For love of coffee...one cup at a time


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!

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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!)


Recent Articles

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How to Make Coffee in a Moka Pot: A Guide for the Beginner

How to Make Coffee in a Moka Pot: A Guide for the Beginner A Moka pot is a curiously fascinating little coffee maker. The distinctive design sets it apart from any other coffee-brewing device, and the process is, well, a bit mysterious to most. When it comes to learning how to make a great cup

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what is white coffee?

What is White Coffee?

What is White Coffee? Get All the Scoop Here! What is white coffee? Well, let's take a closer look at these odd looking little beans and learn more about why they look the way they do, and what their appearance means to a cup of brewed white coffee. If you're a java lover and this

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Best Coffee Maker Under 50

How to Find the Best Coffee Maker Under $50 There are two things we know about folks who are searching for the best coffee maker under 50 bucks.  They want: 1) A good (not just okay, but really good) cup of brewed coffee using 2) an affordable coffee maker. It's pretty simple for sure, but

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how to make pour over coffee without a scale

How to Make Pour Over Coffee Without a Scale

How to Make Pour Over Coffee (without a scale) A simple, unscientific yet curiously satisfying method So, let's clarify something from the get-go. Am I a coffee snob? Yes. I only drink strong, black, fresh coffee, preferably whole bean, that has been ground just prior to brewing. If it's weak, old, or full of cream

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the best coffee beans for espresso and how to choose them

The Best Coffee Beans for Espresso and How to Choose Them

The Best Coffee Beans for Espresso & How to Choose Them Brewing a tasty, rich, and satisfying shot of espresso is a little bit like an art. It's much more than plopping a pod into a single-cup brewer, or absently tossing a few scoops of ground coffee into the drip coffee maker. No, my friend,

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less acidic coffee - it is time to make the switch?

Is It Time to Drink Less Acidic Coffee? Learn More and Choose the Best Brand

Less Acidic Coffee - Is It Time to Make the Switch? Learn More and Choose the Best Brand for You A love of coffee is something many of us share, and once hooked on the aroma, taste, and kick that a fresh, hot cup of java provides, it is not easy to give up. But

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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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