The Five Most Famous Places To Get Coffee In Seattle

By | March 8, 2019

Not too long ago I hit up Seattle for the first time – May actually. I was in coffee heaven. In the United States it would actually be hard for you to find a city with a more widespread coffee culture than Seattle, the birthplace of Starbucks and many other classic shops like Seattle Coffee Works, Seattle Coffee… Read More »

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The Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines Under $1500

By | December 14, 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 Drip Coffee Makers (2019) – The Definitive Guide

By | May 2, 2019

Post Originally Published Sept 2013 – Most Recent Update May 2019 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… Read More »

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What’s The Best Coffee Grinder You Can Buy

By | December 6, 2018

The coffee grinder is the workhorse of any home brewing station and coffee house. You can have the best coffee in the world but if you have a bad grinder then your cup of coffee will be severely lacking. If you want to make the best coffee possible then you need to spend a bit on a good… Read More »

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Best Selling Travel Coffee Mugs: A Video Comparison

By | March 9, 2019

I wanted to do a small follow-up post here to my post from earlier in the year (way back in the summer of 2013): The Best Travel Mug To Keep Coffee Hot. In this post I’m introducing a video comparison I put together on some of the best selling travel coffee mugs. Originally in that earlier post I… Read More »

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How Much Coffee Goes Into A French Press

By | March 9, 2019

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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Cheap Burr Coffee Grinders That Are Actually Worth Buying

By | December 12, 2018

As you surely know not all coffee grinders are worth their weight and not all of them deserve to grind your coffee. The best coffee grinders use burrs to actually grind your coffee beans into usable grounds. The cheap blade grinders simply shred beans apart leaving many irregularly shaped bits including larger grind as well as powder. Even… Read More »

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