Immersion Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher vs. Mason Jar

Immersion Cold Brew Coffee Maker

My immersion cold brew device was for a long time the humble mason jar with some sort of filtration. My Filtron went to my mom, who got hooked on cold brew, and since I didn’t use it often enough, it had to change owners. My wife didn’t quite like the Filtron because it was taking too much space.

The fabric filter in a mason jar worked perfectly for me and I thought there was no need to change. Initially, I used a cotton bag as the filter, and to be honest I loved it.

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How to Make Coffee Without Electricity?

Can we really make coffee without electricity?

There are various ways to make a joe without a coffee maker, or even without electricity. You can even make coffee without a source of heat, in other words without hot water.

Wait, don’t tell me you don’t even have a coffee pot. Don’t worry, we can show you even a way to make coffee without a pot. Depending on your setting, budget, and the pretentiousness of your taste buds, you can choose between the various solutions.

Coffee pot on open fire (actually a kettle)

Hot Brew vs Cold Brew – Which Is Better?

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The Combination Coffee Espresso Machine – A Guide and Reviews

The new hype in the home coffee brewing is the combination coffee espresso machine. If you’ve ever been mesmerized by the motions of your barista behind the counter while you waited on your latte, you’re not alone. There is a certain meditative quality to espresso drinks: brew the espresso, steam the milk, pour the espresso, pour the milk, wipe off the steam wand, flush the wand, repeat. Baristas are passionate for a reason. Coffee is a lifestyle.Combination Coffee Espresso Machine Now, you don’t have to fill out an application to your local coffee shop to experience the bliss of being a barista.… Read more

SCAA Certified Coffee Makers – The best Tasting coffee Makers

Drip Coffee in Paper Cup with lidThere is a price to get one of the 7 SCAA certified coffee makers, but if you are a perfectionist, and your coffee means for you more than the daily fix of caffeine, the price is worth it. Making a great cup of coffee requires precision. Drip coffee can taste great even if it’s made at home. You just need to have the right coffee brewer. You probably asked yourself why the coffee at Dunkin Donuts tastes better than the one you brew at home. Although there are stories about them using great beans, different than the ones they sell for you to take home, this is only part of the story.… Read more

Beko – Electric Turkish Coffee Maker

Beko - Turkish Coffee Maker

My wife asked one morning, wouldn’t be great if we had an electric Turkish coffee maker, as we have for drip coffee, or espresso or the old and faithful percolator? Her question took me by surprize, and I couldn’t believe I didn’t know any electric coffee machines specially designed for this brew. I love Turkish coffee, and my wife loves it even more than me. I love all types of coffee brewing. As an Eastern European, however, Turkish coffee is the method of brewing coffee of my choice.

As opposed to the popular belief, brewing a cup of Turkish coffee is not as simple as it seems.

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Dorm Room Coffee Maker – Best Student Coffee Machines

Keurig Machine When choosing a dorm room coffee maker you are faced with an overabundance of coffee machines and devices, and this only makes it worse. Sometimes, too much choice is confusing, especially when buying for a student, who didn’t fully immersed in the coffee culture. Well, if that student knows what kind of coffee they want, the job is half done. But usually they only need a decent way to caffeinate themselves in preparation for the tough exams.

Both my daughters are preparing to go back to school, away from home.

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How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker – How to Brew with a Press Pot

Freshly Brewed French Press Coffee

You have to know how to use a French press, if you want to get that delicious coffee that everyone talks about. You will be amazed by the richness of flavors, and the fantastic aroma you will get from a press pot. In order to get those aromas though, you need to master the brewing technique. This is what we intend to do on this page: to teach you how to make coffee with a French press.

The French press or French pot is the original European home coffee brewer.

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Sterling Pro French Press Review

SterlingPro French press coffee brewer
SterlingPro French press on Amazon

Sterling Pro French press is one of the best rated press pots on the market. Why is a great product? Because it solves many of the typical problems with other press pots, while staying at a low price. We are going to show here the qualities of the Sterling Pro and why it beats the competition.

Some of the problems that are typical in French press coffee such as the excess grinds in the coffee and its fragile brewing beaker have led some consumers to give up on French press brewing.

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AeroPress Review – Why the AeroPress is one of the Best Coffee Makers

Pouring water from kettle into AeroPress
Brewing coffee with AeroPress at the World Championship Credit: Pål-Kristian Hamre via Flickr

The AeroPress is a very popular domestic coffee maker. Most people who use it claim it makes the best coffee they have ever tasted. This nifty device has its own world brewing championship! Let’s take a look closer, and see what makes the AeroPress so great, and why everybody is buying one.

The AeroPress was invented by Alan Adler, a Stanford University engineer, with more than 40 patents in aerodynamics, electronics, and optics. Alan Adler was obviously inspired by the French press and the espresso machine when he invented his famous now coffee maker.

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Primula Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Iced Coffee Excellence

Primula Cold Brew Coffee MakerPrimula Cold Brew coffee maker is one of the best rated brewers, and it is slightly cheaper that the competition. Toddy, Filtron and Oxo are all more expensive, but the reality is that Primula works just as well as the more popular ones.

There are a few key differences between the two cold brewing systems, and we will show you these differences, but ultimately, the brewing method is  the same.

If you already own the Primula brewer, you should check our comprehensive tutorial on how to make Cold Brew. That article is here: Perfect Cold Brew at Home.

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French Drip Coffee Pot

French Drip PotFrench drip coffee pot is a device traditionally used in Louisiana to brew coffee, tea, or their famous chicory coffee. The tradition of brewing in the French drip coffee pot goes a couple of centuries back, and it was borough by the French colonists from Europe. The French were at the time the innovators in the coffee brewing, and this device was a breakthrough.

The traditional pot is named grégue in French, and it wouldn’t miss from any kitchen. The smell of fresh coffee made in one of these pots is one of the fondest memories for Louisiana people.

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Technivorm vs Bonavita – The Best Drip Coffee Makers

Technivorm vs BonavitaThe quest to finding the best coffee machine probably lead you the question: Bonavita, or Technivorm? There is very little doubt about the position of the two brands on the market, they are two of the best drip coffee makers, in fact they are the leaders. The domestic specialty coffee machine market was lead by Technivorm for many years.  They were the sole market leader for many years, and even respectable brands like Bunn, Cuisinart, or Breville were only distant runner ups. With Bonavita emerging on the market, coffee lovers have now a great alternative to the overpriced product from the Dutch company.… Read more

Best Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Toddy vs Filtron vs Oxo

Iced coffee made with oxo cold brew
Coffee from Oxo Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

If you are looking to buy a cold brew coffee maker, you have a relatively simple task, there aren’t too many options on the market, and the few options available, are relatively similar in functionality, features, and price. You can skip to the second half of the article for the comparison.

Cold brew is getting more and more attention from the coffee lovers’ world, and there are a few reasons for that. One of the most frequent reasons are health related, if you didn’t know cold brew, (not cold coffee), is less irritating for stomach and tummy.

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Impress Coffee Brewer vs Aeropress vs French Press

Impress Coffee Brewer – An Innovation

stainless steel press pot nice designImpress is a well designed, and easy to use coffee maker, that combines features from espresso machines and French press, and it reminds of the famous noe Aeropress. It is a hybrid between a coffee brewer and a travel mug, making brewing a great cup of joe a pleasure.

Impress has started as a project on Kickstarter, initiated by Aly and Beth Khalifa, the founders of Impress. After three years of development, they published their project on Kickstarter, and they had no problem reaching their goal to get 50000$ to start the production.

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The Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine (photo credit – Amazon)

Grind and brew coffee makers are relatively new on the market, but the demand for them is growing because of the convenience of these machines. This type of coffee makers has a few advantages over a regular pair of separate grinder and brewing machine.

  • Grind and brew coffee machines are more compact than the pair grinder – brewer
  • In the brewing process there are less steps to do, you only put your beans and press the start button
  • They can be programmed to brew a cup 24 hours in advance, and unlike with a regular set of brewer grinder, you don’t have to grind your coffee the night before, the machine will do it at the brewing time.
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