Best Instant Coffee Reviews 2016

The Best Instant Coffee 2018: Review and Breakdown

Instant coffee is undoubtedly the fastest way to get a cup of Joe. Just add your desired amount to a mug of hot water and stir. There's no messing with filters or machines, just your...
Best Espresso Beans of 2016

Your Definitive Guide to the Best Espresso Beans of 2018

Espresso beans are coffee beans that have been pressed and dark roasted to make espresso. The dark roast gives espresso its distinctive bold and bitter flavor. Any variety of coffee bean can be pressed to...
Best Grinders for French Press Coffee

5 Best Coffee Grinders For French Press

One of the most important factors in making a great cup of French press coffee is making sure that your coffee beans are ground properly. If the grounds are too fine, you will end up...
Keurig Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Guide for Keurig Coffee Makers

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...
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker Review

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

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...
How Many Calories in Coffee and Tea

Do You Know How Many Calories Are in Your Cup of Coffee or Tea?

If you are looking for another reason to love coffee, consider the fact that it has virtually no calories. If you drink your coffee black or with minimal cream or sugar, you can drink it...
Best Kona Coffee

Best Kona Coffee (Single-Serve, Whole Bean, Pre-ground) in 2018 – A Hawaiian Jewel

Kona is the name given to coffee grown in the Kona Districts on the island of Hawaii. Only coffee grown in this area can legally be called Kona coffee, and the state of Hawaii has...
French Press vs AeroPress vs Chemex vs Drip vs Percolator vs Pour Over

How Does a French Press Differ from Other Coffee Makers?

The French press coffee maker is known around the world by a variety of different names, including cafetière, press pot, and coffee plunger. The coffee press was first patented by a man named Attilio Calimani...
Dark Roast vs Medium Roast vs Light Roast

Dark Roast vs Medium Roast vs Light Roast – How to Pick the Perfect...

One of the biggest factors affecting the taste of your coffee is the level to which the beans are roasted. Green coffee beans have very little flavor until they are subjected to the heat of...
How To Drink Black Coffee

Discover the Joys of Drinking 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...
How to Make Mushroom Tea

How to Enjoy the Health Benefits of 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...
Latte vs Cappuccino vs Macchiato

Latte vs Cappuccino vs Macchiato – A Guide to Espresso-Based Coffee Drinks

If you are confused by all of the different terms on the menu of your local coffeehouse, you are not alone. If you have a hard time telling your cappuccino from your latte, the following...
Does coffee go bad?

Should I Worry About My Coffee Going Bad?

Most of us have been in a position where we buy more coffee than we can use right away, forgotten about a can or bag of coffee in the back of the cupboard, or wondered...

The Best Offerings in Instant Decaf Coffee for 2018

For those who love the taste of coffee but who do not want a caffeine overload, the coffee offerings have traditionally been somewhat limited and less than desirable. Most of the widely available decaf coffees...

How to Make Iced Coffee – Discovering the Joys of Coffee on the Rocks

While an overwhelming majority of Americans prefer their coffee piping hot, a growing number are discovering how refreshing coffee can be when served over ice. These chilly delights are most popular among young adults between...
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...
Why is Coffee Called Java?

Java: A Name Rich in History

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...
Why is Coffee Called a Cup of Joe

A Cup of Joe: The Story Behind the Name

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...
Benefits of Coffee on Skin, Hair

Rise and Shine: Coffee as a Beauty Aid

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...
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...
Why Doesn't Caffeine Affect Me

There Is Reason Why Your Afternoon Cup of Coffee May Not You Wake Up

If you rely on a strong cup of coffee to help you function first thing in the morning, you are in good company. About 80 percent of Americans depend on some form of caffeine to...
How Much Coffee For 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Cups?

How Much Coffee For 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 30, 40 Cups?

Unlike the rest of her family, Mary wasn’t a coffee drinker. She couldn’t fathom why anyone would swig the bitter brew voluntarily. As she pushed her shopping cart past the aromatic bags of exotic-sounding blends,...
Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Reviews

Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

The Australian-made Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine offers customizable dependability. With clear settings and reliable design, you can enjoy the perfect cup time after time. The sleek, impressive design will instantly transform your kitchen into...
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...
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...

How To Make Espresso At Home Without A Machine

Using an espresso machine is still the best way to make a traditional and fantastic espresso, but that doesn't mean you absolutely have to have one in order to enjoy this type of coffee. First,...
The Different Types of Coffee Makers

The Different Types of Coffee Makers and How to Use Them

A good cup of coffee for many people stands for the beginning of a new day or a relaxing break in the middle of the day. Not only are there a myriad of ways to...
Difference Between Coffee Espresso Cappuccino Mocha Latte

Coffee and Espresso Culture: What Do All Those Terms Mean?

Figuring out coffee culture terms can be confusing if you're just stepping into it. What are all those foreign-sounding terms like espresso, latte, cappuccino and the like? Espresso is coffee, but not all coffee is...
Types Of Espresso Machine

The Wide, Wonderful World of Espresso Machines

Choosing your first espresso machine can seem daunting at first. There are many types of espresso machines to choose from. What makes it even more difficult is that what is the best espresso machine for...
The Differences Between Espresso And Coffee

What Are Some Of The Differences Between Espresso And Coffee

Are you a coffee lover? Are you committed to just one brand and flavor of coffee? Or have you considered certain trying various different flavors or types of coffee drinks? The good news is—there are...