How Long Does A Coffee Maker Take To Brew Coffee?

By | November 13, 2019

Wondering if your coffee pot is taking longer than it should to brew a pot of coffee? Chances are good that your coffee maker is brewing just fine. It should take anywhere from 6 to 12 minutes to brew a full pot of coffee depending on the size of the pot. If you are using a single-serve coffee… Read More »

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Hario Skerton Original vs Plus vs Pro: What’s the Difference?

By | November 14, 2019

If you want to scale up and complete your home brewing skills, you will need to add a coffee burr grinder in your arsenal of coffee brewing equipment. Having a burr grinder will help you make freshly brewed coffee anytime. However, many people still think that a burr grinder is out-of-budget. It may be true for some brands… Read More »

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Best Espresso Machines That Use Pods

By | November 13, 2019

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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Can You Use A Coffee Maker To Boil Water?

By | November 12, 2019

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 if you are using a regular drip coffee maker. It gets close but doesn’t go all the way. If you want to… Read More »

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Keurig K-Duo VS K-Duo Plus VS K-Duo Essentials

By | November 9, 2019

In 2019 Keurig introduced a number of new styles to their line of coffee brewers. The new Mini and Mini Plus came out as well as the new K-Cafe machines which directly compete with Nespresso if you ask me. The K-Duo machines however are the most appealing to me because I always teeter back and forth brewing single… Read More »

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K-Cup Coffee Makers with a Strong or Bold Button Setting

By | November 8, 2019

So many K-cup coffee makers focus so much on the speed at which they can make a cup of coffee that many of them actually sacrifice the quality of the coffee to achieve extreme speed. When you press the brew button on a k-cup coffee maker the machine has to first heat the water to a good brewing… Read More »

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Whats The Best Nespresso Machine For A Latte?

By | November 13, 2019

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. Three of the most popular espresso based drinks are the latte, the… Read More »

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What Does The 1-4 Button Do On A Coffee Maker?

By | November 12, 2019

I’ve had a Cuisinart side-by-side coffee maker for since Christmas of 2010. It’s been a workhorse for me over the years too. For handful of years I used it daily for 6-8 cup carafes but I rarely made small pots of coffee with it, until I started working on this blog way back in 2013. On occasion though… Read More »

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Are Contigo Travel Mugs Dishwasher Safe?

By | November 14, 2019

Kind Of… Let Me Explain I’ve used many travel mugs in my day and there’s always one thing I wish I could do with my mugs – I want to be able to throw them in the dishwasher without damaging them. I have plenty of experience in putting cheap mugs in the dishwasher and then not too long… Read More »

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