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Life can be hard.

Learning how to make your own coffee at home shouldn't be. 

Explore the Coffee Files and unlock the mystery of how to make your own coffee that's a pleasure to drink. Whether you're searching for the best coffee maker for your budget and preferences, the perfect coffee bean and grind, or some interesting facts about the beverage itself, you'll find what you need right here.

Our goal at the Coffee Files is to keep things simple and uncomplicated, providing our expertise and fact-finding results with you in order to help you learn to make good coffee at home!


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The Scoop About Coffee


Just starting out in your coffee adventure? Learn more about the product and how to brew it. Interesting facts about coffee, where does it come from, how is it made, and more!

making good coffee at home

Coffee, Beans, & More


Learn how to make a good cup of coffee at home. It's not hard if you know what to do. What type of bean, or grind, is best for a coffee maker? How strong should you brew your coffee? You'll find out right here! 

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Coffee Makers & Such


So many choices and brewing methods, from ultra budget friendly to top of the line. Standard coffee  maker, pour over, french press, moka pot...discover what is best for you. (Hint: it might be a variety of brewing methods!)


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Best Dark Roast Coffee to Enjoy in 2021

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How Long is Coffee Good After Brewing

How Long is Coffee Good After Brewing? Make Sure It's Good to the Last Drop! Coffee - the most awesome way to start the day! With its delicious aroma and taste, it is sure to put a smile even on the sleepiest face. There is just something so pleasing and comforting about it, and millions of us couldn’t be without our morning cup of joe.  Let's explore more about brewing coffee, and specifically, how long

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What is the Difference Between Decaf and Regular Coffee?

What is the Difference Between Decaf and Regular Coffee? Here are 8 Things You Should Know If you're a regular coffee drinker, the difference between decaf and regular coffee can be H-U-G-E. I mean, we enjoy our java for a variety of reasons...the boost it gives us, the rich, full-bodied taste, the ritual of the preparation, and more.  So considering a switch to decaf can be life-changing for some die hard coffee drinkers. Still, there

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3 Reasons Why Baking Soda in Coffee is a Good Idea

3 Reasons Why Baking Soda in Coffee is a Good Idea If you love your morning coffee but it doesn't seem to love you back, it could be the result of the acidity in the java. Sometimes the acid found in coffee can cause an upset in the form of heartburn, acid reflux, or even a stomach ache. Let's see how the simple act of baking soda in coffee can help alleviate these unwanted issues,

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Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2021

The Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2021: Our Top 5 Picks We love things that multi-task, don't we? I mean, why buy something that does one thing when you can buy a model that does two things? That's where we come in, friends, when the search is on for the best dual coffee maker.  Single cup? Travel cup? Large mug? Service for 3, 4, 6, or more? We've searched the options to present to you

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The 10 Best Dark Roast K Cups to Try in 2021

The 10 Best Dark Roast K Cups to Try in 2021 Dark roast coffee lovers of the world enjoy their java with a number of different brewing methods: drip, pour over, moka pot, espresso machine to name a few, and of course, via single cup brewers and the K cup. My coffee brewing methods are varied and somewhat depend on the time of day and my taste buds. Each brewing method returns a unique coffee

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Hi there...I'm Candi, creator of The Coffee Files.

For me, only the best tasting cup of coffee will do. Yes, I'm a coffee snob. And I'm happy to report that even if you're a coffee newbie, you've come to the right place! Let's discover how to make good  coffee at home, together. Read more about me here.

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