This $1,300 Connected Tea Infuser Has Raised $5.1 Million – Fortune

By Stacey Higginbotham | December 4, 2015 Is this where VC should be placing its bets? Has the rush to build connected kitchen products that can cook, bake, and brew everything “perfectly” gone too far? Teforia, a company that is building an Internet-connected tea infuser that is pitched as being able to brew tea customized for your taste buds, has raised $5.1 million led by UpFront Ventures with participation from Lemnos Labs, PreAngel Wareness and InnoSpring. The machine tracks earthy, …

12 most annoying things customers do when ordering coffee

machine.” What’s even worse than blabbing on the phone? “I get the ‘one-minute’ finger wagged in my face,” says JT. “I’m like, there’s a line and I don’t have a minute!” 2. Not being ready to pay “It’s amazing to me how many people will get to the front of a long line and still not have their order ready and forget about having their wallet ready,” says one barista who asked to be called Java*. “This …

10 best bean-to-cup coffee machines

… are plenty of other features that come with the heftier price tags — for example, the ability to personalise your coffee preferences, attached milk frothers, wi-fi connectivity and more. But don’t ignore the cheaper end ones if you’re happy with a more manual machine and don’t necessarily need a milk frother or barista-quality crema. Regardless of price, the machines in our round-up are easy to use and produce rich, smooth, tasty coffee. A word of advice – if you’re using a …

Wolfgang Puck recipe: Chocolate-espresso Semifreddo – TwinCities.com

… warm-weather pleasure into what can seem like a major investment. So why not make ice cream at home? I love to do that. But for a change of pace, and for those home cooks who might not have an ice-cream machine, I’d like to introduce you to another kind of frozen dessert that doesn’t require any special equipment beyond a stand mixer or an inexpensive hand-held electric mixer. The dessert is called semifreddo, a traditional Italian-style preparation that’s creamy, cool and …

Now you can print your FACE on a latte: Coffee machine lets anyone create intricate foam art in just 10 seconds | Daily Mail Online

By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL | 27 June 2015   The $999 (£640) machine combines 3D printing with an ink-jet system It links to an app and prints out natural coffee extract, called Ripple Pods  Images can be taken from Ripples’ library, or customers can submit a photo from their camera roll which will be transformed into foam Only the most skilled baristas are able to create intricate foam art by hand. Now, a new system named Ripple Maker, could allow anyone to print …