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The Cafflano Coffee Brewer Looks Pretty Dope

The Cafflano Coffee Brewer Looks Pretty Dope

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In an event packed with big, shiny brewing methods, one booth at the New York Coffee Festival stood out as the next small thing in soup-to-nuts brewing: Beanscorp Company’s Cafflano portable brewing system from Korea.

The Cafflano Coffee Brewer combines everything you need (outside of the consumable stuff, that is) to brew a single cup of pour-over coffee: a manual grinder, filter, portioned pourer, and insulated cup, all nested snugly together in a very portable form that’s about the size of a medium-sized thermos. So long as you have beans and brew-temperature water, you can put together a fresh-ground cup of coffee wherever your travels take you.

Don’t let the first-blush simplicity fool you, Beanscorp takes great pride in the precision, adjustability, and quality of materials used in all of the components.

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Start with the grinder: it’s a ceramic burr grinder with indexed fine-to-coarse adjustability to adapt to user preferences and coffee types. From there the coffee can be ground directly into the built-in filter/dripper made with finely perforated steel (rather than a cheaper mesh basket—think Kone rather than your parents’ Braun). Preheated water can be poured using the 270-milliliter cap, which uses a precisely molded spout to allow for pour control down to a single drop with steady, pre-caffeinated hands. Once brewed, the coffee will travel to the double-walled stainless steel tumbler (to keep your java warm) that has a capacity of 250 milliliters (a “small” cup stateside) from the bottom of the filter (450 milliliters to the brim). There’s even a lid for the tumbler that stores on the kettle/pourer.

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For brewing, Beanscorp team recommends 15–20 grams of whole bean coffee per cup, depending on the grind and taste preference. There’s even room for a few doses of measured beans for travel when your Cafflano is closed up.

The team is also quick to point out the eco-friendliness of a single-cup brewer that doesn’t involve pods or paper filters. And they take user health seriously, using FDA-approved steel and BPA-free plastics (so you don’t have to worry putting hot water into that cap).

cafflano coffee brewer all in one beanscorp korea new york coffee festival 2015 sprudge

cafflano coffee brewer all in one beanscorp korea new york coffee festival 2015 sprudge

You can draw a precise line from their pride in the Cafflano construction details to the Beanscorp team’s background in various parts of semiconductor production and marketing for a large Korean electronics manufacturer. As friends and co-workers who had an interest in coffee, they decided to take their technical knowledge to brewing. Two years of R&D (and one unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign) culminated in the Cafflano Klassic, which debuted in January 2015.

cafflano coffee brewer all in one beanscorp korea new york coffee festival 2015 sprudge

The public reception was encouraging from the jump-off: after raising almost $50,000 in crowdfunding from the public, they were awarded “Most Innovative Product” at The Cookshop & Housewares Association show and “Best Domestic Coffee Equipment” award at SCAE Nordic World of Coffee. And we can vouch that throughout the NYCF weekend, the demos were well-populated with curious visitors.

The system is available for retail purchase at their site, cafflanoshop.com, with a $99 MSRP.

D. Robert Wolcheck is a Sprudge contributor based in New York City. Read more D. Robert Wolcheck on Sprudge


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