Can You Clean A Coffee Maker With Apple Cider Vinegar?

By | June 5, 2018

Unless you have a well stocked pantry at all times you may find yourself all out of distilled white vinegar when it comes time to clean the coffee maker. I know that many people go seemingly forever between coffee maker cleanings and when the bug strikes to get this task off your to-do list you want to take… Read More »

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How To Get “Coffee Smell” Out Of A Travel Mug

By | June 5, 2018

Every tea drinker knows that you can’t (or shouldn’t) use a travel mug for both coffee and tea. The coffee smell (and taste) can linger for a long time and this is problematic for those who like to drink tea all the time. In most cases true tea aficionados use a dedicated mug for their tea so that… Read More »

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How To Roast Green Coffee Beans At Home

By | June 1, 2018

Very recently I finally bought my first burr coffee grinder and now that I have one I’m getting tempted to roast my own coffee beans at home. You can usually buy green beans a lot cheaper than pre-roasted beans and you can control just about every input along the way… you know, outside of the growth and sourcing… Read More »

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The Different Coffee Brewing Methods Compared with Pros & Cons

By | June 5, 2018

In the coffee world everybody has their own preferred coffee brewing method. Some may even prefer two methods depending on the specific circumstances of their day. I for one love making both stovetop espresso and french press coffee. These are my favorites by far. I’m fine with drip coffee and I’ve had good coffee from a percolator too… Read More »

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The Best Coffee To Use In An Espresso Machine

By | June 1, 2018

I’ve found that the simple questions asked by beginners are usually very common. Most beginners have the same questions:What coffee is best for espresso? Is espresso roast the same as espresso? Can I use espresso coffee beans in my coffee maker? Etc. For instance, at the store you will see all the big brand ground coffee containers and… Read More »

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My Top 8 High Quality 12 Ounce Travel Mugs

By | May 31, 2018

If you are looking to pick up a really nice travel mug for yourself or someone else then make sure to spend an extra couple bucks to get one that will perform better over the years. Look into anybody’s cabinet and you’re sure to find at least one or two cheap travel mugs that don’t ever get used.… Read More »

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The Top 8 Large Travel Mugs: Take More Coffee On Your Commute

By | June 1, 2018

Whether you need a large insulated tumbler or an oversized coffee mug we understand that for some people a standard 14-16oz option just isn’t going to cut it. Luckily there are lots of different thermal coffee mugs out there to choose from in the 20oz and larger category. And if you’re looking for extra large insulated coffee mugs… Read More »

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Manual Burr Grinder vs Electric: Which Is Best?

By | May 31, 2018

I’ve made it no secret that I’m not a “pro” coffee guy. I’ve had a long time love affair with coffee but I’ve never truly geeeked out on it until recently. For a number of years I’ve had a very cheap electric blade grinder similar to this one but not exactly that I’ve used on my coffee beans… Read More »

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Can You Clean A Coffee Maker With Baking Soda?

By | June 2, 2018

Every now and then you should be cleaning your coffee maker from the inside out. Cleaning your coffee maker with baking soda sounds like a good idea too because it cleans stains and smells so well but is it the right thing to use on the inner workings of your coffee maker? For one cleaning your coffee maker… Read More »

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Beautiful Glass Travel Mugs With Lids For Coffee Or Tea

By | May 26, 2018

If you don’t want plastic and would rather not use stainless steel a glass-bodied travel mug is an excellent option. They are generally attractive and a bit unorthodox and they can perform very well as a travel mug for both coffee, tea, or cold drinks. Glass can easily be made with a double walled design making glass travel… Read More »

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