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

By | 2019-11-26T09:19:16-05:00 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 [...]

7 Top Coffee Beans to Make the Best Espresso at Home

By | 2019-11-26T09:21:37-05:00 September 24th, 2017|Coffee Reviews|

There’s one thing that makes me downright furious when I talk to casual coffee drinkers. That’s their tendency to understate the benefits of a good espresso. A lot of people think of espresso as just “coffee on steroids” or “coffee that comes in a fun tiny cup.” But the reality is: espresso has a number [...]

Stylish and Affordable: 4 Amazing Moka Pots for Stovetop Espresso

By | 2019-11-26T09:24:41-05:00 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 | 2019-11-26T09:27:25-05:00 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 | 2019-11-26T09:28:33-05:00 August 28th, 2017|Coffee Reviews|

The Best Beans When You Don’t Need the Buzz 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 [...]

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

By | 2019-11-26T09:29:31-05:00 August 23rd, 2017|Coffee Makers|

Verismo reviews 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 [...]

Ditch the Keurig! Why Aeropress is the Single Cup King

By | 2019-11-26T09:30:53-05:00 August 18th, 2017|Equipment Reviews|

why aeropress is the single cup king 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 [...]

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

By | 2019-11-26T09:32:59-05:00 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 | 2019-11-26T09:34:39-05:00 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 | 2019-11-26T09:35:31-05:00 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 [...]