In today’s best coffee maker buying guide, we’ll walk you through the most popular coffee makers from the best brands across all major categories.We’ve spent a great deal of time researching on The Wire Cutter, Reddit, Consumer Reports and CNET as well as reading a broad spread of honest user reviews. Beyond this, we have … Read moreBest Coffee Makers and Machines 2018 | Reviews & Buying Advice
What do you most value when you’re making coffee? Addressing this question off the bat will make it far more likely you end up with an appropriate brewing system than a rash waste of money. If you’ve previously turned your nose up at the faithful French press and considered it a primitive method of making … Read moreBest French Press Coffee Maker
If you’re hunting for a new coffee machine, confusion might already have set in… Do you invest heavily in a super-automatic espresso machine or would that be too limited? Maybe you fancy giving the pour-over method a try but you haven’t got the time or the patience for a dripper. If you prize speed and … Read moreBest Single Serve Coffee Maker 2018 – Buyer’s Guide
Keurig is a stellar brand responsible for bringing the single serve coffee maker to market and popularizing this convenient push-button brewing method. With pod sales accounting for billions of dollars in sales, Keurig might be a one-trick pony but it’s incredibly successful nevertheless. Today, we’ll look at 7 of the best Keurig coffee makers so … Read moreBest Keurig Coffee Maker 2018 – Buyer’s Guide
There are many different ways to prepare your coffee whether you want the speed of a single-serve machine or to get back to basics with a French press or a pour-over dripper. The reality is, sometimes speed and convenience come out on top. If you’re busy and want the helping hand of an automated coffee … Read moreBest Coffee Maker With Grinder – Buyer’s Guide
Instant coffee is undoubtedly the fastest way to get a cup of Joe. Just add your desired amount to a mug of hot water and stir. There’s no messing with filters or machines, just your tea kettle, a mug and the instant coffee. Depending on where you live, instant coffee may not be popular enough … Read moreThe Best Instant Coffee 2017: Review and Breakdown
Many of today’s coffee makers, including Keurigs, contain computer screens, sensors, and other delicate components that can easily malfunction. The following guide will help you troubleshoot some of the most common issues affecting Keurig coffee makers. My Keurig Will Not Turn On: The first step is to make sure that the machine is plugged in. … Read moreTroubleshooting Guide for Keurig Coffee Makers
Many single-serve coffee makers claim that they allow you to brew espresso. While these coffees may be stronger than traditional coffee, they hardly qualify as espresso. The Nespresso Pixie is different from other home brewing systems in that it brews using pressure. This allows for an authentic espresso extraction without the need for measuring, tamping, … Read moreAn Overview of the Nespresso Pixie Brewing System – Review & Buyer’s Guide
If you are looking for another reason to love coffee, consider the fact that it has virtually no calories. If you drink your coffee black or with minimal cream or sugar, you can drink it to your heart’s content without worrying about blowing your diet. Fancy coffee drinks like lattes or mochas, on the other … Read moreDo You Know How Many Calories Are in Your Cup of Coffee or Tea?
Kona is the name given to coffee grown in the Kona Districts on the island of Hawaii. Only coffee grown in this area can legally be called Kona coffee, and the state of Hawaii has strict regulations in place to protect the authenticity of one of its most prized exports. The volcanic soil and frequent … Read moreBest Kona Coffee (Single-Serve, Whole Bean, Pre-ground) in 2017 – A Hawaiian Jewel
The French press coffee maker is known around the world by a variety of different names, including cafetière, press pot, and coffee plunger. The coffee press was first patented by a man named Attilio Calimani in 1929. The design was further modified by Faliero Bondanini who patented his version in 1958. Today’s French press typically … Read moreHow Does a French Press Differ from Other Coffee Makers?
One of the biggest factors affecting the taste of your coffee is the level to which the beans are roasted. Green coffee beans have very little flavor until they are subjected to the heat of the roasting process. The roast level that you prefer is largely subjective; however, there are distinct regional preferences. For example, … Read moreDark Roast vs Medium Roast vs Light Roast – How to Pick the Perfect Roast Level for Your Coffee
The very idea of drinking black coffee conjures up images of cowboys and other tough guys. In fact, most die-hard coffee lovers consider it a crime against coffee to dilute and muddy the flavor of coffee with cream and sugar. The following looks at why drinking black coffee can be a revelation for your senses. … Read moreDiscover the Joys of Drinking Black Coffee
The practice of making infusions or “tea” from mushrooms for medicinal purposes has existed in many Eastern cultures for thousands of years. It is now catching on with health enthusiasts here in the United Sates and appearing in many natural and health food stores. Teas made from edible or medicinal mushrooms provide a variety of … Read moreHow to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Mushroom Tea
If you are confused by all of the different terms on the menu of your local coffeehouse, you are not alone. If you have a hard time telling your cappuccino from your latte, the following guide will provide you with the basic knowledge that you need to order your favorite coffee drink with confidence. What … Read moreLatte vs Cappuccino vs Macchiato – A Guide to Espresso-based Coffee Drinks
Just how much is too much of a good thing? We’re often warned about the dangers of excessive coffee drinking but don’t see the numbers to support this. And to be specific, it’s not the coffee but the caffeine inside it that’s dangerous. Coffee is addictive and some people can’t get through their mornings without … Read moreInfographic: How Much Coffee Will Kill You?
Most of us have been in a position where we buy more coffee than we can use right away, forgotten about a can or bag of coffee in the back of the cupboard, or wondered if it is still safe to use coffee left over from the morning. The following looks at whether or not … Read moreShould I Worry About My Coffee Going Bad?
For those who love the taste of coffee but who do not want a caffeine overload, the coffee offerings have traditionally been somewhat limited and less than desirable. Most of the widely available decaf coffees tended to be somewhat bitter with an underlying sourness that was less than pleasant. In recent years, the selection has … Read moreThe Best Offerings in Instant Decaf Coffee for 2017
While an overwhelming majority of Americans prefer their coffee piping hot, a growing number are discovering how refreshing coffee can be when served over ice. These chilly delights are most popular among young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. One reason for this phenomenon is that many Millennials were raised on sugary sodas … Read moreHow to Make Iced Coffee – Discovering the Joys of Coffee on the Rocks
While coffee is often viewed as a legal and socially acceptable vice, various studies have concluded that coffee has a number beneficial effects, including boosting mood, providing antioxidants, and decreasing the risk of diabetes. Caffeine may also prove to be a superfood in terms of helping you get more out of your daily workout. Effects … Read moreBoosting the Effects of Your Workout with Coffee
Referring to coffee as “a cup of java” is a nod to the drink’s rich history. According to historians, coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia around the year 850. By the 1600s, cultivating and drinking coffee had spread far beyond Africa thanks to Dutch traders. Why Is Coffee Called Java? Coffee was originally viewed with … Read moreJava: A Name Rich in History
Many coffee drinkers refer to the caffeinated beverage as “a cup of joe.” How did this name become synonymous with everyone’s favorite morning pick-me-up? The following looks at several theories as to how coffee became known as “joe.” Cup of Joe Origin The term “cup of joe” first appeared in the 1930s and has been … Read moreA Cup of Joe: The Story Behind the Name
Becky slumped in the salon chair, hoping her stylist would have mercy. “I know my shampoo isn’t the best for my hair, but things have been tight lately, and I haven’t been able to spring for the salon brands—” She trailed off as the girl frowned and held up a wispy flyaway. “I’ll get a … Read moreRise and Shine: Coffee as a Beauty Aid
Although Seattle seems to be the current capital of the coffee world, coffee drinking appears to have first developed in Yemen during the 15th century. By 1640, the first reported coffeehouse was opened in what is known today as Istanbul, Turkey. The unique taste, aroma, body, and method of preparing devised during the days of … Read moreExplore the Joys of Turkish Coffee
If you rely on a strong cup of coffee to help you function first thing in the morning, you are in good company. About 80 percent of Americans depend on some form of caffeine to start their day; however, studies show that not all people respond to caffeine in the same way. The following looks … Read moreThere Is Reason Why Your Afternoon Cup of Coffee May Not You Wake Up
One of the most important factors in making a great cup of French press coffee is making sure that your coffee beans are ground properly. If the grounds are too fine, you will end up with sludge at the bottom of your cup that looks like something you might find at the bottom of an … Read moreThe Ultimate Guide to the Best Grinders for French Press Coffee of 2017
Unlike the rest of her family, Mary wasn’t a coffee drinker. She couldn’t fathom why anyone would swig the bitter brew voluntarily. As she pushed her shopping cart past the aromatic bags of exotic-sounding blends, she halted. What in the world would her family like? It was the first Thanksgiving she’d be hosting the entire … Read moreHow Much Coffee For 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 30, 40 Cups?
Those who ring praise for energy drinks often point out the double standard when it comes to their beverage of choice versus coffee. Those that look to coffee for more energy seek higher levels of caffeine, while energy drinks with comparable amounts of caffeine are demonized. This is an interesting juxtaposition, and why is this … Read moreInfographic: Coffee vs Energy Drinks
The Australian-made Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine offers customizable dependability. With clear settings and reliable design, you can enjoy the perfect cup time after time. The sleek, impressive design will instantly transform your kitchen into a sophisticated café and yourself into a chic barista. What Makes the Breville Barista Express Different This espresso maker is … Read moreBreville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Review
Confession time. I am a baby coffee drinker. Seriously. Up until a recent blog post, I wasn’t a coffee drinker at all. It wasn’t until the blog post about the history of coffee that I had a change of mind. Perhaps I’ve misjudged the beverage responsible for: Supplanting Europe’s wine fixation with a coffee fixation … Read moreCoffee Without a Machine – So Easy a Baby Can Do It
The Ethiopian goatherd Kaldi had never seen his goats so playful. Could it be that the cherry-laden shrubbery was contributing to their energy? He bit into the crimson-cloaked seeds and immediately knew he’d hit on something revolutionary. His sight was clearer, his tiredness was gone, and his mind was alert. He brought some seeds to … Read moreThe Story of Coffee: From Bean to Barista
Once the standard method of brewing coffee, percolators faded from popularity starting in the 1970s with the advent of drip and single-use coffee makers. Percolators are starting to make a comeback among those craving a bit of nostalgia or who like their coffee rich and full-bodied. They are still commonly used at church and other … Read moreThe Percolator: A Retro Choice for Brewing Coffee
If you are purchasing a commercial brand of pre-ground coffee from your local grocery store, proper storage technique and preserving freshness is probably not a major concern. On the other hand, if you are shelling out $20 to $30 for just a half-pound of gourmet coffee beans, you need to treat them right to guarantee … Read moreDo Not Let Stale Coffee Ruin Your Morning Cup of Joe
Espresso beans are coffee beans that have been pressed and dark roasted to make espresso. The dark roast gives espresso its distinctive bold and bitter flavor. Any variety of coffee bean can be pressed to make espresso, but there are certain qualities that you should keep in mind to make sure that your next cup … Read moreYour Definitive Guide to the Best Espresso Beans of 2017
Whether it is to wake up in the morning or to overcome a mid-afternoon slump, most adults rely on some form of caffeine on a daily basis. In fact, caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world. A jolt of caffeine can improve your mental alertness, alleviate a headache, and even serve … Read moreHow Much Caffeine Is Really In Your Coffee or Tea?
Using an espresso machine is still the best way to make a traditional and fantastic espresso, but that doesn’t mean you absolutely have to have one in order to enjoy this type of coffee. First, let’s take a look at what exactly is espresso, then let’s explore a few different methods for making it without … Read moreHow To Make Espresso At Home Without A Machine
A good cup of coffee for many people stands for the beginning of a new day or a relaxing break in the middle of the day. Not only are there a myriad of ways to enjoy coffee, but there’s nearly as many ways to make that quintessential cup of joe. If you’re wondering how to … Read moreThe Different Types of Coffee Makers and How to Use Them
Coffee has always had a wide range of myths attached to it in regards to its effect on health, but increasingly research and studies are coming out that show coffee to be far more beneficial than harmful. Some of the myths attached to coffee consumption include the idea that it stunts growth, causes heart problems, … Read moreWhen To Drink Coffee, How Much Coffee Should You Drink A Day
If you’re a coffee drinker, you’re probably intimately familiar with how easy it is to end up spilling coffee on yourself or on the carpet, or a sofa, or in your car. It just seems to happen, despite how careful we try to be. The problem is that coffee is also one of those substances … Read moreAll About Removing Coffee Stains, How to get it out of carpet, clothes
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world and as such, has constantly been the target of various health-related research. Coffee naturally contains caffeine, which is a stimulant, and so people who drink it often have concern about how it affects the heart, or whether it hinders sleep among other things. Coffee … Read moreWho Can Drink Coffee: Health Positives and Negatives