Walk down any busy street in New York during the summer, and it seems like every other person is sipping an iced coffee. Over the past few years, the trend has shifted from the traditional cup of joe with some ice cubes to the more sophisticated cold brew, which is made by steeping grounds in cold or room temperature water for 12 to 24 hours to yield a more full-bodied, less-acidic coffee.
Though tasty and a welcome caffeine boost, cold brew is often not the most economical (a regular-sized cup can easily set you back $5) and making your own can be an arduous task. This is where Prisma comes in (h/t Mental Floss). The cold brew coffeemaker from home appliance company FirstBuild can produce an entire carafe of the refreshing java in 10 minutes or less.
How do they do it?
Meet Canadiano, a smart little wooden block designed for making a delicious cup of jo. Crafted for picky coffee connoisseurs, this minimalistic cube by Toronto-based Fishtnk Design Factory is a pour-over coffee maker made from carved wood and a stainless-steel filter. Simple, natural and low-tech, it takes only 2-4 minutes to brew a cup once the hot water is poured.
Find out more about this sweet coffee maker
If you dread waking up to the painful buzz of an alarm clock, this new design might be the way make your morning hustle a slower, more delightful experience. Envisioned by British designer Joshua Renouf, The Bariseur is a coffee brewer and an alarm clock all in one. This unique hybrid machine will wake you up with a freshly brewed cup, letting you enjoy a few more minutes in bed.
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