The Best Way To Store Coffee Beans

By | December 12, 2018

Ever since I started buying my coffee beans whole and grinding them for my morning coffee I’ve been enjoying coffee even more than ever before. You really can taste the difference. So far I’ve been getting my whole beans ground at the store most of the time and then bring the ground coffee home but as I’m researching… Read More »

Brian Mounts

The Best Super-Automatic Espresso Makers For The Home

By | December 13, 2018

It’s no secret that I think the best espresso maker for the average family is a simple stovetop espresso maker (have you seen the Moka Express?!?). But even still I recognize that the coffee produced on the stovetop is not exactly the same thing as true espresso so for purists I wanted to start a series here on… Read More »

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The Best 32-34 Ounce Travel Mugs For Sale

By | December 13, 2018

Looking for a large 32 oz or 34 oz travel mug? Want something that’s going to keep your drinks hot (or cold) a lot longer than a paper cup? There’s a bunch of options available but many are overpriced and they under-deliver. When you can buy cheap stuff from any old gas station you have to either not… Read More »

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Is Kona Coffee Good For Espresso?

By | December 12, 2018

Not long ago I was buying a small bag of beans over at my local supermarket. These days I buy a lot of my beans from Quackenbush, my local roaster, but I still do buy beans at Safeway from time to time if I’m running low or if I want to try something different that doesn’t cost much.… Read More »

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The Best Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Makers

By | December 13, 2018

Stainless Steel moka pots are a great alternative to the traditional aluminum stovetop espresso makers that have been on the market for generations. For those who are health conscious and are concerned about using aluminum when other options are available this is a no-brainer. Are you worried about the negative health ramifications of using aluminum in your kitchen?… Read More »

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My Favorite 20 Ounce Travel Mugs

By | December 13, 2018

Last month I published a series of posts on various small travel coffee mugs. In the sub-12 ounce group of insulated tumblers there isn’t a lot of options available but in the 20+ ounce area there are actually a lot of options. Pickin’s only start slimming out when you get over 24-30 ounces and event then there is… Read More »

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Is Sumatran Coffee Acidic?

By | December 12, 2018

If you are searching for naturally high acidic coffees you will probably look to Sumatran blends and single origin coffees as they are commonly found in stores and coffee roasteries all over the place. In fine coffee tasting circles – the cuppers world – acidity is one of the more commonly agreed on “good things” and about fine… Read More »

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Do Travel Mugs Fit Under Keurig Coffee Makers?

By | December 12, 2018

Don’t you hate having to remove the drip tray to get your travel mug under your Keurig machine? A while back, a long while back, I realized this was a problem when I got my first Keurig and my favorite mug, my Thermos Stainless King, was to tall to fit under it. Fast forward to today and now… Read More »

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