Why Is Kona Coffee So Expensive?

By | June 28, 2017

My last post regarding Kona coffee and espresso failed to cover on key aspect of Kona coffee that’s very important. First of all I mentioned my first foray into Kona coffee a few months back was actually a Kona coffee blend that I bought on sale at my local Safeway. I menjtioned the fact that this coffee was… Read More »

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Best Espresso Machines That Use Pods

By | July 6, 2017

Looking for a great espresso maker that uses pods? Some of the best espresso machines let you use either pods or ground espresso depending on whatever you want to use at any given time. For the most part super-automatic espresso machines make the use of pods unnecessary as they grind the beans, and dose the grind without human… Read More »

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Fully Automatic Espresso Machines With Burr Grinders

By | June 28, 2017

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 28, 2017

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 To Roast Green Coffee Beans At Home

By | June 28, 2017

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 Health Benefits Of Coffee Consumption

By | July 1, 2017

Is coffee healthy to drink? There’s a lot of data to suggest it is healthy for most people although medical researchers are always testing and learning new things about coffee, caffeine, and related drinks such as teas. Here on Top Off My Coffee I’ve blogged a bit on the health implications of coffee. I’ve answered some related questions… Read More »

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The Best Coffee Maker Features To Look For

By | June 28, 2017

Want to buy a coffee maker? You’re going to have to make some big decisions. What exactly is the reason why some coffee makers are listed for $50 versus $100 or even $200. In some cases the $50 coffee pots look just as fancy as the $200 pots – what’s the difference and how do you tell what’s… Read More »

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THE Insulated Coffee Cups Of Your Dreams!

By | June 28, 2017

Sure you could use a travel mug to keep your drinks colder or hotter a bit longer but when you’re sitting in the comfort of your own home or even at a desk at the office sometimes it just feels better to use a regular old coffee cup. As a middle ground I’ve decided to feature a whole… Read More »

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The Best Way To Store Coffee Beans

By | June 28, 2017

Ever since I started buying my coffee beans whole and grinding them for my morning coffee I’ve been enjoying coffee even more than ever before. You really can taste the difference. So far I’ve been getting my whole beans ground at the store most of the time and then bring the ground coffee home but as I’m researching… Read More »

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