2017 has been chock full of coffee news...and we haven’t even hit the middle of the year yet.
There was the buzz over a new brand of “clear coffee” that promised a stain-free caffeine fix. Then there was the joyful chaos that ensued when it was revealed that Beyoncé’s spiritual advisor, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, would be opening a coffee shop in Houston. Peanut butter and jelly coffee became a thing, as did bourbon barrel-aged coffee beans—perfect for whiskey lovers. And don’t forget the wine-infused line of coffee beans released by Napa-based Molinari Caffe.
- Bulletproof to Open Butter Coffee-Slinging Café in New York City
- How One Woman Used Her Son's Notebook Paper to Invent Coffee Filters
- Why Tyrese Gibson Built a Benihana-Style Restaurant, Coffee Shop and Nightclub In His Backyard
Let’s not even get started on the mass hysteria caused by Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccino.
But with all the flashy new flavors and gimmicky fads, we’ve found ourselves yearning for simpler days.
So, it seems does chef Curtis Stone. When he recently stopped by the Food & Wine offices, we asked him off-hand if he happened to have an all-time favorite kitchen gadget...and his answer was quick and certain.
The espresso maker, which allows at-home users to produce authentic Italian espresso, has garnered a pretty enormous fan base. Created by renowned manufacturer Bialetti, it features an eight-sided shape that allows it to provide the ideal amount of heat to the coffee...and its sleek, stylish-looking exterior makes it a pretty fashionable countertop statement.
Get one for yourself here; then, let us know if you love it!