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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Mug Review: The Trudeau Umbria Desk Mug

By | April 16, 2018

I purchased Trudeau’s Umbria insulated desk mug roughly a month and a half ago. I had been eying it for a long time while surfing Amazon lazily and then I noticed my local Fred Meyer was carrying the mug in it’s insulated mug section. Every time I walked by it I was tempted. Why? Because I don’t like… Read More »

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