Crazy Coffee

I think this may be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.IMG_1182

Nick ordered this coffee siphon with his graduation money, and it is so neat!


It was like doing a science experiment in the kitchen this morning! You put the water in the bottom and the coffee grounds in the top. Then turn on the heat and the water will start moving into the top of the siphon, brewing the grounds.

Then you take it off the heat and the coffee then comes back into the bottom so you can serve it. It was fun watching it brew this morning :)


While Maggie was eating breakfast and Nick was practicing his evil scientist laugh, I made oatmeal.


That combo I made last week was so good, I had to have it again.

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1 apple, diced and microwaved with cinnamon for 1 minute
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp craisins
  • 1 Tbsp butterscotch chips


I think we may be serious coffee addicts – is it a bad thing that we have more coffee gadgets/appliances than anything else?  :)


What’s the most fun/strangest kitchen appliance or gadget you’ve seen?


  1. I’ve never seen one of those! That is really cool!!

  2. Woo fancy Wednesday morning coffee!! That’s awesome…goodness I am such a sucker for kitchen gadgets! I am lusting after an indoor grill these days…no outdoor space in NYC for me! Have a great day!

  3. Wow that coffee thing looks neat! What exactly is it called?

  4. I have never seen that before — it looks like an elementary school science project :) So cool!

  5. I love the coffee siphon! Soooo cool!

  6. When I worked at starbucks, they had just come out with a coffee maker like this. It was so cool! My favorite gadget is this little silicone tube that you put fresh, unpeeled garlic in. You roll it around a few times, and magically, the garlic is peeled!

  7. Um, I think THAT is the strangest kitchen gadget I have ever seen!

  8. That is SO awesomely cool! That’s the funnest/strangest kitchen gadget I’ve seen :)

  9. That is the craziest thing I have ever seen!

    And let me tell you, I have a lot of gadgets,
    Probably half of the “as seen on tv” junk,
    from the apple peeler, the big cupcake mold, the grill daddy, the bacon genie, every countertop grill and every chop wizard out there. Use it once and then stack in the basement.

    And thanks Mara, now I have to find that garlic peeler.

  10. I love coffee, you can never have too many appliance for it! :)

    That siphon is soooo neat! I bet it’s fun to watch while eating breakfast.

  11. I’ve always wanted to try one of those! It looks so cool :-)

  12. Those oats – oh. my. gosh!!
    Coolest kitchen gadget also included coffee! It’s a coffee maker that you don’t need a coffee maker for! You heat up the grounds and the water in the microwave, and then it dribbles. And it’s shaped like a teacup. :-) I needed when I first went to college and we weren’t allowed to have coffee makers.

  13. whoaaaaaaa that coffee device looks awesome! I love coffee- so nice to have a big ole mug in your hand! Great looking oats too- love the addition of the butterscotch chips. I still think salad spinners are pretty cool

  14. very cool coffee, very cool oats! weirdest kitch appliance?? not sure. magic bullet was kinda crazy at first, lol.

  15. my uncle owns a coffee buisness and my mom is in the coffee industry and I have NEVER seen that! its so cool! I have to show my mom :)

    the oats look fabulousss. I saw this garlic wheel. You put the garlic in this plastic thing and roll it n the counter and its peeled AND it crushes it!!

  16. That coffee thing is the craziest and coolest kitchen appliance I’ve ever seen!

  17. haha im a coffee addict too! and that coffee thing looks SO cool! great oats too!

  18. That is TOTALLY cool!

    I’ve got nothin to compete with that actually.

  19. That. is. SO COOL!!!! I’m a die hard coffee-holic and any new n nifty way to concoct the beverage of my livelihood is beyond awesome in my book!

  20. I love your coffee gadget!

    I have too many to list – but my favorite – my $7 rice maker – it cooks quinoa, red lentils – anything to perfection!

  21. THAT IS WAY TOO MUCH FUN! and no…it is NEVER bad to have a plethora of coffee appliances :)

  22. Thank you for your sweet comment on my last post!!

    My new FAVORITE & strannnnge kitchen gadget is this little guy:

    BEST.THING.EVER! for a garlic-holic :)

  23. the science geek in me is loving that coffee thing :) even though i’m not a drinker myself!

  24. Woah, that’s awesome! Ive never seen anything like it and don’t really have any crazy appliances myself.

  25. That would feed my geeky side. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  26. Mmm….I’ll have to add butterscotch chips to my oatmeal!! That sounds super yummy. :)

  27. I’ve never seen anything like that. It’s so cool. I don’t think I have a gadget weird enough to top that!

  28. wow, i have never seen one of those! that thing is AWESOME! i totally want one. i think it wins for craziest appliance ever.

  29. That is seriously a cool coffee pot. Did it make the coffee better because it was such a fun brewing process?! :D

  30. oh my gosh Brandi! I want that!!!!

    Andy and I are totally coffee nuts too!

  31. I love how passionate Nick is about coffee. The new gizmo looks fabulous!

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