We typically like our iced coffee like we like our regular coffee — ready to drink not long after we start making it. For those of you with more patience, the Bodum Bean Iced Coffee French Press ($45) offers a smoother drink in exchange for a much longer brewing time. Just load your ground coffee into the jug as usual, add cold water, and let it hang out in the fridge overnight. In the morning, press it down, and you've got incredibly smooth iced coffee, no (more) waiting required.
Expand your collection of display-worthy kitchen gadgets with the Eva Solo Ice Tea Maker ($90). Designed by Danish studio Tools, it features a glass carafe, a stainless steel tea filter, a flip-top lid that opens automatically when pouring, a colored silicone neck sleeve for a secure grip when pouring hot or cold liquids, and a one liter capacity. You can spoon tea leaves directly into the carafe for indefinite brewing — the filter will keep them from escaping into your drink — or place them inside the filter to brew for just a couple minutes, then press the plunger and pour.
Brew coffee-house worthy cups of caffeine-laced goodness on your stovetop with the Otto Espresso Machine (AU$800; roughly $850). Designed in Australia, it's based on Giordano Robbiati's classic Atomic, made almost entirely of stainless steel for dependable operation year-in, year-out, can brew two cups at a time at up to three bar of pressure, and includes a built-in steam wand. It doesn't look too shabby, either.
With a nickname like "Moccamaster", it's got to be good. And so the Technivorm Grand Coffee Maker ($370) appears to be, using a copper heating element to keep the water temperature between 195º and 205º for the best possible flavor, an insulated, 64 oz. steel carafe to keep your joe hot after it's done, a 9-hole spray arm for an even soak, and the ability to brew a perfect pot in just 8 minutes.
Inspired by San Francisco's iconic landmark, the Laguiole Golden Gate Bridge Knife ($300) is handcrafted from stainless steel in the Laguiole region of France. The work of a single master cutler, it features a stylized bee made from steel used in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, a handle cutout that recalls the structure's shape, and an included storage tube with bridge blueprint. Perfect for preparing a picnic in Golden Gate Park.