Cornishware Comeback

First produced in the 1920′s by T.G. Green & Co. in the United Kingdom, Cornishware has adorned millions of homes and become a design classic. This distinctive blue and white banded tabletop pottery is said to derive its name from the blue sky and white-crested waves of Cornwall. Sadly, in the year 2007, economic circumstances forced the [...]

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Fermob Bistro Folding Furniture

This is the original patented design for the French folding bistro chair and table used along French café sidewalks and in public gardens since introduction in the year 1889. These are the same outdoor folding chairs found today in New York City’s Bryant Park and Times Square! Simple but sturdy, Bistro folding furniture is easy to [...]

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New Espresso Machine from Espressione

Espressione introduces the new Café Minuetto Professional espresso machine. It is a full-featured, heavy-duty espresso machine with an elegant design that complements the modern home kitchen. With its 15-bar thermoblock pump, the Café Minuetto produces authentic, thick espresso coffee from either ground coffee or convenient ESE pods. Steaming and frothing milk also is fast and [...]

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Introducing Fissler Solea Cookware

INTRODUCING SOLEA COOKWARE from FISSLER! By March 2010, the new Solea high-performance line of contemporary cookware by Fissler will be available in the United States. Solea a features premium 18/10 stainless steel body combined with the Fissler encapsulated CookStar all-stove base that delivers fast and optimal heat distribution and diffusion. Solea is INDUCTION ready and can be used [...]

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New Tramontina Prima Cookware

We have just added the new Tramontina “Prima” cookware line to the 125West.com online catalog. Prima features premium 18/10 stainless steel body construction with an INDUCTION-ready Tri-Ply aluminum core base for optimal heat transfer. The exterior finish of sides and lid is a polished mirror finish, while the interior surfaces have a fine satin finish. [...]

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Coffee Tasting Vocabulary

COFFEE AROMAS Burnt/Smoky This odor and flavor descriptor is similar to that found in burnt food.  The odor is associated with smoke produced when burning wood.  This descriptor is frequently used to indicate the degree of roast commonly found by tasters in dark-roasted or oven-roasted coffees. Chemical/Medicinal This odor descriptor is reminiscent of chemicals, medicines [...]

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Snow Day February 6th 2010

The snow has just stopped in Annapolis, Maryland, with almost 30″ on the ground. But thanks to the modern data center where we maintain the 125West.com servers, the site stays online even during challenging weather events. We’ll be back in the office on Monday! Until then, stay warm and dry.

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Peugeot Mill FAQs

Why use freshly ground spices? When they’re freshly ground, spices reveal more of their flavor and aromas. Why is there a different mechanism for each spice? PEUGEOT mills are distinguished by their mechanisms. As each spice is different PEUGEOT has designed a specific mechanism to get the most from each one. PEUGEOT mills reveal the [...]

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New York Gift Show

Buyers from 125West.com attended the New York Gift Show the past weekend at the Javits Center and Pier 94. This fair showcases the best specialty lines across the home, lifestyle, and gift spectrum.  Aproximately 31,000 visitors attend the show coming from all 50 US states and 85 foreign countries. Over 2,700 companies exhibit at the [...]

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Chemex Coffee Maker

Created in 1941, the Chemex coffee maker was Peter Schumbohm’s (1896-1962) most successful industrial design. He was inspired by the Bauhaus school, where form follows function, to which he applied his knowledge of physics and chemistry. The Chemex carafe is inspried by a heat-resistant laboratory flask. The upper portion of the flask holds the Chemex [...]

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