Stylish and Affordable: 4 Amazing Moka Pots for Stovetop Espresso

By | 2017-09-15T10:14:20+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Coffee Makers|

Living in the north of Italy, every morning was accented by the same routine:  Pull the moka pot out of the cupboard, fill it with coffee grounds and water, then relax as the coffee brewed. When my Bialetti moka pot began to stutter and bubble, telling me in its own way “I’m ready, come grab [...]

Quick, Simple and Fun: Keurig K200 Longterm Review

By | 2017-09-04T10:17:25+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Keurig|

Keurig is without a doubt one of the most popular coffee machine brands in the world today – facing competitors such as Nespresso, Starbucks Verismo and Dolce Gusto. However, Keurig has variety on its side, with countless k-cup pods to choose from delivering various coffee tastes, textures and beautiful aromas. One of the most popular [...]

5 Delicious Decafs: The Best Beans When You Don’t Need the Buzz

By | 2017-08-31T18:23:44+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Coffee Reviews|

Many coffee fanatics, myself included, have formed an all-day coffee habit. Maybe you can relate. While this is fun for a while, in the long term it can cause sleep problems and concerns about cardiovascular health (200 beats per minute is normal, right?!). Add to that the anxiety and upset stomach caused by too much [...]

DIY Starbucks: Can the Verismo Re-Create Your Favorite Drink?

By | 2017-08-24T10:22:44+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Coffee Makers|

Take your favorite coffee shop drinks and make them at home. Wake up to a caramel macchiato. Chill with an iced coffee. Wow your friends with homemade lattes at your next book club. That’s the experience delivered by the Starbucks Verismo System. There’s another reason to buy a coffee machine. How does saving hundreds every [...]

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 [...]

Ultimate Keurig Buying Guide: Discover the Best K Cup Coffee Maker

By | 2017-08-16T09:02:30+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Keurig|

Life doesn’t always stop to wait for your coffee to brew. With schedules to meet and places to get to, you need your coffee and that means now. Keurig developed their K-cup coffee makers for that reason. You get a delicious cup of your favorite hot coffee in two minutes or less, depending on the [...]

Practical and Pretty: Secura French Press Review

By | 2017-08-16T08:50:12+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Coffee Makers, French Press|

It seems that at least once a year, I learn of a new way to enjoy coffee. Pour-overs, cortados, chemex, and the list just goes on. A few years ago, I took the plunge and bought a French Press without doing any research. I didn’t know anything about the different models on the market. All [...]

Save Four Bucks: How to Make a Killer Flat White at Home

By | 2017-08-13T19:39:21+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Learn to Brew|

The flat white, first made popular in Australia, is taking the world by storm. A trendy, delicious coffee drink that is small enough to drink quickly, yet not so intense as an espresso macchiato or a Spanish cortado. What makes a flat white so unique? The milk to espresso ratio is the biggest tell for [...]

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 [...]