Ryan Mack

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The 4 Best Portable Coffee Makers I’ve Tried (and I Own a Lot of Coffee Makers)

I wouldn’t say I’m a coffee snob, but if I’m going to take the time to make my own cup of coffee, I want it to be as good as possible. My pursuit of …

Coffee

The Soma Brew Bottle Takes Upright Brewing On The Go

All photos courtesy of Soma.<p>Winner of this year’s SCA Best New Product award in the category of “consumer coffee or tea preparation and serving …

Coffee

Folding camping hammock travels light and sets up without the trees

Minneapolis-based startup Republic of Durable Goods is presenting a more versatile way to hammock with the Mock One hammock, which takes cues from …

Backpacking

Prefab camper van kits cost $13,500

Bonus: They can be installed in two weeks<p>Talk to any aspiring van owner and there are usually two barriers to making the #VanLife dream come true: time and money. There are ways to build a van on the cheap—this couple tricked out a Sprinter for just $18,000—but a DIY build can require upwards of …

Campervans

This Is the Best Island in Europe to Visit in 2018

There’s isn’t enough time in a life to see all the thousands of gorgeous islands across Europe. But those looking for the best of the best should …

Just Announced: The Los Angeles Coffee Festival In November

Allegra Events are coming to Los Angeles. Just announced today, the group behind coffee festivals in London, Amsterdam, New York, and Milan as well …

The Dripkit Wants You To Say 'Goodbye' To Your Old French Press

No one would say it’s hard to find a cup of coffee in New York City. Not even Kara Cohen, 30, or Ilana Kruger, 29, and they built a company around making good coffee accessible.<p>“It wasn’t that you couldn’t get a good cup of coffee in New York <i>ever</i> – but Kara couldn’t get one at 10 p.m., and I …

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

The world of overlanding needs more lightweight adventure trailer options. And the offerings from new guys on the block TetonX are looking pretty …

The Dyrt launches mobile app to help you find the best places to go camping

If you’re looking for great places to go camping this summer, your search just got a little easier. The Dyrt, which already features excellent search …

Kickstarter just rolled out a new feature that makes crowdfunding less sketchy

If you browse through Kickstarter today, you might notice something different. On certain projects, you’ll see a little black badge in the lower …

Handsome, Hipster Coffee Brewing

Now, this is one handsome coffee grinder that even brewheads with the most refined of coffee pallets will appreciate! It’s the latest from JIA Inc …

Nanopresso makes espresso coffee anywhere you go

Make espresso anywhere with the tiny Nanopresso manual coffee maker.<p>Just because you're miles away from civilization doesn't mean you can't enjoy an espresso. The $65 Nanopresso portable espresso maker pulls shots without electricity or even a motor. You supply finely ground coffee, hot water, a …

Summer Flights to Europe Are the Cheapest in Years. Here Are the Best Deals.

By now it’s no huge secret that airfares to Europe have gotten a lot cheaper in the past few years. The economics are simple: Low-cost airlines …

Flying

Master of the brew-niverse!

Designed to look as high-end as an expensive telephoto camera lens, the Hiku isn’t for photography, but it’s rather photogenic. This …

Paging Lazy Coffee Snobs: “Instant” Pour-Over Is Here

Say goodbye to Keurig.<p>It’s surprisingly difficult to make a good cup of coffee. Either you do it at home, with a grinder and fancy press or pour-over equipment, or you splurge on the good stuff at a coffee shop.<p>A new startup hopes to take the challenge out of making a coffee-shop level cup of joe. …

Cauldryn has made the swiss army knife of heated travel mugs

If you thought that the cutting edge of vacuum-insulated coffee mugs was to buy one in a color other than black then, boy, have we got news for you. Cauldryn Coffee is showing off its modular coffee cup that promises to revolutionize the way we carry around beverages. At its heart, is the coffee …

Swiss Army Knives

Springboard raises $9.5M to offer an online alternative to the master’s degree

Springboard is a platform that helps people advance their tech skills, and ultimately career. Today it took a step further to realizing its own potential after it landed a $9.5 million Series A round to develop specialisms.<p>I wrote about the U.S.-based service nearly two years ago when it was just …

Registration For Third Wave Wichteln Is Now Open

Third Wave Wichteln is back for a fifth year! The Sprudgie award-winning international specialty coffee swap née gift exchange that saw over 2,000 …

Coffee

Zyper thinks ‘micro influencers’ are the future of online advertising

Advocacy marketing — the idea of getting existing customers to talk about your company and its products — is nothing new, but as marketing spend has shifted online, a number of startups have tried to figure out ways of making it more scalable. One such company is Zyper, founded by Amber Atherton, …

Want to Launch a Company? 5 All-in-One Business Tools You'll Need

Entrepreneurs with an eye on growth would do well to avail themselves of the benefits all-in-one business tools provide. When there's a lot to do and not much time to do it, consolidated tools are just the tool for the job.<p>With each new day comes a new software declaring it can do one thing better …

Department Of Brewology’s Sequence No. 3 Box Set Is Now Available

Just in time for the holiday season, the Department of Brewology has returned with third coffee box set series. Sequence No. 3 is a six-month …

Coffee

Coffee Gear Guide for Cyclists

Coffee is so much more than just a drink. It’s a chance to take time by yourself, or an opportunity to spend time with friends. It’s also one of the few performance-enhancing substances that you can buy on just about any street corner. There are as many ways of making and drinking coffee as there …

Salesforce offers CRM for very small businesses with Salesforce Essentials

Priced at $25 per user per month, Salesforce Essentials contains core CRM components like Einstein Artificial AI to help customers work smarter, and …

Small Business

How to trick yourself into saving more money

It's too easy to cut expenses in one area only to spend more somewhere else. Sticking cash into savings won't help if it comes right back out again.<p>What you need are some ways to trick yourself into savings that actually last.

Personal Finance

Bringing influencer marketing to small businesses, Unity Influence raises $1 million

Influencer marketing is the “in” thing right now that all the hip brands are using to stay relevant with their even hipper young audiences.<p>While it used to be the province of big brands cutting big deals with big influencers, there’s a second or third tier to the influencer market — one that’s more …

WhatsApp Business: Here is everything you need about the upcoming app aimed at boosting e-commerce- Technology News, Firstpost

WhatsApp for Business has leaked out in all its glory giving us a glimpse at how it will function. The leak also explains the differences between …

Apps

You Want Serious Coffee at Home? You’re Overlooking One Crucial Ingredient

So, you’ve gone and bought yourself a neat little pour-over kit, a fancy hand grinder and an $80-a-kilo bag of single-origin/estate beans. Your local …

The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

This easy business planning app is like TurboTax for entrepreneurs

Your next-big-thing business idea may sound good in your head. It may even sound good on paper. But if it doesn’t sound (and look) good in a …

Travel: Top 10 coolest neighborhoods around the globe

There’s no question about the fabulousness of downtown Paris or London. But Airbnb, Uber and the sharing economy have made it easy for travelers to …

Travel