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… Continue reading Pre Ground Coffee vs Freshly Ground: Why You Should Invest In A Good Grinder
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… Continue reading The Percolator Vs. The Automatic Drip Coffee Maker
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… Continue reading Auto Drip Coffee vs. The Moka Pot: The War Between The Automatic & Personalized Brewing Processes
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… Continue reading Moka Pot Vs A Cheap Espresso Machine: Which Is A Better Investment?
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… Continue reading Is an Aluminum Moka Pot Safe? Is Stainless Steel Better?
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… Continue reading The French Press vs. The Coffee Percolator: The Debate Rages On
What do you day every day no matter what? It doesn’t matter if you are heading to work early or late or even if you are in vacation. It doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday or a weekend either. The one thing I do every day — even on the days I am sick and… Continue reading Get a Coffee Maker with Water Line Hookup to Simplify Your Life
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… Continue reading The Best Coffee Carafes for Keeping Coffee Hot for a Long Time
The first alternative coffee maker I ever used was a French Press. It was simple to understand and to use and for the most part if gave me a really good cup of coffee that was entirely different from the kind of coffee I made out of the drip machine I had used so many… Continue reading What is the Best Manual French Press Coffee Grinder?
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… Continue reading Which is Best: Manual Burr or Electric Coffee Grinders?
I’ve been drinking coffee every day since I was 18 years old – pulling graveyard shifts while paying my way through college. Way back then I learned to love the taste of black coffee and when we made it strong we called it sludge. The coffee grind was scooped from a five pound bag of… Continue reading The Best Coffee Grinders for Less Than $50
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… Continue reading Stovetop Espresso vs. Pump Brewed Espresso: Characteristics & Differences
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… Continue reading The Steam-Driven Espresso Maker Vs. The Handpresso
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… Continue reading Handpresso Vs The Aeropress: Which One Is The Better Choice
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… Continue reading Rethinking Coffee And The Brewing Process: The Hario V60 vs. The Aeropress
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… Continue reading Which Is Best: The Percolator Or The Chemex?