French Press vs AeroPress: The Monster Guide

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The French press and the AeroPress are two similar press methods that yield two completely different kinds of coffee. So the question of French press versus AeroPress is really as simple as it might seem. One is a stronger, bolder flavor of coffee. The other is milder and much less acidic. Which do you prefer?
French Press vs AeroPress. Two popular press methods but two different coffee results.

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.

A year!

So, what do you do?

Look for a good coffee maker, of course.

Man, it can make your head spin… Continued

Winter Coffee Drinks and Recipes to Warm Up With

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Cold fall and winter evenings ahead? Try these five hot coffee drinks from around the world to warm up your nights.
Cold nights, cold hands. Warm coffee. 5 coffee recipes to warm you all over. Ahh.

The cold weather is finally here and these frosty nights call out for something warm to drink. Curious to see what could be found that was different, I tried searching for coffees based on a country theme.

I found these five, one of which is an old standby, that look tasty as well as easy to make. Continued

7 Ways to Find Your Coffee Love With a Coffee Sampler or Subscription

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Find just the right heart warming coffee with a sampler delivered to your door.

Did you know there’s a world of coffee just waiting for you to find it?

Want to try some new or different coffees but you just don’t have the time to visit every coffee shop around?

Or maybe there’s a coffee fan on your gift list that loves experimenting with new tastes and flavors.

Want to know a secret? Continued

12 Best Coffee Gifts for the Coffee Lover in Your Life

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This year, give your java head a gift they’ll really love.

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Looking for the best coffee gifts for a java head or two in your life?

There are tons of gadgets and widgets of all sizes and some are actually useful. With Christmas just around the corner, now is a great time to beat the crowds and start shopping.

But if you don’t get any direction and you’re not a coffee person yourself, it can be too easy to get something that’s not quite right.

The thing is, it can be downright overwhelming to wade through all the coffee related stuff out there.

How do you know which one to choose? Continued

Make Your Best Pour Over Coffee in 2017

Getting a great pour over coffee isn’t hard. Do it at home and skip the barista.

 

 

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.
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The Definitive Technivorm Moccamaster Review

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Technivorm Moccamaster review
The Technivorm Moccamaster – built to last. KBGT741 shown.


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.

Or are you itching to buy the Technivorm Moccamaster? Click here to get a great deal on Amazon!

Let’s take a look… Continued

Great Roadside Coffee Stands

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These are fun coffee themed coffee shops around the US and Canada. In the US they were very popular in the '20s. But most fell into disrepair or were torn down. Some were restored and a new wave of shops has appeared over the last 10 years.
Mini shops that have Maxi coffee taste. Many can still be found on the byways of the US and Canada.

 

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.

The Coffee Pot – A Canada Roadside Attraction in Davidson, Saskatchewan

The Coffee Pot in Davidson, Saskatchewan celebrates the heritage of the town, community spirit in rural life.
The Coffee Pot

 

As a Canada Roadside Attraction in Davidson, Saskatchewan, the Coffee Pot is meant to symbolize
Davidson’s hospitality.

Made in 1996 out of sheet metal, the pot came about with great community effort. The scenes on the pot are of the heritage of the town, community spirit and the rural life.

More of Saskatchewan here.

The Coffee Pot in Bedford PA

The Coffee Pot in Bedford, Pennsylvania - The dilapidated 1925 coffee pot themed cafe was restored in 2003 and has a new home at the fairgrounds.
Bedford, Pennsylvania’s The Coffee Pot

 

One of the many coffee pot themed coffee shops that lined highways in the ’20s, The Coffee Pot is located in Bedford Pennsylvania.

It had fallen into direpair in later years, but the town of Beford decided to rejuvenate the old bit of history. The Bedford COunty Fair bought it for a dollar and restored it in 2004. It now sits proudly across the street from the fairgrounds.

See more here.

The Hot Spot Coffee Stop

Hot Spot Coffee stand. Looks like a one-(wo)man brew in a one-(wo)man percolator!
The Hot Spot Coffee stand – Arlington, Washington

 

In Arlington Washington, the Hotspot Coffee stop was cranking out coffee near a Chevron parking lot.

Located along Highway 530 near Interstate 5, the 12 foot shop opened in 2004. Originally setup as a franchise operation, sadly the Hotspot is no longer in business.

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Need Coffee? Quick Stop

Here's a clever use of a small 2 person trailer. Travel and set up shop anywhere!
Detour Coffee’s mobile branch

 

Dundas, Ontario’s Detour Coffee has a mobile branch! This little two person trailer and now coffee stop is waiting for your call.

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Espresso Simpatico Coffee Shop

The Espresso Simpatico coffee mug just waiting to serve up a nice brew on a beautiful Alaska morning.
The Espresso Simpatico in Seward, Alaska

 

Another little coffee themed shop, this time in the shape of a coffee mug. It’s in Seward AL and located at 1915 Seward Hwy. It sits in a lot next to a Safeway grocery store. The scenery creates a beautiful backdrop no matter which angle you shoot.

Once you’re done taking pictures, get your coffee in a bunch of different combos.

Oh, and espresso, Natch!

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A collection of coffee themed
coffee stops and roadside
attractions. Located in the
US and Canada.

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Gaggia Titanium – Flexible Enough For the Home or Office

The Gaggia Titanium Coffee Center offers great coffee, espresso and milk based coffee drinks for the home or office.

Looking for a flexible coffee solution for home or office?

The Gaggia Titanium may be your answer. Gaggia calls the Titanium a Coffee Center and with good reason. Giving you control over the grind size and strength, which allows you to customize your selection of coffee drinks, the Titanium is comfortable in the home and flexible enough for a small office. Continued

What’s the Best Water for Coffee?

Clean, pure water. Good for you, good for your coffee.

Water. It’s everywhere and we don’t give it a second thought. But it’s the most used substance in almost any human enterprise.

Especially coffee making.

Did you know it makes up to 95 to 98% of the coffee in your cup?

It then makes a lot of sense to use the best, freshest and cleanest water we can find, doesn’t it? Continued

Jura Impressa S9: The Coffee Machine That’s Waiting for You

Jura Impressa S9
Jura Impressa S9 – Multiple selections of premium brewed coffee and espresso waiting for you

Update December 7, 2016: the Jura Impressa S9 is no longer being manufactured. However, there is now the option on Amazon of buying a refurbished Jura S9. These are available at a substantial savings. Since the Jura S9 is available on Amazon in that respect, you’re still getting all those great Amazon benefits.

The links provided in the following article link to Amazon vendors who are offering the refurbished units.

Just make sure you check their warranty information before purchasing. Most Jura Authorized dealers will offer a one year Factory Warranty.

Fresh brewed coffee in the morning is great, isn’t it? Not so great is having to get everything setup to have it all ready for you to brew.

Yes I know, you have automatic machines for your regular coffee so it’s ready in the morning. But how about your espresso? Your cappuccino? Continued

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