The Combination Coffee Espresso Machine – A Guide and Reviews

Combination Coffee Espresso Machine
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 lid
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

AeroPress vs French Press – Best Manual Brewing Method

AeroPress vs French press

AeroPress vs French press

A friend asked me to help him compare AeroPress versus French press. He wanted to buy a gift for someone, and he wasn’t quite getting what was the difference between the two. In fact, many people don’t get it. Both are manual brewing devices, and use steeping as the brewing technique, are they so much different? This is one of the most popular comparisons in the coffee lovers’ world, both with their own supporters and critics.

Coffee aficionados love to have perfect control over the brewing process, and this is why manual brewing is more and more popular.

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Dorm Room Coffee Maker – Best Student Coffee Machines

Keurig Brewer

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

AeroPress Brewer
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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French Drip Coffee Pot

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

Bonavita and Technivorm coffee makers side by side
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

Impress Coffee Brewer vs Aeropress vs French Press

Stainless steel polished press pot brewer

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

Commercial Grind and Brew Coffee Machine
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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What Is a French Press Coffee Maker and How to Choose the Best French Pot

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Bodum French press Amazon

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 prefered brewing device of many coffee lovers. Despite the simplicity of the device, the possibilities of modifying your brew are endless. The taste of each brew is unique, and that’s why it appeals to so many people.

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