The Best Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Makers

By | June 1, 2018

Stainless Steel moka pots are a great alternative to the traditional aluminum stovetop espresso makers that have been on the market for generations. For those who are health conscious and are concerned about using aluminum when other options are available this is a no-brainer. Are you worried about the negative health ramifications of using aluminum in your kitchen?… Read More »

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What Is The Best Manual Coffee Grinder For Espresso

By | April 15, 2018

It’s been more than three months now since I first posted about my desire to buy a good manual coffee grinder. You would have thought I’d have bought it by now but you would be wrong, I’ve been slacking off. In any event I haven’t bought one yet because I haven’t really decided which one to get. A… Read More »

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My Favorite 20 Ounce Travel Mugs

By | June 1, 2018

Last month I published a series of posts on various small travel coffee mugs. In the sub-12 ounce group of insulated tumblers there isn’t a lot of options available but in the 20+ ounce area there are actually a lot of options. Pickin’s only start slimming out when you get over 24-30 ounces and event then there is… Read More »

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The Best Travel Mug To Keep Coffee Hot

By | April 15, 2018

This post has been updated as of February 17, 2016. If you read the following post you’ll see that I’ve always been a big believer in the Thermos Stainless King for maximum thermal retention but I decided to do a proper scientific test and test the effectiveness of the mug against all the mugs main competitors. You can… Read More »

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Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup Review

By | April 15, 2018

I have officially owned the Bialetti Moka Express 3-Cup stove-top espresso maker for a month since middle of 2013. I bought it in my local Fred Meyer on the 25th of June of that year and in the first month I used it around 30 times. This is obviously not as much as some people but for 30… Read More »

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What Is The Best Manual Coffee Grinder?

By | April 15, 2018

It’s taken me longer that I originally thought it would take to decide which burr coffee grinder to buy. Last month around this time I outlined my thoughts on getting a manual burr grinder vs an electric burr grinder. Since that time it’s become clear to me that I want to spend my money on something that is… Read More »

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How Long Should A Coffee Maker Last?

By | April 16, 2018

When I got out of the dorm room in college I finally found myself with a kitchen. It was a first for me and with the kitchen came the sink and counter space and the need for a coffee pot. This was somewhere around 2001 or so and the internet was still pretty new. I found an offer… Read More »

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