The Wait for Your Morning Pour-Over Just Got Shorter
By now we’re all, “Drip coffee who?”and pour-over coffee-obsessed. But when you’re running late for work and just need you morning fix, standing there while the barista slowly pours boiling water over fresh ground coffee, letting the water activate the grinds before adding enough water to make a full cup can be, in short, painful.
That’s why Poursteady was born. It’s an app-enabled tool that lets one barista make five pour-overs in five minutes, controlling the temperature of the water and modifying the pour for the diameter and absorption rate of each coffee to get that perfect flavor.
Poursteady’s CEO Stephan Von Muelhen isn’t trying to totally change the coffee industry. In fact, he and his team were more interested in robotics. But when the idea for Poursteady came along, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Now machines can be found in select cafes in New York.
Interested cafes and coffee shop owners (or home coffee enthusiasts) can sign up for Poursteady Beta for a chance to get involved in the project. In the meantime, you can let these coffee masters serve the good stuff at your next big event. Coffee-themed wedding, anyone?
What do you think of this new machine? Would you drink coffee made from Poursteady? Tell us below!
(h/t Cool Hunting)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!