What Is The Best Manual Coffee Grinder For Espresso

By | December 13, 2018

It’s been more than three months now since I first posted about my desire to buy a good manual coffee grinder. You would have thought I’d have bought it by now but you would be wrong, I’ve been slacking off. In any event I haven’t bought one yet because I haven’t really decided which one to get. A… Read More »

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The Best Travel Mug To Keep Coffee Hot

By | December 13, 2018

This post has been updated as of February 17, 2016. If you read the following post you’ll see that I’ve always been a big believer in the Thermos Stainless King for maximum thermal retention but I decided to do a proper scientific test and test the effectiveness of the mug against all the mugs main competitors. You can… Read More »

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What Is The Best Manual Coffee Grinder?

By | December 12, 2018

It’s taken me longer that I originally thought it would take to decide which burr coffee grinder to buy. Last month around this time I outlined my thoughts on getting a manual burr grinder vs an electric burr grinder. Since that time it’s become clear to me that I want to spend my money on something that is… Read More »

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How Long Should A Coffee Maker Last?

By | December 1, 2018

When I got out of the dorm room in college I finally found myself with a kitchen. It was a first for me and with the kitchen came the sink and counter space and the need for a coffee pot. This was somewhere around 2001 or so and the internet was still pretty new. I found an offer… Read More »

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What Are The Best Insulated French Press Coffee Makers?

By | December 13, 2018

I’ve been using a simple french press coffee maker almost daily for nearly three months now. I actually go back and forth between it and my moka pot which I use to make stove top espresso both for myself and for my wife’s Americanos. There is no denying that cheap french press coffee makers make coffee that is… Read More »

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The Difference Between Milk Froth And Milk Foam

By | December 12, 2018

So what’s the difference between making milk froth and milk foam anyway? Is there a difference at all? These were the very first simple questions I had about frothing milk when I started experimenting with making lattes and cappuccinos for the first time in my own home and they’re probably the first questions most beginners have too. First… Read More »

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