Is Sumatran Coffee Acidic?

By | July 1, 2018

If you are searching for naturally high acidic coffees you will probably look to Sumatran blends and single origin coffees as they are commonly found in stores and coffee roasteries all over the place. In fine coffee tasting circles – the cuppers world – acidity is one of the more commonly agreed on “good things” and about fine… Read More »

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Do Travel Mugs Fit Under Keurig Coffee Makers?

By | June 30, 2018

Don’t you hate having to remove the drip tray to get your travel mug under your Keurig machine? A while back, a long while back, I realized this was a problem when I got my first Keurig and my favorite mug, my Thermos Stainless King, was to tall to fit under it. Fast forward to today and now… Read More »

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Fully Automatic Espresso Machines With Burr Grinders

By | June 30, 2018

A top of the line fully automatic espresso machine with a built in burr grinder is going to easily produce the best espresso possible in your kitchen with the least amount of physical effort. This is obvious but which units are going to give you the best value? Which super-automatic home espresso makers are going to be best… Read More »

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Single Origin Coffee Vs Blends: What’s The Difference

By | June 30, 2018

Let’s be real. Normal, regular coffee drinkers don’t pay a lot of mind to this characteristic. But you are no normal, regular coffee drinker and you do care where your beans came from. The thing is, though both sides have their detractors and their advocates, both coffee types have their blessings and their curses. The real coffee aficionado… Read More »

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How Hot Should The Water Be In A French Press

By | June 30, 2018

I’m starting a series here on Top Off My Coffee where I discuss all the various aspects of making good french press coffee. I’ll be handling a lot of the common questions and discussing a number of the points of discussion coffee snobs typically have and then in the near future I’ll be publishing a larger overview of… Read More »

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How To Make Espresso At Home Without A Fancy Machine

By | June 30, 2018

I’ve always been a big fan of coffee over espresso because of difference in the volume of liquid between the two. A double-shot of espresso for instance is only 3.5-4oz compared to my standard 6-cup brew of coffee I tend to make every morning. What I’ve found to be a great middle ground between the two is the… Read More »

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How Often Should You Clean Your Coffee Maker?

By | July 1, 2018

Yesterday I posted an article titled: How Much Vinegar Does It Take To Clean A Coffee Maker. The short answer depends on how hard your water is and how often you brew coffee. Today I wanted to expand on the frequency side of the equation. How often should you clean a coffee pot with vinegar? The short answer… Read More »

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Does Drinking Coffee Upset Your Stomach?

By | June 30, 2018

Does drinking coffee upset your stomach? Do you get pains, nausea, or do you just feel bloated and a little sick? Even though most people don’t experience these problems it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. It’s common for people to have problems with coffee and experience stomach upset symptoms after drinking coffee. There’s plenty of medical… Read More »

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