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Ninja Coffee Bar Reviews

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If you’re looking for the convenience of a single-serve coffee machine but you don’t want the running costs or environmental footprint of a pod-style coffee maker, Ninja comes flying to the rescue. Today, we’ll look at 5 of the strongest Coffee Bars in their impressive range so you can decide which, if any, would make […]

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The Best Keurig Coffee Maker – Buyer’s Guide

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Keurig is a stellar brand responsible for bringing the single serve coffee maker to market and popularizing this convenient push-button brewing method. With pod sales accounting for billions of dollars in sales, Keurig might be a one-trick pony but it’s incredibly successful nevertheless. Today, we’ll look at 7 of the best Keurig coffee makers so […]

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The Best Coffee Grinder Reviews

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Coffee grinder grinds freshly coffee beans in a portafilter The foundation of a lip-smacking cup of coffee is fresh beans ground directly before brewing. The only way you can ensure this type of freshness is to invest in the best coffee grinder. Many people are put off grinding their own beans before they even get […]

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10 Best French Press Coffee Makers

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What do you most value when you’re making coffee? Addressing this question off the bat will make it far more likely you end up with an appropriate brewing system than a rash waste of money. If you’ve previously turned your nose up at the faithful French press and considered it a primitive method of making […]

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Troubleshooting Guide for Keurig Coffee Makers

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Many of today’s coffee makers, including Keurigs, contain computer screens, sensors, and other delicate components that can easily malfunction. The following guide will help you troubleshoot some of the most common issues affecting Keurig coffee makers. My Keurig Will Not Turn On: The first step is to make sure that the machine is plugged in. […]

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An Overview of the Nespresso Pixie Brewing System – Review & Buyer’s Guide

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker Review

Many single-serve coffee makers claim that they allow you to brew espresso. While these coffees may be stronger than traditional coffee, they hardly qualify as espresso. The Nespresso Pixie is different from other home brewing systems in that it brews using pressure. This allows for an authentic espresso extraction without the need for measuring, tamping, […]

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Discover the Joys of Drinking Black Coffee

How To Drink Black Coffee

The very idea of drinking black coffee conjures up images of cowboys and other tough guys. In fact, most die-hard coffee lovers consider it a crime against coffee to dilute and muddy the flavor of coffee with cream and sugar. The following looks at why drinking black coffee can be a revelation for your senses. […]

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How to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Mushroom Tea

How to Make Mushroom Tea

The practice of making infusions or “tea” from mushrooms for medicinal purposes has existed in many Eastern cultures for thousands of years. It is now catching on with health enthusiasts here in the United Sates and appearing in many natural and health food stores. Teas made from edible or medicinal mushrooms provide a variety of […]

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Boosting the Effects of Your Workout with Coffee

Boosting the Effects of Your Workout with Coffee

While coffee is often viewed as a legal and socially acceptable vice, various studies have concluded that coffee has a number beneficial effects, including boosting mood, providing antioxidants, and decreasing the risk of diabetes. Caffeine may also prove to be a superfood in terms of helping you get more out of your daily workout. Effects […]

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Java: A Name Rich in History

Why is Coffee Called Java?

Referring to coffee as “a cup of java” is a nod to the drink’s rich history. According to historians, coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia around the year 850. By the 1600s, cultivating and drinking coffee had spread far beyond Africa thanks to Dutch traders. Why Is Coffee Called Java? Coffee was originally viewed with […]

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A Cup of Joe: The Story Behind the Name

Why is Coffee Called a Cup of Joe

Many coffee drinkers refer to the caffeinated beverage as “a cup of joe.” How did this name become synonymous with everyone’s favorite morning pick-me-up? The following looks at several theories as to how coffee became known as “joe.” Cup of Joe Origin The term “cup of joe” first appeared in the 1930s and has been […]

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Rise and Shine: Coffee as a Beauty Aid

Benefits of Coffee on Skin, Hair

Becky slumped in the salon chair, hoping her stylist would have mercy. “I know my shampoo isn’t the best for my hair, but things have been tight lately, and I haven’t been able to spring for the salon brands—” She trailed off as the girl frowned and held up a wispy flyaway. “I’ll get a […]

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Explore the Joys of Turkish Coffee

Explore the Joys of Turkish Coffee

Although Seattle seems to be the current capital of the coffee world, coffee drinking appears to have first developed in Yemen during the 15th century. By 1640, the first reported coffeehouse was opened in what is known today as Istanbul, Turkey. The unique taste, aroma, body, and method of preparing devised during the days of […]

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The Story of Coffee: From Bean to Barista

The Story of Coffee: From Bean to Barista

The Ethiopian goatherd Kaldi had never seen his goats so playful. Could it be that the cherry-laden shrubbery was contributing to their energy? He bit into the crimson-cloaked seeds and immediately knew he’d hit on something revolutionary. His sight was clearer, his tiredness was gone, and his mind was alert. He brought some seeds to […]

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The Percolator: A Retro Choice for Brewing Coffee

The Percolator A Retro Choice for Brewing Coffee

Once the standard method of brewing coffee, percolators faded from popularity starting in the 1970s with the advent of drip and single-use coffee makers. Percolators are starting to make a comeback among those craving a bit of nostalgia or who like their coffee rich and full-bodied. They are still commonly used at church and other […]

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