In Episode 97 of the Orange Cactus Coffee podcast, Mike and I talked about the Handground grinder, the Prismo by Fellow, and Sudden Coffee. We also, as always, give you a peak behind the curtain at the way we think about coffee, business, and coffee business.
Handground. Handground is a hand grinder (obviously) that is very different from any other hand grinder we’ve tried before. The handle is side-mounted, and is so easy to turn that even most kids can grind coffee. Please check your states child labor laws before you use other kids for your coffee grinding services. 40mm conical ceramic burrs power this bad boy that Mike and I both had mixed feelings about. We were grateful to have one gifted to us by Handground, but at the same time, we had to be honest with you on how it functioned. And the truth is is takes a long time to grind coffee with it, but it’s beautiful to look at.
Prismo. Prismo is the latest product for the folks over at Fellow. You may know Fellow from their Stagg brewers and kettles. The Prismo is a replacement cap for your Aeropress brewer. There a metal screen filter that sits inside a plastic cap with a single hole that the coffee gets forced out of. Mike tried it three times and messed up two of them. Their recipe is 20 grams of coffee and 50 ml of water. Not exactly rocket science. The first one, Mike got right. After that, he only added 30 ml of water. The third one he forgot the metal filter and made a horrible coffee mess all over my kitchen. Such is life.
Sudden Coffee. Sudden Coffee sent us some of their newest instant coffee to try. It’s a Kenyan coffee called Aunt Bonnie and roasted by Equator. We’d done a little review for some of their previous instant coffees, and they thought we might like to try another version. We did, and think it tastes okay. Still al title confused about whom exactly Sudden is for, but the market is responding successfully to instant specialty coffee. We’re not huge fans of the flavor, but thought it better on the road than stopping at Starbucks.