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Portable decanter deftly preserves wine with airtight insert

Either alone or with company, those able to polish off a bottle every few days probably don't give wine freshness too much extra thought. It's the drinkers who prefer to enjoy a glass or two a week that must carefully consider when to pop a new cork. The Wine Squirrel decanter is designed with an inflatable sealing mechanism that helps to maintain taste and eliminate wasted wine.Read More

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The Keurig of wine? This smart bottle gives you a fresh glass every time

It's not uncommon for a couple to pop open a bottle of wine to consume all in one night. But personal tastes are as varied as the vintage, aromas, and depth of flavor of the wines themselves. Even the decision between an oak- or steel-barreled chardonnay can be sharply divisive. The Kuvée smart wine bottle helps to eliminate such arguing by allowing individual choice, no matter how many, one glass at a time.Read More

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Ripple Maker can put your face in your coffee

It's kinda nice when baristas draw little things like hearts or leaves in the foam on your cappuccino. There's a chance, however, that those designs may be going the way of cave paintings. That's because Israeli startup Steam CC recently introduced its Ripple Maker, a machine that reproduces photos, text or other graphics on coffee foam.Read More

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Teforia infuser promises the perfect cuppa, whatever the blend

There are not only six basic types of tea, but a bewildering number of varieties and blends that often demand a very specific method of brewing to bring out their best flavor. The Teforia infuser from the eponymous Mountain View, California startup is designed to help users more easily navigate these waters, using a proprietary Selective Infusion Process (SIP) technology to not only tailor the brewing to the tea, but also allow the user to control factors like caffeine and antioxidant levels.Read More

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The MiniBrew works like an auto coffeemaker for beer

Just like its more formal sibling, craft brewing, home brewing has exploded in popularity in the United States in recent years, and if startups have anything to say about it, the category should keep on growing. Joining the Pico brewer on the crowdfunding circuit, the MiniBrew is another all-in-one countertop brewing system that makes brewing beer nearly as easy – though more time-consuming overall – as brewing coffee.
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Smartphone-controlled mug keeps coffee at the perfect temperature for longer

That small window where a freshly brewed coffee is at the perfect temperature can close pretty quickly sometimes, particularly if you're distracted by other tasks during your morning routine. California-based Ember Technologies has developed a connected coffee mug that is claimed to keep your beverage hotter for longer, with users able to set the temperature through a companion smartphone app or a twist of the mug's base.Read More

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Spill-proof Magicup lets you safely savor your morning coffee

The morning coffee is a ritual that fuels workers the world over. But what happens when, in a moment of pre-caffeine incoordination, you knock over your piping-hot cup of joe? Not only have you wasted your precious brew, but also possibly scalded yourself or inflicted irreparable damage to a keyboard or other device. The Magicup is a spill-proof cup designed to make such scenarios a thing of the past.Read More

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