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How to Store Coffee Beans

How to Store Coffee Beans

Coffee beans don't go bad in the same way vegetables do, but they do lose their flavor over time. How long the beans retain their flavor depends l...

Moka Pot Coffee Brewing Guide

Moka Pot Coffee Brewing Guide

The moka pot is a tiny, eight sided metal (usually steel) pot that brews coffee by passing steam-pressurized water through ground coffee. Most mok...

Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker Review

Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker Review

Pros: The Bialetti produces high quality coffee and espresso, and it's also quite affordable. Cons: The Bialetti has a rather slow brew time when ...

The Amazing History of Coffee

The Amazing History of Coffee

Most people know that coffee is now the second most traded substance in the world, but they don't know about the long—and sometimes bloody—history...

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker Review

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker Review

Pros: The Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker is easy to use and you can use either pods OR ground coffee. Cons: There is a rather long recovery time be...

How to Make Turkish Coffee

How to Make Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is a specialty coffee drink prepared with a Turkish pot and grinder. It is also typically served in small cups. It can be made with...

Martello Stilista Primeo Review

Martello Stilista Primeo Review

Pros: The Martello Stilista Primeo makes an excellent Espresso and comes with many premium features, despite its lower cost. Cons: The Martello St...

How to Roast Coffee Beans at Home

How to Roast Coffee Beans at Home

  Pre-roasted coffee beans have become incredibly popular, but for true coffee lovers, few things in life are more enjoyable than coffee brewed wit...

Nespresso Aeroccino Review

Nespresso Aeroccino Review

Pros: The Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother is easy to use and makes almost no noise. Cons: The Nespresso Aeroccino is more expensive than other au...

10 Coffee Benefits that Will Make You Want to Pour Another Cup

10 Coffee Benefits that Will Make You Want to Pour Another Cup

Most of us drink coffee for either the caffeine boost or because we enjoy the taste. But studies have shown that coffee can do much more than keep...

Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine Review

Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine Review

Pros: The Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine is built with high quality, durable and easy to clean materials that will outlast any semi-automatic es...

Is Coffee Good for You? (A Scientific Approach)

Is Coffee Good for You? (A Scientific Approach)

Billions of people drink coffee every day, both for the taste and for the energy boost caffeine provides, but what is it actually doing to their b...