French Press Coffee Can Increase Your Cholesterol: Is This True?

By | May 24, 2018

While ding some research on my last post on coffee induced dehydration I found an interesting set of stories on the risks of unfiltered coffee on one’s cholesterol levels. First I came across an article published on NBC news discussing some of the basics of the findings. In short researchers in recent years have determined convincingly that people… Read More »

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How Hot Is The Water In A Coffee Maker?

By | May 24, 2018

Ever wondered how hot the water is in a coffee maker? I first wondered this back when the woman sued McDonald’s for serving coffee that was too hot. This was but a passing thought in an adolescent mind but since then the question became important to me because it matters a great deal in making good coffee. Why… Read More »

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Are Contigo Travel Mugs Dishwasher Safe?

By | May 23, 2018

Kind Of… Let Me Explain I’ve used many a travel mug 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 finding them not… Read More »

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How Much Vinegar Does It Take To Clean A Coffee Maker?

By | July 1, 2018

I’m getting ready to do a series of posts on cleaning a coffee maker and it occurred to me that the average person probably doesn’t know how much vinegar it takes to clean a coffee machine (or coffee pot). Vinegar is widely accepted to be one of the best natural acidic cleaners for hard water stains and mineral… Read More »

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FAQ: Can You Use A French Press To Make Tea?

By | May 24, 2018

This is a common question tossed around by everyone at some point or another. At first glance the simple and obvious answer is sure, of course. It’s the same concept after all. Steep leaves (as opposed to grounds) and then strain them out with the plunger. Upon deeper consideration however you’ll find that steeping tea leaves in a… Read More »

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The Best Travel Mugs For Smoothies

By | December 13, 2018

It’s really nice to have your own dedicated smoothie travel mug. It’s way better drinking out of a cold cup with straw than it is to be slurping your smoothie through a coffee tumblers lip. The thing is though there are tons of insulated mugs for smoothies for sale and it’s hard to know which ones are actually… Read More »

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What Regions Have The Lowest Acidic Coffees

By | May 19, 2018

Brazil, El Salvador, Sumatra, and India coffee beans have some of the lowest natural acidic levels of all regions. This of course is a broad generalization but for the casual coffee drinker who needs or prefers a lower acidic level in their coffee a good place to start is within these regions. Coffee is naturally acidic. This natural… Read More »

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Bialetti Moka Express Cleaning Instructions

By | May 26, 2018

If you’re new to the Bialetti Moka Express moka pot then you no doubt are second guessing the idea of “only’ rinsing the pot in hot water after each use. Coffee oils build up int he moka pot that you can’t help but wonder if you should scrub it down every few days or so. I bought mine… Read More »

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