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Be Your Own Barista: 6 Incredible Budget Espresso Machines

By | 2018-01-15T13:03:06+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Equipment Reviews|

Coffee snobs love to turn their noses at the fast-food cafe culture that’s become common in our society. This isn’t entirely fair. While it can be easy to mock brands like Starbucks for offering mediocre beverages drowned in flavors at too-high of a price, their popularity has allowed people to experiment with their own (better) [...]

Hot or Iced: 6 of the Best Coffee Carafes for a Crowd

By | 2018-01-23T09:23:32+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

I don’t know about you, but I need coffee to start my morning routine. I’m usually being tripped by our dog who is very eager to get outside. He’s first, but coffee’s a very close second. My first cup is always a cappuccino or latte. Then when work calls, I need more coffee, but don’t [...]

Ditch the Keurig! Why Aeropress is the Single Cup King

By | 2018-01-23T07:55:13+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

I used to hate the idea of a single-cup coffee maker. My experience with single-cup brewing came from an old Keurig which made weak and tasteless coffee. If I wanted a weak and tasteless caffeinated beverage, I’d be a tea drinker. Begrudging the lack of good options for making a single cup of coffee, I [...]

Aeropress vs Pour Over: Which Method Produces the Best Brew?

By | 2017-08-09T09:16:26+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

Both the Aeropress and Pour Over methods of making coffee have been gaining quite a bit of traction among bean heads. They’re both affordable methods of making good coffee without resorting to the watery nonsense that comes out of your middle-aged neighbor’s drip coffee maker. They’re also greatly varying methods. Whereas the drip method is [...]

3 Top Pitchers to Make Amazing Latte Art

By | 2017-08-11T09:05:11+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

Pouring an elegant tulip across a latte is a beautiful addition to your morning coffee and a benchmark achievement for budding baristas. But without the proper equipment, you’ll be seriously lacking in your latte art. The best milk frothing pitchers are specifically crafted to make frothing milk, create great micro-foam, and pour latte art as [...]

Be Your Own Barista! The Best Espresso Machines Under $1,000

By | 2017-07-29T18:31:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Coffee Makers, Equipment Reviews|

Good morning fellow coffee enthusiast. We know all too well how mornings go. You’re up but not quite ready to start your day. Your hair is standing up in some spots and flattened in others. Plus, your pajamas are just so comfy and warm. Visions of lattes, macchiatos, and double espressos fill your thoughts, but [...]

Put to the Test: The Best Spill-Proof, Leak-Free Travel Coffee Mugs

By | 2017-07-30T17:51:19+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

When you’re on the run with coffee in tow, it’s easy to fear reaching your destination only to find your bag—or the front of your favorite shirt— soaked with coffee. You have the best of intentions: trying to keep some extra cash while simultaneously saving the earth from another styrofoam cup. Fear not, dear reader! [...]

Chemex vs. French Press: Who Wins the Best Coffee Battle?

By | 2017-08-10T11:50:40+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Chemex, Equipment Reviews, French Press|

If you’ve been contemplating life beyond the drip coffee maker or don’t need to brew for a crowd, a French press and Chemex are both viable solutions. Both rely on simplicity to get the job done and are reasonably priced. While both begin with a medium/course grind, the extraction method is what sets the two [...]

The Best Coffee For Less: 9 of the Best Coffee Makers Under $100

By | 2017-08-01T09:59:38+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

These days you don’t have to fork over a ton of beans to score a great coffee maker. For less than $100, you can find coffee makers that are highly customizable that brew to your temperature and flavor specifications. Many will brew as little as one cup or as many as 14. If you want to [...]

Fast and Affordable: The Best French Press Coffee Makers

By | 2017-11-11T21:55:18+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Equipment Reviews, French Press|

Looking for a simple, fast way to prepare the perfect cup of coffee? Step away from the Keurig and grab a French press. One of the simplest and most affordable ways of preparing a coffee-shop worthy cup, a French press consists of a carafe with a stainless steel coffee filter screen. For overall quality and [...]