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While we’re all for pour over and various press methods when it comes to coffee, there’s something to be said for a hot carafe filled with more than a few cups of morning water. That’s where the Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer comes in. With an auto drip-stop brew basket with a glass carafe capable of brewing ten cups of coffee at a consistent 196–205° and keeping them warm for almost two hours thanks to the auto-adjusting, dual-phase hot plate, the Moccamaster is the perfect compromise for those of you, like us, who can’t stop at just one cup of coffee. What separates this brewing method from the standard glass carafe brewer you’ll find in the local big box? Precise coffee / water saturation for a full brew cycle in just 4-6 minutes with optimal coffee / water contact time thanks to a cone-shaped brew basket and nine hole spray arm. Five year warranty and user-replaceable parts. Multiple international certifications and twice as many color options. Most importantly, it brews quite a few cups of delicious, strong coffee through a setup that’s way cooler than a standard auto-drip.

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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.