearly bursting Xtreme Xcitement over our privilege to bring you this news. Able needs help … [Read more...]

PDX: Able’s New Kone Filter At The Red E Cafe


Autobottom box packaging, appealingly weighty insert cards, and that glorious new metal filter on a cafe counter - check out these exclusive shots of the Able Brewing Kone 3 looking quite well at The Red E Cafe, North Portland's premiere roaster/retailer. We broke the news on Able's Kone 3 in this feature last April, and have been amazed to … [Read more...]

Able Brewing Kickstarter Raises Big Bucks


Over the last week or so, our pals at Able Brewing have launched a new website and unveiled their spiffy and unique Kone Brewing System. The KBS and KONE 3.0 have been met with universal praise and enviable coverage from all corners of the specialty coffee nerd / tech geek world, and that's because 1. the System really does look pretty cool, and 2. … [Read more...]

“[Disking] Worse Than We Imagined”


Growing concern over the trend of "disking" reached a fever pitch in the last few days, as reports of bodily harm come rolling in via news outlets around the world. "Disking", the act of placing Able Disks in front of one's eyeballs, then snapping a photograph, is now a global trend, stoking the fire of worry for parents of baristas from Oslo to … [Read more...]

Able Brewing PDX To Launch Kone 3


A few months back, Portland's Coava Kone became the Able Brewing KONE, as the device's inventor, Keith Gehrke, stepped away from Coava to focus on product development and sales under the Able Brewing brand name. The KONE is one of the most talked-about new products of the last few years, used in shops and homes around the world. Mr. Gehrke and Able … [Read more...]

Willing And “Able”: Carl Mundy Investigates The New Brand From Coava


Carl Mundy is the field office manager for the Waterbed Warehouse in Twin Falls, Idaho, and a regular contributor. We recently sent him to Portland to check out the soft launch of Able Brewing Equipment, a new brand of brewing gear and accessories from the innovative tinkerers at Coava Coffee Roasters. To celebrate the launch of Able, … [Read more...]