The 5 Best Burr Coffee Grinders of 2017

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The Coffee Grinder “Mystique”

In search of the best burr coffee grinders of 2017.

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

Make Your Best Pour Over Coffee in 2017

Curious about pour over coffee but confused over the different methods? Find out the big differences, they're not as bad as you think. From Chemex pots to Kalita Wave drippers, get on board and check out one of the most popular coffee making gigs in 2017. This might be performance art in the brewing.
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.

Rancilio Rocky Coffee Grinder Review For 2017

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The Rancilio Rocky Review
Tough, durable and with a reputation for quality.

The Rancilio Rocky is one of the most popular coffee grinders on the market. Durable, reliable and a reputation for quality and long life. The Rocky gets great reviews from users AND vendors. For the home and some light commercial duty, Rancilio made a great entry level grinder that will last for years.
The Rancilio Rocky comes in both doser
and doserless models. The SD is shown here.

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 2017

Coffee Resources Guide for 2017

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.

Click one of the links in the menu below to quickly get the information you need.

Super Automatic Coffee and Super Automatic Espresso Makers

Jura/Jura – Capresso
P.O. Box 9
20 Craig Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Phone 1-800-220-5701
Fax 1-201-767-9684

Toll free HELP LINE: 800-767-3554
Monday through Friday 9 am to 9 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Eastern


You can call the customer service desk at 888-389-4123 or contact via email:
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern.


Call De’Longhi customer support at 800-322-3848
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 9 am to 8 pm (ET)
You can also reach the company via mail:

De’Longhi America, Inc.
2 Park Way & Route 17 South
Suite 3A
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Attn: Customer Service



Call Saeco customer support at 800-933-7876
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern
Excluding Major Holidays



19400 S. Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501

Call customer support at 866-BREVILLE (1-866-273-8455)
8am to 5pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays

Breville asks that you not return products to this address without first talking to customer support and getting a Return Authorization number.
We highly recommend you do this, it’s pretty easy to lose a package in a huge support area.

Drippers and Other Manual Coffee Methods

Chemex Corp.
11 Veterans Drive
Chicopee, MA 01022

Call customer support at 800-243-6399

Hario Click here for Hario.


Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco, California, USA is the importer of the Kalita Wave. As such, they own and manage Kalita-USA. You can get in touch here:
2271 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Hours of operation 7AM–6PM Pacific

Call customer support at (415) 638-9227


Able Brewing says, “The best way to get in contact with us is through e-mail. Thanks!”

Able Brewing Equipment, Inc.
609 Ward St.
Martinez, CA 94553

Days of operation:
Monday – Friday. Closed all Holidays.

Electric Grinders


3923 – 120th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006-1120
Call customer support at 425-641-1245

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific
Monday through Friday



17777 North Center Court Dr. Suite 600
Cerritos, CA 90703


Gaggia Click here for Gaggia.

Bodum USA

Call customer support at 1-800-23-BODUM (26386)

Hours of operation: 9 am to 7 pm Eastern Monday through Friday except national holidays.

Breville Click here for Breville.


Call their Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-767-3554
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Eastern Time Zone


Mazzer Luigi S.p.a.
Via Moglianese, 113
30037 Gardigiano di Scorzè
Venezia – Italy

+39 041 5830200
+39 041 5831300

Manual or Handcrank Grinders

Bru Joy

Hario Click here for Hario.

Milk Frothers/Steamers

Breville Click here for Breville.

Capresso Click here for Capresso.



We’ll be expanding the list to include more information as we go along. Meanwhile, it you come across some information that would be useful here, let us know by dropping us a line here at our contact page.


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Baratza Vario W 986 Coffee Grinder 2017 Review

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The Baratza Vario W is weight based grinding. With the built in scale, you’ll get consistent grinding each and every time.  image

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.

Jura Capresso Impressa F7 Review 2017: Is It For You?

Jura Impressa F7
The Jura Impressa F7 is one button coffee and espresso. A flip of the switch gets you a creamy cappuccino.

Updated on January, 11 2017

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

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

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

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 highways and 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. 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

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