24 Ounce Travel Mugs: Our Top Picks

By | December 13, 2018

There are a lot of good 24 ounce travel mugs for sale these days and you can really pick and choose whats important to you. If you really don’t care about quality there are some really in expensive 24 oz insulated mugs but for those with deeper pockets there are a few really awesome tumblers and mugs that… Read More »

Brian Mounts

The Best French Press Travel Mugs & Coffee Cups

By | December 13, 2018

Imagine bringing french press coffee with you on the road. Maybe you’ll be using it in a hotel room as you head out the door. No matter how you plan on using one there is no doubt that having a portable french press tumbler is quite handy. The french press is one of the best ways to make… Read More »

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

By | July 2, 2018

I’ve had a Cuisinart coffee maker for since Christmas of 2010. It’s been a workhorse for me in that time. For years I used it daily but I rarely made small pots of coffee with it, until I started this blog way back in 2013. On occasion I did make small batches of coffee but never less than… Read More »

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The Many Uses for Coffee Grounds in the Garden

By | May 25, 2018

I’m slowly becoming a bit of a gardener these days. Prior to my life here in Klamath Falls I lived in the big city on a condo with no yard. These days we own a home on a good chunk of land with plenty of room to raise chickens, garden, and generally spend tons of time outdoors without… Read More »

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Does Coffee Make You Dehydrated?

By | May 25, 2018

I drink a lot of coffee and have done so for years. These days I drink less coffee in terms of volume than ever before but the coffee I do drink is a bit more potent. For a while my wife has been telling me that I need to drink other “non-coffee” drinks to stay hydrated but without… Read More »

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Does A French Press Make The Best Coffee?

By | May 24, 2018

I sure think it makes the best coffee but it doesn’t offer a lot of versatility in the specialty drink dept. Depending on your level of sophistication you can make a really great coffee that is either strong or weak or anything in between with a french press. You can easily play with brewing times to optimize your… Read More »

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The Best Coffee Grinders Under $50

By | May 24, 2018

The very first coffee grinder I ever owned was a super cheap electric blade grinder that cost me somewhere around $15 or so. I bought the thing somewhere around 2002 when I moved into my first apartment. I knew nothing about grinders at the time but I was buying whole bean coffee every now and then and this… Read More »

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Q&A – Can You Make Espresso With A French Press?

By | May 24, 2018

Since I started working on this website not too long ago I’ve come across question after question relating to espresso and fine coffee making. One such question has I’ve seen in many variations and it has to do with the preparation of espresso at home – you know, without going out to a store or buying a thousand… Read More »

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