Beko – Electric Turkish Coffee Maker

Beko - Turkish Coffee Maker

Beko - Turkish Coffee Maker

My wife asked one morning, wouldn’t be great if we had an electric Turkish coffee maker, as we have for drip coffee, or espresso or the old and faithful percolator? Her question took me by surprize, and I couldn’t believe I didn’t know any electric coffee machines specially designed for this brew. I love Turkish coffee, and my wife loves it even more than me. I love all types of coffee brewing. As an Eastern European, however, Turkish coffee is the method of brewing coffee of my choice.

As opposed to the popular belief, brewing a cup of Turkish coffee is not as simple as it seems.

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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.

Taste wise, if you like your joe with more bite, on the bittery side, French press is for you. If you like a smoother cup, and clean, with a guarantee of no grits and silt, AeroPress is for you.

You can read a full comparison and review of the two brewing methods on our page here: AeroPress vs French press.

We have a few reviews of brewing devices on our site. We couldn’t pass the opportunity to share our insights about them in a review of the AeroPress, and a French press review.

I personally like the AeroPress a little more than the French pot. However, I have my days when I’d rather drink a French press coffee.

AeroPress vs French Press

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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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.

Many people use a regular electric kettle and estimate the water temperature, but it highly inaccurate. Using a thermometer is the better way, but it is inconvenient, and time consuming.

Hario Electric Kettle

Hario is just a simple electric kettle, many times it is compared to Bonavita and other variable electric kettles.

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Chicory Coffee – What Is Chicory Coffee and How to Make It

a cup of coffee

Chicory coffee beverage in white cup with flower on boardChicory coffee is a beverage prepared with roasted and ground chicory, or a blend of chicory and coffee. The ratio of coffee to chicory can be as high as 3 to 1, or as low as 1 to 3. Chicory coffee is made of the roots of the cultivated plant Cichorium Intybus Sativum, by roasting and grinding them.

Humanity has used chicory since the antiquity, both as a food and as a medicine. Many of the health benefits attributed by the ancients are recognized today, and there is still a lot to be researched in the field.

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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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Iced Coffee Recipe – Coffee Ice Cubes in Milk

Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes

pouring milk over coffee ice cubesThis is an iced coffee recipe that uses coffee ice cubes in milk, or water, and not regular ice cubes in coffee, as you can find in most of the coffee shops.

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.

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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

Quick Cold Brew Coffee – How to Make a Cold Brew Coffee in 3 Minutes

iced coffee in glasses

black iced coffeeCold 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.

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Best Coffee Brewing Method

Brewing the Perfect Gourmet Coffee

Turkish Coffee in ibrikYour 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.

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