The Coffee Grinder “Mystique”
In search of the best burr coffee grinders of 2018.
The journey. Sometimes it begins with a gift. In my case, it was with a bag of coffee beans…
I’d been a coffee drinker for a long time and always use pre-ground coffee. That bag of beans posed a slight problem.
How to Grind Them?
I did what most people do. I hit up the local Target and bought an inexpensive blade coffee grinder. And put up for a while with all of the chunks, chips and powder that I used to get. Not knowing this wasn’t the best way to get a good cup of coffee.
Then, through trial and error and a lot of web surfing, I learned all of the little tips and tricks of using a blade grinder. Anything on how to get the best kind of grind you could out of one of them. Continued
Ready to slow down a bit? Really make the coffee making process personal? Then learn how to make pour over coffee. It just might be your ticket to really stop and smell the, well, coffee.
Pour over has become one of the more popular methods of making coffee. It has a huge following and really does make a pretty good cup of coffee. It even shows up at the local big name coffee shops.
So it’s not entirely a snob appeal kind of thing.
Depending on the equipment you choose, it can be quick and easy or nearly a celebration of art form.
Secura Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer
We review the 250ml MMF-003 vs. the 425ml MF-020
Don’t you just love sitting down to a fresh, hot latte or cappuccino in the morning? What’s your favorite? Is it the latte with the perfectly steamed milk? Or maybe it’s the cappuccino with the delicate cloud of foam on a wonderful mix of espresso and milk.
Whatever it is, wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to wait until you hit the coffee shop before taking the first heavenly sip? What if you could do this without leaving home?
Even better, not even having to get dressed… Continued
The Rancilio Rocky Review
Tough, durable and with a reputation for quality.
Rancilio is known in the coffee industry for quality coffee making equipment. And a solid reputation for listening to their customers. This helps in keeping that quality high with improvements year after year.
The Rancilio Rocky grinder is a case in point. The grinder has been on the market since the early 2000’s, but continues to be one of the most popular grinders sold according to many vendors.
Coffee Resources Guide for 2018
Welcome to the Wired for Coffee Resources page. We’ve loaded up the page with contact information for the various manufacturers of coffee makers, coffee grinders and other coffee related equipment that we review on the site.
Now, you’ll usually find we have the contact information on the reviews, but we figure, a good collection page like this makes it a lot easier to find if you’ve got a problem. So, make sure that you bookmark this page for easy reference in the future. Continued
I found the Baratza Vario W grinder while scrounging around researching another topic. It all started with the following scene.
Tell me if this is familiar.
You go into a busy coffee shop or bakery that sells premium coffee. You start to place your order and then all of a sudden, it sounds like a weed whacker went off in the barista area.
You’re nearly screaming at the counter person to place your order.
Updated on March, 21 2018
Your coffee habit is costing you. Scary thought isn’t it?
And no, I don’t mean money, though that’s a concern. What I’m talking about is the price you’re paying for poor quality coffee. Continued
Crazy, isn’t it? Coffee is so popular and it’s everywhere. But, you don’t always want to go out for coffee.
For one thing, it’s time consuming to wait in line. For another, it’s costly over the long run. You can easily run your budget into the ground after shelling out $2-$4 or more for coffee every day.
Figure $750 – $1400. And that’s just for one cup.
So, what do you do?
Look for a good coffee maker, of course.
Man, it can make your head spin… Continued
Could it be? Can the Technivorm Moccamaster really prove to be the last coffee maker you ever buy?
It’s possible, the Moccamaster is made to be reliable and last a long time. But you might have some questions as to whether it’s really worth the $200-$300 price.
I know I did. Especially when you can buy any number of American-made coffeemakers for under $100. And when it’s just a coffee maker — no extra stuff like a grinder or the ability to make fancy specialty coffees, well, it’s something you want to look at closely.
Ready to check it out? Good.
Let’s take a look… Continued
Small coffee shops were a common attraction and dotted the highways and byways of the United States and Canada in the 1920’s and 30’s. For the traveler with a newly acquired car and taste for adventure, they were a welcome stop.
But as time marched on and the highways were displaced by the freeways, the little coffee shops were soon bypassed and forgotten by most travelers. They still had some local community traffic, but the vacationer and traveler was no longer stopping by.
Eventually, most of these went out of business and were torn down. There are some that have been renovated and turned into either historic displays or were returned to use as a working coffee shop.
We rounded up a few just for fun to get an idea of what’s out there on some of the side roads of Canada and America that are well worth dropping by and exploring. Continued