Ultraminimalist Electricity

by Justin Thomas •

By using ultraminimalist electrical configurations, you can lighten your housing arrangements and make them more portable too. Ultraminimalist lighting is straightforward. The most efficient way of lighting a house is to use lamps with compact fluorescent bulbs inside. For example, a 27W compact fluorescent is equivalent to a 100W incandescent bulb. Use LED lights for task lighting and spot lighting. …


Presso: A Non-Electric Espresso Maker

by Justin Thomas •

The Presso is a manually operated espresso machine — no electricity is required. You make an espresso by adding hot water and ground coffee at the top. When you press down on the levers, the pressure pushes the water through the coffee, and it is deposited in your cup. You can make either a double espresso or two single espressos …


MetaEfficient: Hand-Crank Coffee Grinders

by Justin Thomas •

Grinding coffee by hand has a few advantages: it’s quiet, it yields a more uniform grind, and you can take them camping. You can find hand-cranked grinders at Amazon.