FrankOne Vacuum Technology Coffee-Maker

A welcome innovation in a saturated industry, this machine makes cold brew in minutes

As cold brew flavors and techniques continue to evolve, many drinkers are opting for it over traditionally brewed coffee—regardless of the weather. For those looking to make their own batches of steeped, strong coffee without the bitterness of traditional processes, the prerequisite is usually patience or purchase—somewhere between eight and 20 hours or a couple extra dollars for a quality cup. The FrankOne Coffee Maker simplifies the process …

Behind the Scenes with Slayer Espresso

Inside the innovative coffee machine company's Seattle headquarters

With his father owning a roasting company, founder and CEO of Slayer Espresso Jason Prefontaine grew up quite familiar with the coffee bean. Prefontaine eventually became an espresso machine importer, selling and servicing machines. He then opened a roasting company and learned everything more he could about making coffee. The deeper he got into the world, the more he came to believe that the mechanisms …

California’s Coffee Crop Growth

Between San Diego and Santa Barbara, two dozen California farms have begun to grow coffee bushes under the shade of their aging avocado trees. This is the first commercial effort stateside, aside from Hawaii’s 800 coffee farm deep Kona bean production. It’s proven to be a viable crop, and the output continues to grow in prestige as California growers target the premium coffee consumer. The …