Cool New Gear Drops in November 2022, Including Blue Bottle Instant Coffee and the Gravity Massager
Blue Bottle helped lead the third-wave coffee charge, and in the not-yet-defined fourth wave of coffee, it looks like we’re getting into instant coffee—but not like the Folgers and Maxwell House varieties of yore. Its new instant espresso is the same delicious espresso the brand is known for, except turned into instant dissolvable crystals. Each jar has enough crystals to make up 12 servings, and can be served iced or hot as easily as it takes to boil water.
Blue Bottle instant espresso
The cooling specialists at Yeti have unveiled their lightest water bottle ever. The Yonder is a BPA-free, non-insulated bottle made for taking on the trail when a light load is the goal. It’s fully leakproof but unlike the Yeti Rambler line, it won’t keep your beverages cold for 24 hours. It’s also not meant for hot liquids in this case. Just clip this onto your bag and forget it’s there until you need to take a sip.
Yeti Yonder water bottle
The GQ Fitness Award-winning Hydrow Wave is our pick for the best at-home rowing machine for most people. We have little hesitations on recommending the Hydrow Wave, which we love for its slim design and excellent 16-inch HD screen. Though if you’ve ever wished the Wave came in a color other than black, then rowing gods have answered your prayers. The Wave now comes in four splashy colors—from forest green to a bright blue—for an additional 300 bones. Worth it? Depends on if you want your workout equipment to blend in or act as a conversation piece. Your move.
Hydrow Wave (color versions)
Instant coffee is seeing a huge resurgence (see the above note on Blue Bottle’s instant espresso) and Cometeer is one of the best brands to know in this category. Its tiny K-cup-style pods are filled with frozen concentrated coffee, which you dilute with water for an excellent cuppa minus any actual work. The brand partnered with David Chang on a holiday collection, which includes a trio of Cometeer’s coffees—from some of the country’s best coffee roasters—as well as a mug from East Fork in a glaze that hasn’t been released for a hot minute.
Cometeer holiday collection
If you’re jonesing for new dinnerware sets, we know of a few good ones. One brand in particular is Jono Pandolfi, which outfits some of the world’s best restaurants with its plates and bowls. It’s now partnered with celebrity chef Christina Tosi, who reworked the existing oval platter into a cookie tray—it’s very much in line with Tosi’s baking background considering she’s the founder of Milk Bar. The tray comes in a custom pink ombre glaze that’s almost as tasty looking as the cookies on there.
The Christina Tosi x Jono Pandolfi Cookie Tray
Meridian makes a damn good ball trimmer. Its new Trimmer Plus is part of Meridian’s new unisex rebranding, and offers five adjustable settings to be used practically everywhere. Use it wet or dry, and for dark areas, turn on the LED spotlight to light the way. Each charge gives the Trimmer Plus 90 minutes of shave time, and a built-in travel lock makes this an easy on-the-go companion, too.
Meridian trimmer plus
Take out your Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 (one of our favorite fire pits) and get ready to make some pizza. Solo Stove’s new Pi Fire turns the brand’s fire pits into pizza ovens, so that you don’t necessarily need to buy the brand’s dedicated pizza oven, the Pi. The Pi Fire, available in various sizes to fit all of the brand’s fire pits, sits on top of the fire, so that the heat on your pizza stone reaches up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit—way hotter than a conventional oven can get.
Solo Stove Ranger Pi Fire
General Admission’s forte is its vibey California apparel, but it also produces some groovy home decor like this tiny mushroom lamp. It’s made of onyx, plus assembled and carved in Mexico so that each has its own slightly distinct features.
General Admission mini mushroom lamp
La Marzocco just unveiled its smallest and cheapest espresso maker ever. Taking things a step further than the Linea Mini, the Micra is designed for at-home use (unlike the brand’s other commercial-grade espresso makers). The dual-boiler espresso maker—which makes it easy to steam milk and pull shots simultaneously—packs a big punch in a tiny machine, with precise temperature control and quite possibly some of the best at-home espresso shots ever.
La Marzocco Linea Micra
Noma, which ranked as the number one restaurant in the world last year (no big), now has a web store where you can buy pantry items to make your cooking feel closer to the fermented stuff you’d find at the Copenhagen-based restaurant. Its smoked mushroom garum is sort of like a soy sauce except that it’s made from mushrooms and combines a deeper savory flavor with a dash of smoke. And if you need inspiration for how to use it, Noma even has some recipes for you to try out.
Noma Projects smoked mushroom garum