Coffee tamping

Coffee Tamping

Coffee tamping is the action of compacting ground coffee in an espresso portafilter with a tamp, prior to brewing. A tamp can be either handheld or attached to the espresso machine. A handheld tamp normally has a wooden handle and …

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

Kruve Sifters Set

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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Coffee percolator

Coffee Percolator

A coffee percolator is a type of pot used to brew coffee. The name stems from the word “percolate” which means to cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance especially for extracting a soluble constituent. In the case …

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

French Press Brewing Guide Infographic

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

Espresso Cup

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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The Best Manual Coffee Brewing Method – Pour Over vs French Press vs Aeropress

Pour over with Hario V60

Manual brewing methods are the newest trend in the coffee world. All respectable coffee shops provide at least one type of manual brewing, be it French press, hand drip, or Aeropress.Read moreThe Best Manual Coffee Brewing Method – Pour Over …

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Iced coffee

Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is a cold variant of coffee. In more recent times it has become common for coffee shops to offer ‘iced’ versions of their most popular coffee drinks. The iced latte and iced mocha are the two most common …

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AeroPress vs French Press Infographic

AeroPress vs French Press

AeroPress vs French press – Which One Is Better?

AeroPress and French press are somewhat similar coffee brewing methods, but they are very different when it comes to taste, aroma, smoothness, and convenience. While there is no definite winner between the two, coffee aficionados tend to prefer AeroPress. The French press though has not lost much of its popularity, remaining one of the most popular brewing methods.

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Variable Temperature Electric Kettle – Bonavita vs Breville, vs Cuisinart

Hario kettle and pour-over glass

Why Do We Need a Variable Temperature Kettle?

Hario kettle and pour-over glass

The variable temperature electric kettle is a must for a coffee enthusiast that likes to explore and likes to change their brewing routines. It is also critical for some brewing methods, where you need lower temperatures, such as pour-over, and AeroPress.

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