The Best Coffee To Use In An Espresso Machine

By | June 1, 2018

I’ve found that the simple questions asked by beginners are usually very common. Most beginners have the same questions:What coffee is best for espresso? Is espresso roast the same as espresso? Can I use espresso coffee beans in my coffee maker? Etc. For instance, at the store you will see all the big brand ground coffee containers and… Read More »

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My Top 8 High Quality 12 Ounce Travel Mugs

By | December 13, 2018

If you are looking to pick up a really nice travel mug for yourself or someone else then make sure to spend an extra couple bucks to get one that will perform better over the years. Look into anybody’s cabinet and you’re sure to find at least one or two cheap travel mugs that don’t ever get used.… Read More »

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The Top 8 Large Travel Mugs: Take More Coffee On Your Commute

By | December 13, 2018

Whether you need a large insulated tumbler or an oversized coffee mug we understand that for some people a standard 14-16oz option just isn’t going to cut it. Luckily there are lots of different thermal coffee mugs out there to choose from in the 20oz and larger category. And if you’re looking for extra large insulated coffee mugs… Read More »

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Manual Burr Grinder vs Electric: Which Is Best?

By | May 31, 2018

I’ve made it no secret that I’m not a “pro” coffee guy. I’ve had a long time love affair with coffee but I’ve never truly geeeked out on it until recently. For a number of years I’ve had a very cheap electric blade grinder similar to this one but not exactly that I’ve used on my coffee beans… Read More »

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Can You Clean A Coffee Maker With Baking Soda?

By | July 1, 2018

Every now and then you should be cleaning your coffee maker from the inside out. Cleaning your coffee maker with baking soda sounds like a good idea too because it cleans stains and smells so well but is it the right thing to use on the inner workings of your coffee maker? For one cleaning your coffee maker… Read More »

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Beautiful Glass Travel Mugs With Lids For Coffee Or Tea

By | December 13, 2018

If you don’t want plastic and would rather not use stainless steel a glass-bodied travel mug is an excellent option. They are generally attractive and a bit unorthodox and they can perform very well as a travel mug for both coffee, tea, or cold drinks. Glass can easily be made with a double walled design making glass travel… Read More »

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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 »

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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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