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Best Steam Based Espresso Machines

Last Updated on October 27th, 2019Many coffee lovers adore the taste of espresso. It is strong and full bodied in comparison to filter coffee. These qualities are what many coffee aficionados look for in their cup of Java. Some people just need the espresso for a milky caffeinated beverage such as cappuccino. or latte or … Read more

The Best Pour-Over Coffee Maker – The Winner Is Not Chemex

Last Updated on September 30th, 2019These are perhaps fighting words… every coffee lover has a strong opinion and there is no real right answer to as to what the best pour-over coffee maker is. However, I too am going to try to tackle this big question. This is a comparison of the most popular manual drippers … Read more

How to Make Crema with the Aeropress to Make it an Espresso

Last Updated on August 18th, 2019I love espresso, it’s my preferred coffee drink. AeroPress is a great alternative, but it is different, it lacks the intensity of the espresso. I always loved AeroPress but the recipe I was using was a totally different coffee beverage, with a flavor profile that is not even close to … Read more

Volcanica Coffee Review

Last Updated on August 4th, 2019Who Is Volcanica Coffee?The HistoryVolcanica Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster that started out as a family owned business some 15 years ago. The business started as a small roaster that wanted to bring good coffee in a market overwhelmed by poor quality and over-roasted coffee beans. The first coffees … Read more

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason Jar – Infographic

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Learn how to make coffee using a mason jar and a strainer from an infographic.

Cold brew coffee is one of the least expensive coffee preparation methods. You already have the equipment in the kitchen. No need to buy an expensive coffee maker, or a scale, or other fancy utensils, unless you want it.

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Why Do You Need a Ground Coffee Sifter – The Kruve Sieve Set

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Kruve Sifters Set

Do you really need a ground coffee sieve at all? No, you don’t need it if you own a $700 grinder. You also don’t need it if you can’t distinguish an espresso from a drip coffee. However, if you want to improve your coffee taste, and to get consistent results, you need it. I’ll show you in a bit why most grinders on the market are just not good enough. We also have a review of one of the best sifters on the market, the Kruve.

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Best Budget Drip Coffee Makers – Cuisinart vs Kitchenaid vs Hamilton Beach

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Red Drip Coffee Machine

One of the things we love, (or need), in the morning is a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Oftentimes though, we don’t have the time to fix ourselves a natural kick of caffeine. Grinding some coffee beans and boiling water doesn’t seem that complicated. Well, with a busy schedule this is just-another-thing to add to the morning chores. That’s why we have the coffee machine.

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How to Make Coffee with a Manual Dripper – Pour Over Infographic

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If you love drip coffee, but the auto-dripper you are using can't brew a single cup, pour over coffee is one of the best options. Many people get discouraged by the technical aspect of brewing with a manual dripper. The reality is that it's not that complicated.

This infographic shows you step by step how to use a pour over device to make a delicious coffee at home. It will be better than the coffee shop coffee.

The most important things when making coffee at home are the grind size and the brewing temperature. These two coffee brewing parameters can dramatically change the taste of your drink. Make sure you adjust these correctly. More on the subject in our manual drip brewing guide.

Manual Drip Infographic

Pour Over Coffee Recipe

  1. Heat up water to 205 °F in a kettle.
  2. Measure on a scale 30 grams of coffee for every 12 oz of water
  3. Grind the coffee to a medium grind size
  4. Line the dripper with a paper filter and pre-wet the filter.
  5. Add the ground coffee into the filter, and gently tap the dripper to level the grinds.
  6. Start pouring water over the grounds with a circular motion starting from the center to the edges.
  7. Pour just enough to cover all the coffee, and give it a stir with a wooden spoon.
  8. Allow the coffee to bloom and release the trapped gas, and then pour the rest of the water, allowing it to slowly drip. Total dripping time should be around 1 minute up to 80 seconds.

We would like to know what is your recipe for pour over. If you tried our recipe, how did you like it?

How To Make Coffee with A French Press [and Espresso]

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The French press is one of the most inexpensive coffee makers, and it is pretty versatile. People who like a stronger, and bolder cup, appreciate this coffee brewing method.

Many times French press is compared to espresso, because of the ample body, and the strong aroma and flavor. Even if technically French pots cannot make real espresso, we can get a cup that resembles it. We just have to tweak the amount of water we use during brewing. We have a full French press brewing guide here if you want to get into the fine details and perfect your technique.

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Home Barista Tools and Accessories – 12 Essential Espresso Tools

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Barista Tools and Accessories
As you start making espresso at home, you will face various tasks that require you to use specific tools. The minimum of barista tools needed depends on the espresso maker you are using, and how perfectionist you are.

If you aim for espresso greatness, you need the right equipment. A variety of espresso brewing tools and accessories can help you in a few ways:

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Can You Make Espresso Using a Keurig [Keurig Rivo Might Be an Answer]

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Can You Make Espresso Using a KeurigWhat is a Keurig and how do you operate one? Everybody knows what a Keurig is. You must have at least heard of it unless you lived in a cage for the last 10 years. It’s the coffee maker that probably revolutionized the home coffee brewing in the last decade. It makes a perfect drip coffee, with a minimum of effort and with consistent results. It’s so easy to use…

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How to Make Espresso with an Espresso Machine – Infographic

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Brewing espresso with a semiautomatic machine is a skill that starts to disappear. The convenience of super automatic machines shifts the buying preferences of the modern coffee lover. There is also the beverage preference that plays a role but is not the subject of our brief guide. This infographic is the shortest guide possible, to get you started. We have the written version after the graphic and is a bit more detailed. However, if you want to perfect your technique, and pull cafe quality shots, check our detailed espresso brewing guide.

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How to Make Coffee with a Moka Pot – Infographic

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We created this infographic for the time-pressed coffee lover that needs a strong coffee and needs to stay on a low budget. Many people call it stovetop espresso maker, because it brews a strong and bold coffee, and it uses pressure during extraction. And we agree with that, moka pot is in many ways very similar to an espresso. Moreover, we can use it to prepare a beautiful latte or a delicious cappuccino, or a flat white. Here is the infographic, and at the end of the graphic, you also have a written version of it. 

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How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine – Three Great Tasting Espresso Alternatives

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Espresso CupEspresso is my favorite way of brewing coffee. Everything from the intoxicating aroma and pungently sharp flavor, to the astounding amounts of caffeine per ounce, make it the most desirable coffee cup. I brew a cup every morning, from the comfort of my home. It’s my ritual;

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