Making iced coffee at home is easier than you think, and many people just do it without any recipe, or instructions. If you really want your iced coffee to taste great, better than the iced coffee at Starbucks, or Dunkin Donuts, you need some tips. There are some tricks to ensure your coffee doesn’t oxidize and taste stale, and it has enough kick to pick you up when you need it.… Read more
Cold pressed coffee, most commonly known as cold brew coffee, is the best way to brew coffee for people with sensitive stomachs. It is also the best coffee brewing method to make an iced coffee because the coffee is already cold. Many people enjoy more the cold pressed coffee than hot brewed methods because there are certain flavors that will be lost at higher temperatures. That’s valid the other way around too, high-temperature brewing will extract great flavors from coffee, but they are lost once the coffee has cooled, and in fact, cooling hot brewed coffee is not a great idea.… Read more
There are a lot of different espresso-based drinks, sometimes this much variety can be confusing. I have a friend who admitted that she didn’t like to go a coffee shop. She couldn’t choose between macchiato, latte, cappuccino, mocha, and many others because she didn’t know what they were. She was embarrassed to ask the barista what the differences were, so she started to buy a different coffee drink every day.
What makes these coffee beverages different from each other? What are the distinctive characteristics between them?
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Brewing the Perfect Gourmet Coffee
Your quest for finding the best coffee brewing method is not an easy job, because all coffee preparation methods have their individuality. To say that espresso is better than Turkish is just wrong. If you ask someone from the Middle East, or from Eastern Europe, they’ll say that Turkish coffee is the best. If you ask a drip coffee lover, they’ll say Turkish is really bad, and espresso is too strong. So it’s really a very subjective matter. To make things even more complicated, the coffee roast will make a huge difference.… Read more
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 is health related. If you didn’t know cold brew, (not cold coffee), is less irritating to stomach and tummy.… Read more
Impress Coffee Brewer – An Innovation
Impress 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 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.… Read more
Brewing Turkish coffee is one of my fondest memories, and reminds me of little gatherings at our house. I started drinking coffee very late in life, I was about 25, but I learned to brew it when I was a teenager. I would prepare a cup for my parents from time to time, or even for our guests, my dad was saying that I brewed the best coffee. I mostly drink now espresso; however, I enjoy a nice cup of Turkish coffee from time to time .
Turkish coffee is a method of brewing, is probably one of the oldest ways to brew the black nectar, and for those who like a strong coffee it is one of the best methods of brewing.… Read more
If you are beginning to brew at home, and are looking for a good coffee grinder, or you are looking to replace the old cheap blade grinder, you find the right page. We will help you understand how the two compare, when you need to pay the premium for a burr grinder, and when is OK to stick with your blade grinder.
Chances are, you probably heard people saying that a blade mill is no match to a burr counterpart, and for most part it’s true; if you are serious about brewing at home you need a good quality, relatively expensive grinder.… Read more
Should I buy a Rancilio Silvia or the Gaggia Classic?
If you are looking for a semi automatic espresso machine that will give you consistent shots, and will look great on your kitchen counter, you probably have in mind the Gaggia Classic and the Silvia from Rancilio. There are other machines within the same price range, however, these two espresso machines are the best rated by customers.
Let’s see what technical aspects of the two machines we can compare: brew group, boiler size, shot consistency, quality, temperature stability, versatility, reliability, and price.… Read more
Keurig are some of the best single cup on the market, and they are on the list of the top sellers for the single cup niche. Keurig deserves to be on that list, because their coffee maker is reliable, brews a great coffee, and it is very convenient in use. For those who don’t want to use Keurig K-cups there is an option to use reusable k-cups. This allows serious money saving, and greater coffee beans selection. With the release of the new Keurig 2.0 people are asking themselves: “Does the new brewer compare to the old one?” “Is it better?” “How affordable are the k-cups?” I asked myself the same questions, and I did a bit of research, which I will share here with you.… Read more
Fully automatic machines are very expensive, depending on brand and features, the price tag can go very high. Krups Espresseria is a nice compromise between price, level of automation, and reliability.
One remarkable thing about it is the capability to use oily beans. Most super-automatic cannot be used with oily beans. Espresseria from Krups has a divider for oily beans, and there is no problem grinding them.
Obviously, the price is very affordable, and most of us think that “It must be missing great features, at this price”. While this fully automatic espresso machine from Krups is missing some features, most of us won’t even notice them missing.… Read more
Intelia is one of the best fully automatic espresso machines on the market. This is not a surprise for a Saeco product. With a long history in the industry, Saeco confirms even after joining Philips.
Intelia automates all of the steps for brewing an espresso shot, or a cappuccino, and minimizes your work, and the risk of brewing errors. With this machine, even the least talented home barista can pull a great espresso shot, and make a stunning cappuccino.
But all these are the norm for any machine in its class, so it is somewhat expected.… Read more
De’Longhi ESAM Magnifica is a super-automatic espresso machine on the lower price range, and it’s often compared to Krups Espresseria. The two offer about the same feature set at a comparable price. Each of the two has its strength and weaknesses, and depending on your needs and preferences, you might choose one or the other.
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Gaggia Titanium makes a breeze the preparation of a latte, a cappuccino or brewing a cafe crema. Cafe crema, if you didn’t know, is a type of espresso more diluted than a lungo, but the shot doesn’t have water added to it as in cafe Americano, but the extraction is just prolonged a little bit. (It’s more than that, but not the purpose of this article). So this machine can adjust exactly the parameters so you can get the most flavorful cup of coffee you have ever had.… Read more