The Best Coffee To Use In An Espresso Machine

By | April 16, 2018

I’ve found that the simple questions asked by beginners are usually very common. Most beginners have the same questions. For instance, at the store you will see all the big brand ground coffee containers and near the top shelf in inevitably a group of coffees labeled Espresso. In most cases these are perfectly fine to be used in… Read More »

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Large French Press Coffee Makers

By | April 16, 2018

Back in my not-so-distant past I was known for drinking lots and lots of coffee at a time. I used the largest travel mugs to tote around my coffee and I would refill it once or twice every day. This kept me mostly amped from dawn until dusk. These days I drink higher quality coffee with less volume.… Read More »

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How Much Coffee Goes Into A French Press

By | April 15, 2018

To continue with my series on making french press coffee we need to address an all too common (and basic) question – how much coffee grind should go into a french press coffee maker? For a novice coffee snob the answer to this can be surprisingly complex. A simple gander at common threads around the web reveals just… Read More »

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The Best Drip Coffee Makers (2017) – The Definitive Guide

By | April 15, 2018

Post Published Sept 2013 – Most Recent Update Feb 2017 Looking for the best drip coffee makers for your home? You’ve come to the right place. On Top Off My Coffee I pride myself in identifying the best stuff for the money and I’ve gone through painstaking detail to categorize this extremely wide product line to be helpful… Read More »

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The Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines Under $1500

By | April 16, 2018

If you are looking for one of the best super automatic espresso machines under $1500 to put in your kitchen then stay away from commercial machines – yes, they are awesome but they are designed to produce hundreds of shots of espresso every day. For the every day home user you don’t need anything designed to do that… Read More »

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The Best Super-Automatic Espresso Makers For The Home

By | April 16, 2018

It’s no secret that I think the best espresso maker for the average family is a simple stovetop espresso maker (have you seen the Moka Express?!?). But even still I recognize that the coffee produced on the stovetop is not exactly the same thing as true espresso so for purists I wanted to start a series here on… Read More »

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Does Drinking Coffee Upset Your Stomach?

By | April 15, 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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