Getting a mouthful of coffee grounds is about as pleasant as biting into a poorly deboned piece of fish. Unless your grind is just right, that’s often what ends up happening when you pour from a French press. The Duo Coffee Steeper is a clever brewer that eliminates this issue. Similar to a Chemex in design, Duo allows you to simply twist the top once the grounds have sat in the hot water long enough and double filter your coffee. This means, not only will you not have grounds in your teeth, but your coffee won’t sit with them too long like is often is the case with a French press. At the same time, you’ll get a more robust coffee than you could with a pour over since you control the amount of time the coffee stays in contact with the grounds. It’s a smart way to get your morning fix.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.