Great Coffee, Demystified

Everything you need to brew, roast & enjoy delicious coffee at home.

About Us


I’m Erik Bassett, the founder and editor of TheBolderBrew.com. My goal? Help you cut through industry jargon and pretentious nonsense to enjoy really tasty coffee at home.

I draw on nearly a decade (time flies!) of home coffee roasting, plus endless experimentation with brewing methods and gear, to bring you concise guides and tutorials that’ll make your next cup great!


Our Latest Guides

What’s Wrong With My Pour-Over Coffee? (Simple Fixes!)
Brewing | Guides

What’s Wrong With My Pour-Over Coffee? (Simple Fixes!)

Great pour-over coffee is the result of patient practice. Just like anything manual, it takes a while to get it right, and a while longer to get it consistently right. You’ll inevitably have some off-tasting batches along the way. Fortunately, they’re not a total waste, since they can indicate exactly how to refine your brewing…

How To Store Coffee For Fresher Brews (Ground & Whole Beans)
Brewing | Guides

How To Store Coffee For Fresher Brews (Ground & Whole Beans)

Age and exposure can turn a good coffee into a disappointing one. If you’ve ever brewed a cup that didn’t taste like it used to, then stale coffee is almost certainly the culprit To some extent, you can mitigate the effects of age and exposure through proper storage. But just what does proper storage involve,…

How To Choose A Coffee Grinder You’ll Love (Tips, Terms & Suggested Models)
Grinders | Guides

How To Choose A Coffee Grinder You’ll Love (Tips, Terms & Suggested Models)

Your grinder will affect the quality of each cup more than anything besides the beans themselves. Brewing devices, storage canisters, kettle choice, and whatnot are all important and worth spending (some) money on. But they don’t have the same game-changing impact as a good grinder. To be fair, any fresh grind with a halfway-decent grinder…

Is It Hard To Roast Coffee Beans? (Plus How To Try!)
Guides | Home Roasting

Is It Hard To Roast Coffee Beans? (Plus How To Try!)

Coffee roasting can look mystifying, but it’s not a complicated process. In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to try it for yourself using cheap equipment or even household items you already have! However, just because it’s easy to start doesn’t mean that is easy to master. Consistently excellent coffee takes a little study, a lot of…