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One of the Country’s Most Exciting Coffees Comes Courtesy of Jason Mraz
One of the Country’s Most Exciting Coffees Comes Courtesy of Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz's family farm is apparently turning out world-class coffee.

This Espresso Machine Is Tiny and Doesn’t Cost a Fortune
This Espresso Machine Is Tiny and Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

Breville is home espresso making royalty, and it may have just realeased its most accessible machine yet.

These Are the Only Coffee Makers You Should Buy, Say the World’s Most Rigorous Testers
These Are the Only Coffee Makers You Should Buy, Say the World’s Most Rigorous Testers

Braun, Ninja and Brim get their first brewers on the most important list in home coffee brewing.

Warby Parker’s Affordable Glasses Now Come in a Range of Sizes
Warby Parker’s Affordable Glasses Now Come in a Range of Sizes

7 much-loved frames in sizes extra narrow to extra wide.

This Is the Most Interesting New Coffee Maker in a Very Long Time
This Is the Most Interesting New Coffee Maker in a Very Long Time

The new FrankOne brewer from Colombia has the potential to be the best (and most affordable) way to make cold brew coffee. Period.

One of the Best Bourbon Makers in America Just Released Its First Rye Whiskey
One of the Best Bourbon Makers in America Just Released Its First Rye Whiskey

Heaven Hill Distillery's Elijah Craig line first venture outside of bourbon will be an affordable, weirdly hard-to-find rye whiskey.

Go Buy This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Before It Sells Out Everywhere
Go Buy This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Before It Sells Out Everywhere

The 16th edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible names a strikingly available bourbon the best of the best.

Motoring

The Coolest Jeep Gladiator Yet Is Made for the Military
The Coolest Jeep Gladiator Yet Is Made for the Military

The best version of the Jeep Gladiator may not be available for civilian use.

Porsche’s Newest Taycan Is the Goldilocks Choice of Electric Cars
Porsche’s Newest Taycan Is the Goldilocks Choice of Electric Cars

Porsche's newest EV balances performance, range and price better than its brethren.

Ford’s Overlanding Ranger Concepts Will Make You Forget the Ranger Raptor
Ford’s Overlanding Ranger Concepts Will Make You Forget the Ranger Raptor

Five ways to outfit your Ford Ranger for overlanding (and one way to slam it).

Would You Pay $64,000 for a New Subaru WRX STI S209?
Would You Pay $64,000 for a New Subaru WRX STI S209?

Only 209 examples of the STI S209 will be built, and each one packs one heck of a price tag.

Who Needs a Travel Trailer When You Can Buy This Cheap, Tiny Camper Van?
Who Needs a Travel Trailer When You Can Buy This Cheap, Tiny Camper Van?

The Bela Trendy motorhome is a tiny camper van that is smaller (and cheaper) than a Ford F-150.

The 8 Best Family Cars for New Dads
The 8 Best Family Cars for New Dads

New parents need cars that are safe, practical, and reasonably priced. Here are some options that are more fun than minivans.

One of the Best New Cars On Sale Is Shockingly Cheap Right Now
One of the Best New Cars On Sale Is Shockingly Cheap Right Now

The Golf Sportwagen is shuffling out of American dealerships soon, so take advantage of the crazy discounts.

Barbour Modified a Vintage Range Rover, and It Could Be Yours
Barbour Modified a Vintage Range Rover, and It Could Be Yours

It does not get more English aristocratic than this.

The Toyota Land Cruiser May Finally Be Getting a New Engine
The Toyota Land Cruiser May Finally Be Getting a New Engine

A new Lexus trademark could mean a big change for the LX and Land Cruiser.

This Gorgeous Land Rover Defender Is Ready For Adventure
This Gorgeous Land Rover Defender Is Ready For Adventure

This Defender is exceptional, but not cheap.

Jeep Owners Can Score a Great Gladiator Discount, But There’s a Catch
Jeep Owners Can Score a Great Gladiator Discount, But There’s a Catch

Current Jeep owners can get a loyalty discount on a new Gladiator, but they need to find it first.

This Sexy Vintage Porsche Will Irritate the Traditionalists
This Sexy Vintage Porsche Will Irritate the Traditionalists

This exceptional Porsche 356 Speedster does not adhere to orthodoxy, and that's perfectly fine.

Outdoors and Fitness

Feast Your Eyes on Nike’s Unreleased Running Shoe Used to Break the Two-Hour Marathon
Feast Your Eyes on Nike’s Unreleased Running Shoe Used to Break the Two-Hour Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge clocked a blistering 1:59:40 in some very special sneakers.

Foul Weather Is No Match for Rapha’s New Gore-Tex Cycling Gear
Foul Weather Is No Match for Rapha’s New Gore-Tex Cycling Gear

Cycling isn't a fair-weather-only pursuit, and Rapha just teamed up with Gore-Tex to create apparel for riding in the worst weather there is.

Could This Be the Best Keto-Friendly Protein Bar Ever?
Could This Be the Best Keto-Friendly Protein Bar Ever?

With 15 grams of protein, minimal sugar and carbs and pretty good taste, all-new Atlas bars make quite a case.

Patagonia Turned One of Its Best Jackets into a Hat
Patagonia Turned One of Its Best Jackets into a Hat

That's right, you can now wear a Nano Puff on your head.

Under Armour’s New Astronaut Suits and Boots Will Have You Dreaming of the Cosmos
Under Armour’s New Astronaut Suits and Boots Will Have You Dreaming of the Cosmos

If you're gonna spend a fortune to board a commercial space flight, you might as well look good doing it.

Style

These Wool-Blend Jeans Will Stand up to Cold Weather
These Wool-Blend Jeans Will Stand up to Cold Weather

Mixing up cotton and wool for a winter-ready pair of selvedge denim jeans.

This Much-Loved Japanese Designer’s Fleece Jackets Cost Just $20
This Much-Loved Japanese Designer’s Fleece Jackets Cost Just $20

A four-piece capsule that tops out at $50.

California Just Banned the Sale of Fur Products
California Just Banned the Sale of Fur Products

Governor Gavin Newsom put pen to paper last Friday, making it illegal to manufacture, sell, and distribute new fur in California.

This $165 Merino Wool T-Shirt Is The First of Its Kind
This $165 Merino Wool T-Shirt Is The First of Its Kind

Using the finest Tasmanian merino wool, Merz B. Schwanen has used their rare loopwheel knitting machines to create an even-rarer t-shirt.

You Can Buy Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Cardigan
You Can Buy Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Cardigan

There are few performances more iconic than Nirvana's MTV 'Unplugged' in 1993. Now you can bid on the cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for the infamous acoustic session.

This Great Leather Jacket Is Practically a Steal
This Great Leather Jacket Is Practically a Steal

Everlane lands a 100-percent lambskin leather bomber jacket for a ticket less than your typical round trip flight between LAX and La Guardia.

Tech

Apple Wishes It Could’ve Made a Wireless Charger Like This
Apple Wishes It Could’ve Made a Wireless Charger Like This

The Base Station Pro can charge up to 3 devices in any orientation.

Everything We Know About Apple’s Next iPhone, Rumored to Come Out in Early 2020
Everything We Know About Apple’s Next iPhone, Rumored to Come Out in Early 2020

Apple is expected to release a second-generation version of the iPhone SE. Here's what we know so far.

These Noise-Canceling Headphones Steal the Best Features from Apple’s AirPods
These Noise-Canceling Headphones Steal the Best Features from Apple’s AirPods

If you're looking for on-ear noise-canceling headphones with the same abilities as AirPods, look no more.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Five New Features You Should Know
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Five New Features You Should Know

The Google Pixel 4 has a new camera system with some impressive DSLR-esque features. It also has a killer app that the iPhone definitely lacks.

Every Photographer Should Download This $5 Weather App
Every Photographer Should Download This $5 Weather App

It's all about knowing the quality of light.

Master & Dynamic Just Announced Two Super-Pretty AirPod Alternatives
Master & Dynamic Just Announced Two Super-Pretty AirPod Alternatives

They also announced sport-focused wireless earbuds.

This Gorgeous Console Brings High Definition to Old Game Boy Games
This Gorgeous Console Brings High Definition to Old Game Boy Games

The Analogue Pocket is a brand-new portable gaming system that can play all your old Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced games.

Watches

If You Need a Premium Leather Watch Strap That Won’t Break the Bank, Look No Further
If You Need a Premium Leather Watch Strap That Won’t Break the Bank, Look No Further

NYC-based Analog/Shift's premium Italian leather watch straps are available in 15 different variations for under $100 each.

Completely Handmade Watches Such as These Are Almost Unheard Of
Completely Handmade Watches Such as These Are Almost Unheard Of

Independent watchmaker Greubel Forsey has undertaken the near-impossible task of making a complicated watch almost entirely by hand.

Seiko Partnered with a Famed Designer on This Futuristic Chronograph Watch
Seiko Partnered with a Famed Designer on This Futuristic Chronograph Watch

Seiko celebrates its legendary collaborations with Italian automotive designer Giugiaro in a special edition chronograph for Macy's.

Huckberry Teamed Up with Timex on This Awesome Field Watch. And It’s Only $118
Huckberry Teamed Up with Timex on This Awesome Field Watch. And It’s Only $118

The new Huckberry X Timex Diver has a brushed 38mm stainless steel case and 100m of water resistance.

IWC’s Latest Timepiece Is a Natural Evolution of the Pilot’s Watch
IWC’s Latest Timepiece Is a Natural Evolution of the Pilot’s Watch

IWC has introduced a new, limited-edition version of its popular Timezoner watch in "sepia brown" to mark a historic trans-Atlantic flight.

One of the Most Important Events in the Watch World Is Changing for the Better
One of the Most Important Events in the Watch World Is Changing for the Better

SIHH 2020 will now be known as Watches & Wonders Geneva, with days open to the public (for a fee) and exhibitions throughout the city.

Watch an Aerobatic Pilot Take to the Skies Over Namibia with This Pilot’s Watch
Watch an Aerobatic Pilot Take to the Skies Over Namibia with This Pilot’s Watch

Turns out that soaring over the African coastline at over 300 km/h with a Hamilton X-Wind pilot's watch makes for pretty good television.

A Watchmaker and High-End Speaker Company Teamed Up on this Chiming Watch
A Watchmaker and High-End Speaker Company Teamed Up on this Chiming Watch

High-end watchmaker Ulysse Nardin and audiophile favorite Devialet have combined their experise to make a remarkabe chiming watch.

This Affordable Dive Watch with a Titanium Case and GMT Function Is 40% Off Today
This Affordable Dive Watch with a Titanium Case and GMT Function Is 40% Off Today

The Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Marine dive watch offers lightweight titanium, a GMT function, Eco-Drive technology, and a strong value.

A Famous WWII-Era Military Watch Inspired This New Timepiece
A Famous WWII-Era Military Watch Inspired This New Timepiece

Inspired by the American "canteen watches" of WII, Mk II's Hellion is an automatic, military-style watch for under $700.

This Mechanical Watch Is Inspired by the Aerospace Industry
This Mechanical Watch Is Inspired by the Aerospace Industry

California-based Weiss's newest watch uses a titanium case and a mechanical movement featuring aerospace-grade aluminum.

Seiko Nailed the Green Dial Trend with this Enamel Presage Watch
Seiko Nailed the Green Dial Trend with this Enamel Presage Watch

Seiko's newest model in its elegant Presage line serves up a calmingly green dial in enamel, powered by auitomatic movement.

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