Pre Ground Coffee vs Freshly Ground: Why You Should Invest In A Good Grinder

Pre Ground Coffee Vs Fresh Ground

One of the first accessories people buy after they use a coffee maker for a while is a coffee grinder. In many cases however their first grinder is a relatively cheap blade grinder. They don’t cost much but we don’t recommend our readers to buy them because they don’t do a good job at making … Read morePre Ground Coffee vs Freshly Ground: Why You Should Invest In A Good Grinder

The Percolator Vs. The Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

Percolator Vs The Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

A coffee percolator is a type of stove-top brewing device that brews the coffee by continually cycling near boiling point water through the ground coffee beans until the required strength is reached by the brew. These pots were once vastly popular until the creation and later popularization of automatic drip coffee makers in the early … Read moreThe Percolator Vs. The Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

Auto Drip Coffee vs. The Moka Pot: The War Between The Automatic & Personalized Brewing Processes

Auto Drip Coffee vs The Moka Pot

I have gone on and on about the advantages of brewing coffee in an automatic drip machine several times in the past, since I am a fan of everything that allows me to save time while letting me enjoy some freshly brewed coffee at the same time. Though coffee aficionados often mock auto drip machines … Read moreAuto Drip Coffee vs. The Moka Pot: The War Between The Automatic & Personalized Brewing Processes

Moka Pot Vs A Cheap Espresso Machine: Which Is A Better Investment?

cheap espresso maker vs moka pot

You are sitting am home comfortably sipping on your own home brewed cup of espresso. Maybe you have a little milk mixed and maybe you’ve tried to froth your own foam. Nevertheless you are basking in your own self-reliance. At least this is your dream. It’s my dream because I’ve got toddlers at home so … Read moreMoka Pot Vs A Cheap Espresso Machine: Which Is A Better Investment?

Is an Aluminum Moka Pot Safe? Is Stainless Steel Better?

aluminum moka pot safe

You’ve probably been looking to brew coffee at home a bit differently lately, maybe a bit better? Moka pots and french press coffee makers are commonly used to up the quality of coffee brewed in the home. With a moka pot though you probably know you’ll end up with a different kind of coffee, one … Read moreIs an Aluminum Moka Pot Safe? Is Stainless Steel Better?

The French Press vs. The Coffee Percolator: The Debate Rages On

french press vs percolator

Common wisdom tells you that french press coffee is better than coffee from a percolator but what would you think if I told you that wasn’t so clear cut of an opinion? Is it actually possible that percolators can make coffee as good as or better than a french press? I say it’s possible but … Read moreThe French Press vs. The Coffee Percolator: The Debate Rages On

The Best Coffee Carafes for Keeping Coffee Hot for a Long Time

keep coffee hot for a long time

Have you ever gone into a restaurant and ordered a coffee? Then after a short wait the wait staff drops a small carafe of coffee off on your tabletop for you to pour your own coffee from as frequently as you like. Ever happened to you? It’s happened to me for sure and I’ve found … Read moreThe Best Coffee Carafes for Keeping Coffee Hot for a Long Time

Which is Best: Manual Burr or Electric Coffee Grinders?

electric burr coffee grinder vs manual

One super common question we run into all the time has to do with customers trying to decide between an electric burr coffee grinder or a manual burr model. Although this seems simple enough it is actually a bit complex especially when most customers have competing goals. Competing, you  say? Yes, when you are in … Read moreWhich is Best: Manual Burr or Electric Coffee Grinders?

Stovetop Espresso vs. Pump Brewed Espresso: Characteristics & Differences

Stovetop Espresso vs. Pump Brewed Espresso

This would not be the first time were comparisons between espresso coffee and moka pot brewed coffee are drawn.  Part of the appeal and popularity of the moka pot itself was due to how similar the coffee it is capable of brewing is to the classic bar-bought espresso. The pump-driven espresso machine is, nowadays, the … Read moreStovetop Espresso vs. Pump Brewed Espresso: Characteristics & Differences

The Steam-Driven Espresso Maker Vs. The Handpresso

The Steam-Driven Espresso Maker Vs. The Handpresso

As we’ve discussed before, espresso machines can be powered through several mechanisms and there are several types available. There are automatic pump espresso machines, handheld devices like the Handpresso and the Aeropress, stovetop espresso makers, and then there’s the steam models that require a little skill on your part to use. In past articles We’ve … Read moreThe Steam-Driven Espresso Maker Vs. The Handpresso

Handpresso Vs The Aeropress: Which One Is The Better Choice

Handpresso Vs The Aeropress: Which One Is The Better

Again we are faced with two different companies: Aerobie, based in the United States, and Handpresso, based in France. These two modern devices put their own twist to the brewing process and we are here to compare and contrast them, helping you decide which a better fit is for you. Handpresso machines are fairly new … Read moreHandpresso Vs The Aeropress: Which One Is The Better Choice

Rethinking Coffee And The Brewing Process: The Hario V60 vs. The Aeropress

The Hario V60 vs The Aeropress

When it comes to modernizing the coffee brewing process, there are a few companies that have been on the head of the competition. Hario in Japan and Aerobie in the United States have presented us, in the last few years, with two cutting edge devices that have, on their own way, revolutionized the way coffee … Read moreRethinking Coffee And The Brewing Process: The Hario V60 vs. The Aeropress

Which Is Best: The Percolator Or The Chemex?

Which Is Best The Percolator Or The Chemex

When it comes to comparing two home based brewing devices, it is a good idea to do so with a newcomer and a classic one. This is mainly because the classic artifact lets us see, as users, which characteristics are the most important ones, which have stood the taste of time and which haven’t and … Read moreWhich Is Best: The Percolator Or The Chemex?