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Bodum Travel French Press Plunger
Coffee Makers, French Press,

Bodum Travel Press Review: A French Press Travel Mug

When I make coffee, it’s often to take with me. I budget 10-15 minutes for coffee each morning. Usually I remember to bring it. Sometimes I forget it. The Bodum Travel Press is a portable French press and insulated travel mug that lets you brew coffee and take it with you. Though I’m generally skeptical of coffee gear that promises to do too many things, I decided to give it a try. Here’s my review. Disclaimer: Why I’m skeptical of French Press travel mugs Timing is everything with coffee. If grounds stay in contact with water too long, bitter flavors

Coffee Makers, Mr. Coffee,

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Coffee Maker Review

There’s a reason why the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT is one of the best-selling coffee makers online: it gets the job done. It’s practically designed with minimal fuss, brews good-tasting coffee, and has all the essential programmable functions you’d expect from a coffee machine. The BVMC-SJX33GT won’t win any brewing competitions, but it’s not designed to. It’s a solid machine for home or small office use. Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT: Design and Features The Mr. Coffee 12-cup programmable coffee maker, as it also known, takes the classic home coffee maker and adds a few modern touches. The most notable ones are a

Kitchen Coffee Maker
Coffee Makers, Drip Coffee Makers,

Behmor Connected Brewer Review: A Coffee Maker with Alexa

When I bought my Alexa-enabled speaker, I knew a could do a lot more than control the lighting and order pizza. Why not ask Alexa to make coffee? There began my quest for an Alexa-enabled coffee maker. It didn’t take me long to find the Behmor Connected Brewer, an SCA-approved coffee maker controllable through both Alexa and the Behmor app. Introducing the Behmor Connected The Behmor Connected is a smarter version of the popular Brazen Plus coffee maker. The exterior and interior are mostly the same. The only major difference is the inclusion of Wi-Fi, which lets you connect Behmor to your

Hario V60 Dripper
Coffee Makers, Pourover,

Hario V60 Copper Review: Is It Worth It?

The Hario V60 is a classic pour-over coffee maker from Japan. If you’ve ever ordered pourover coffee, chances are good it was brewed with one. Over the last year I’ve been brewing with a copper Hario V60 on an almost daily basis. I never thought about reviewing such a simple device until now. Hario V60 Metal vs. Ceramic Vs. Plastic Pourovers: Which Material is Best? The most basic Hario V60 is made of plastic. This is what I had been brewing with prior to receiving the copper model as a gift. A quick look online shows that Harios are available in an

Coffee Makers,

Caffeinated at 30,000 Feet: Is It Possible to Make Your Own Coffee on an Airplane?

My philosophy toward airline coffee has always been, “Take what you can get and make the best of it.” Certainly the flight attendant would prefer I sit down, shut up and accept her meager brew. But it hit me– why can’t I make my own on the plane? Is it even possible? We set out to find the answer. Caffeinated at 30,000 Feet: Mile High Brewing Setups The constraints of a typical economy cabin don’t leave many options open. High-flying brewers need equipment that is a) portable and b) doesn’t require electricity. In this day and time it would take a brave soul

Coffee Makers,

The Beauty of Red Coffee Makers

Red is the color of energy and emotion, so isn’t it only natural that you brew with a red coffee maker? These bright red Ferrari machines add a centerpiece to your kitchen and let everyone know coffee is the boss of your household. Check out these beautiful red coffee makers for a change from the standard of white, black and stainless steel appliances of Suburbia.

Coffee Makers,

20 Famous Coffee Quotes

Last summer, Robyn posted some of our favorite coffee quotes from around the web. Forget the thoughts of the common folk! What do famous figures think about coffee? As the 20 quotes below attest, they have nothing but good things to say about this truly remarkable drink.

coffee cupping event
Coffee Makers,

An Introduction to Coffee Tasting

“I’m a firm believer that understanding is developed through the act of comparison.” —Geoff Watts, Director of Coffee, Intelligenstia Coffee Coffee tasting—what is it and how does it work? As with other types of food and drink tastings, the objective of a coffee tasting is to compare the qualities of different samples of the product in question. As part of an ongoing process, coffee tastings allow the taster to build a mental Rolodex of flavors and aromas to facilitate future comparisons. The full definition is a bit more nuanced. To lay the groundwork for appreciating that complexity, we need to start with

Tassimo Coffee Maker
Coffee Makers, Keurig,

Tassimo vs Keurig

[box] Tassimo Vs. Keurig: Top Sellers   Keurig B50 Elite This larger Keurig single serve coffee maker is perfect for a family of four.  Buy |   Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker This single-server maker uses T-discs with bar codes to make a perfect cup of coffee each time. Buy | [/box] Many people are looking for a single-serve coffeemaker, but there are so many options out there that it can sometimes get overwhelming. Two of the most popular brands are Tassimo and Keurig, but how can you possibly choose? It’s like choosing between two political candidates! …Okay,