TONX coffee, video shopping, and Pesco's wife

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Joyus is an online retail start-up where the stories of the products (from a mix of smaller indie makers and larger brands) are told through videos. My wife Kelly Sparks is fashion director there. They focus on four categories -- fashion, beauty, home, and food. Last year on Boing Boing, Xeni posted about TONX artisanal coffee delivery service. Now over at Joyus, Emily Olson talks with TONX's Nick Griffith about brewing a great cup of coffee using an AeroPress: "Brew Your Best Cup of Coffee at Home"

And if you're into women's fashion, please check out Kelly's videos at the Joyus Fashion Channel!


  1. Interesting site, i like the concept. Sadly their Fashion section is directly just for women so i’ll have to pass.

  2. Sadly, that was a useless video; they didn’t talk about how fine to grind, and they didn’t give any technique to using the Aeropress except to show it being used upside down from the way that Aeropress describes. 

    1. This video is almost exactly how I make my morning coffee (including the inverted AeroPress), so I’ll give you my personal opinion. I grind as fine as my grinder will go, then add it to my inverted AP, along with water that’s about 30 seconds off the boil. I stir it and let it sit for about a minute, then invert and press.

      I have recently been experimenting with adding a bulletproof coffee component to my morning cup by including 25g of unsalted butter and 2 tablespoons of MCT oil instead of milk or cream and blending it all in a Magic Bullet blender. Mark Frauenfelder approved!

      1. Thank you for that link; without it, I would not have known that non-expensive coffee is full of unspecified toxins that will dull my mental edge and prevent me from being the best type a+ super executive high achiever something etc.

      2. The video didn’t show adding water into the coffee, but I thought the aeropress made an expresso brew that had to be watered down to make “Americano.” 

  3. They sell “organic” products with ingredients like sodium coco-glucoside tartrate, sodium hydroxypropylsulfonate laurylglucoside crosspolymer, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed amaranth protein, sodium cocoamphoacetate, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, lauryl glucoside, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium hydroxypropylsulfonate decylglucoside crosspolymer, sodium cocoyl glutamate and sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate.

    1. Given that he mentions his children fairly frequently, I’m pretty sure that it’s just you.

      1.  Given that it is written by David, he could have wrote “my wife” there as well, unless he only talks in third person in headlines.

        1. Good point! I’m not sure if peterskater is surprised to learn that David is straight or that he talks in the third person!

    2.  I can see where you’re coming from, but appearances and mannerisms that might cause you to form an opinion about a person’s sexuality can often be misleading.

  4. “Best cup of coffee” lost me when I saw the grinder they’re selling. Sorry, but that Cuisinart is an extremely loud mess of a grinder. Grinds unevenly and the plastic burrs wear out quickly. Spend an extra thirty bucks for a Capresso…

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