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

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

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

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

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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

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

Fine to Coarse Ground Coffee: What’s the Best Grind for You?

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The perfect cup relies on the the right bean grind. Here’s how to find yours.

Updated February 13, 2017
Information overload got your coffee experience grinding to a halt?

We can all agree, it’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to making a truly great cup of coffee. There are some variables to be aware of.

One of those is the grind of coffee that you use. Continued

DeLonghi EC702: The Italian Espresso Machine for the Beginner

The DeLonghi EC702 is a great starter espresso machine. Compact, quick and under $200

Ready to make the move and try your hand at making espresso but not sure where to start? Or, maybe, it’s time to save some money on the coffee shop habit.

$4 a day does add up awfully quickly and your time in line is valuable too.

Which ever decision you may be considering, the DeLonghi EC702 semi- automatic espresso maker might just be what you’re after. Continued