Your Pour-Over Coffee Questions, Answered (Newbie-Friendly!)
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Your Pour-Over Coffee Questions, Answered (Newbie-Friendly!)

Even though Melitta Bentz invented pour-over coffee well over a century ago (source), it only became somewhat mainstream in the 2000s. And to a large extent, it’s still the domain of specialty shops and home coffee enthusiasts. It remains new territory for lots of folks, so you might have some basic questions that you felt…

Coffee Extraction 101: Understand THIS For Better Brews!
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Coffee Extraction 101: Understand THIS For Better Brews!

There’s no single secret to brewing great coffee, but there is an all-important concept: extraction. In fact, it’s the single most important concept to understand if you want to enjoy better coffee and get the most out of your brewing set-up. To start with, what exactly does extraction mean? Here’s what coffee extraction is Coffee…

Travel Coffee Kits: My Two Favorites, Tested Around The World
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Travel Coffee Kits: My Two Favorites, Tested Around The World

Pour-over brewing is a fun and easy way to enjoy great coffee at home. But if you’re on the road much, then you know the difficulty of packing all that paraphernalia. Having spent several months on the road in recent years, I’ve tried almost everything under the sun. What follows are my two favorite ways…

Fellow Prismo Review: Clever, But Does It Work?
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Fellow Prismo Review: Clever, But Does It Work?

Everybody loves espresso, but not everybody wants to deal with an espresso machine. There’s no denying that the end product can be great. But the cost is significant, the maintenance is nothing to sneeze at, and dialing it in is not easy. So when you see the AeroPress’s plunger design, you might think, “Hey, that…

Lifeboost Medium-Roast Coffee Review: Tasty Brew, Questionable Marketing
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Lifeboost Medium-Roast Coffee Review: Tasty Brew, Questionable Marketing

Coffee may be the healthiest part of your diet. With how much I consume, that’s great news. Almost no caloric value, yet chock-full of antioxidants and associated with lower risks of some horrifying diseases. Now, loading yours up with creamer and sweetener is another story.  But reasonable amounts of pure, black coffee will almost certainly…

Timemore Chestnut Grinder Review: The Best Hand Grinder For Your Money?
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Timemore Chestnut Grinder Review: The Best Hand Grinder For Your Money?

If you have a good manual coffee grinder, you’ll never have trouble making a decent cup. As long as the beans are fresh, you can at least grab an AeroPress and brew something great just about any time, any place. It sure beats being stuck with lukewarm, watery hotel coffee or with one of the…

Why Roast Your Own Coffee (Fresh, Tasty…And  A $10,000 Skill?)
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Why Roast Your Own Coffee (Fresh, Tasty…And A $10,000 Skill?)

For the longest time, I figured coffee roasting was some bizarre, complicated process that required thousands in equipment. Something only serious experts could even think about. But I discovered that’s not the case. Not only is it accessible to anybody, but it’s even easier than you’d think. Here’s why you ought to give it a…

These 3 AeroPress Tips Will Take Your Coffee to the Next Level
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These 3 AeroPress Tips Will Take Your Coffee to the Next Level

The AeroPress is like nothing else on the market. It’s part immersion brewer, part French press, and–kinda sorta almost–part espresso-maker. It’s also the only device that’s so appealing to fellow coffee geeks and totally casual users at the same time. The AeroPress’s quirky design opens up all sorts of brewing possibilities, some of which are…

Is Your Grinder Ruining Your AeroPress Brews? (Not If You Use One Of These)
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Is Your Grinder Ruining Your AeroPress Brews? (Not If You Use One Of These)

When you make pour-over coffee, you’re at the mercy of gravity.  If grind size is a little off, then you’ll probably get a wasted cup of over- or under-extracted coffee. There’s just not much you can do about it. With the AeroPress, that’s not the case. It’s not just convenient, but an incredibly forgiving design….