How Long Do Green Coffee Beans Stay Fresh

By | June 19, 2018

I’ve met a new friend recently who roasts his own coffee beans. I was fascinated so I decided to head over to his place to watch the action and try his coffee. I was definitely expecting something amazing and he didn’t disappoint. With my two year old son in my arms we watched him slow roast the beans… Read More »

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Whats The Best Nespresso Machine For A Latte

By | June 20, 2018

Which Nespresso Machine Makes The Best Lattes? Nespresso makes some really awesome single serve coffee and espresso drinks. They are on par with Keurig in the single serve coffee department but set themselves ahead by really nailing the espresso drinks as opposed to the coffee drinks. Two of the most popular espresso based drinks are the latte and… Read More »

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Can You Use A Coffee Maker To Boil Water?

By | June 19, 2018

Here is a simple question you may have – does your coffee maker bring water to a boil before dripping over the grind to make coffee? This may be a surprising answer but no, it doesn’t. It gets close but doesn’t go all the way. If you want to know how hot the water gets it usually around… Read More »

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Can You Clean A Coffee Maker With Apple Cider Vinegar?

By | July 1, 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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