How to Tamp Espresso – The Perfect Espresso Tamping

Ristretto Espresso ShotEspresso tamping is one of the most important steps when pulling a shot. If you get the tamping wrong, your espresso is ruined, because the water will pass through the grinds too fast, and the result will be a beverage close to drip coffee. Here are are a few tips to ensure a perfect tamping every time.

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What is Coffee – Coffee Facts, Statistics and Effects of Coffee on Health

Photo Credit: FCRebelo, Wikimedia Commons What is Coffee and Why Do We Love It? Do we love coffee because we are addicted to it, or because coffee’s chemical makeup makes sense for our body? Coffee is not a pleasant tasting experience for almost anybody on the first try. Most people just hate the taste. However, coffee … Read more

Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee – Health Benefits and Risks of Consuming Coffee

When I was younger, I used to drink a lot of coffee, I mean a lot. Not a lot of cups, the weak drip you would get in the coffee shops, I could never drink that stuff. Even at work, the drip machine was operated by folks who needed tea, and not coffee, so I … Read more

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.

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Rancilio HSD Silvia Espresso Machine Review

Like any semi-automatic machine, Rancilio HSD Silvia, targets the home brewing sector, the espresso enthusiasts, that love to tweak their espresso to perfection. These people take espresso brewing very serious, and a few stumbles will not scare them. If you are one of these people, then this machine is definitely for you. You can tweak … Read more

Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker – Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition

Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker – Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Review

Keurig k60You might ask yourself if you really need the Keurig single cup coffee maker K60, or you can stick with your old and dear drip coffee machine.

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Hamilton Beach Scoop vs Keurig – Ground Coffee vs Capsule-based Single Serve

Use Ground Coffee with Single Serve

Keurig and Hamilton Beach Scoop are probably the best coffee machines that allow you to use your own ground coffee to brew a cup. The single serve is the best coffee machine invention, that allows you as a coffee lover to brew only what you drink and to have it always fresh, and fresh is everything for your cuppa Joe, as you already know.

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Espro French Press Coffee Maker Review

The French press is one of the best coffee makers options for a few reasons. It is a simple, easy to use device, that delivers a great coffee despite the simplicity. But the French pot has also its design flaws, which puts off a lot of coffee lovers. The folks from Espro looked at all … Read more

Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker – Bodum vs Frieling vs Espro

Best Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker You are looking for a stainless steel French press, and you want to know which one is the best. Not an easy task, because most of the brands on the market are pretty good. You will need some serious decision making to choose one. But that a good thing, isn’t … Read more

What Is a French Press Coffee Maker and How to Choose the Best French Pot

What Is a French Press Coffee Maker The French press coffee maker is a simple coffee brewing machine designed by Attilio Calimani in 1929. The machine is also known as coffee plunger, coffee press, press pot, cafetière a piston or cafetière (UK). The simple coffee maker brews a surprisingly great coffee, which makes it the … Read more