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Caffeine Buzz: 6 Gadgets for Brewing Amazing Coffee

Late nights are pretty much the norm in college. Whether it's a term paper due tomorrow or an all-night Madden marathon, you are going to need some caffeine. Here are the best ways to get that buzz.

Nomad Portable Espresso Maker
Nomad

Nomad - Most students can barely fit a desk in their dorm rooms, let alone an espresso machine. This tiny, portable espresso maker could be the answer for cappuccino junkies tired of making trips to Starbucks. ($245)

Hario Cold Brewer - It seems like you could make good iced coffee by adding ice to coffee, but no, it does not work that way. Get smoother, less watered down iced coffee by putting coffee grinds in this pitcher and then letting it sit for 12 to 18 hours in the refrigerator. ($20)

Clever Coffee Dripper - This plastic gizmo brews a rich, complex coffee similar to that from a French press, minus the sludge and awkward clean-up. ($22)

KRUPS Silver Art Collection Coffee Maker - This is not the cheapest coffee maker. But if you want to brew up to 10 cups at a time in style, it's hard to beat this stainless steel beauty. ($149)

Hario Grinder - How fine or rough you grind your beans makes a big impact on how your coffee ends up tasting. Warning: This device requires a decent amount of arm strength. ($37)

Aereopress - It looks like some kind of weird test tube, but plenty of people swear by this press for a quick cup of strong, espresso-style coffee. ($26)

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-- Keith Wagstaff