An extra-easy, extra-effective way to cold brew. The large-format carafe lets you brew a week's worth of full-bodied coffee at once – a batch will last up to 14 days in the fridge if you're a slow drinker – and the clever filtration system allows for full contact during the brewing process and a lightning-fast cleanup. The carafe is made from borosilicate glass, so it can easily stand up to extreme temperatures, and the base is equipped with a silicone ring so that it stays secure in the fridge or on a table. It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, too, so no need to worry about hand washing.
To brew, just fill the stainless steel filter with grounds, add cold water, and leave in the fridge overnight. Pull the filter out, and you've got a full carafe of concentrated cold brew that you can sip straight, or cut with water or milk. The system comes with a stir stick attachment, too, so you can circulate the coffee (and any add-ins) as it's brewing to help the process along.
A clear head starts with a clear desktop. So round up your working essentials in this starkly simple pencil cup and tray, made from hand-burnished concrete with a minimal approach for a sleek-meets-industrial kind of style. The material itself is a custom blend: extraordinarily small cement particulate, recycled granite, and locally-sourced marble dust makes for a unique kind of concrete that's incredibly smooth, and develops a warm patina as it ages. They come from a husband and wife duo in coastal Maine, and are manufactured in a former textile mill along the Saco River.
Sure, they're good in a cocktail. But don't stop there. A dash or two of bitters lends new depth to iced coffee, and these ones are especially good thanks to the concentration of herbal, floral notes (think jasmine and chamomile) and mild kick of cinnamon and dried fruits on the back end. The recipe comes from an old 19th-century cocktail tome, which Bittercube reimagined for the modern day. When you're not caffeinating, try some with champagne, whiskey, or rum.