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Since many of us are still home, we decided to do some digging to find useful products to help stay productive, occupied, entertained and fit while you’re At Home.

You should absolutely be supporting all your local coffee shops and roasters, but every once in a while it’s worth changing it up for something different. That’s where Blue Bottle comes in. The community legend–and of our best coffees you can get through the mail–Blue Bottle takes over a decade of experience hand-roasting small batch coffees and uses it to deliver always fresh coffee directly to your door. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a blend, single origin, espresso or decaf drinker because Blue Bottle has an affordable subscription option for you. If you’re unfamiliar with their offerings, we recommend starting with the Bella Donovan or Three Africas blends or the single origin assortment. Since you never even have to leave the house to pick it up, you’ll have more time to experiment with different brewing methods to extract the flavor that’s just right for you.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.