“What goes best with coffee? Another cup.”

Henry Rollins


A Great Cup of Coffee Starts with a Little Bean

(and some handy knowledge about the coffee-making process!)

It really isn't necessary to go to school to learn more about the coffee-making process, but a little bit of knowledge sure helps! We want to confidently create our brew, don't we? 

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of varieties of coffee beans, grown in many parts of the world. Learn more about what type of bean, and which grind, will work the best for you. You'll discover how coffee is actually made, and where to buy these little gems, too!

What's new in the world of coffee beans, coffee facts

how long does cold brew last

How Long Does Cold Brew Last? Discover How to Make It Well & Enjoy It Longer

Cold brew coffee is a delicious and simple way to make your own coffee at home, and coffee lovers everywhere are discovering the joys of this less acidic, smooth, creamy cold coffee. It’s also more economical than buying it from the store or cafe. Your brew needs to be stored properly, though, or the cold

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difference between light roast and dark roast coffee

The Difference Between Light Roast and Dark Roast Coffee

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Best Light Roast Coffee for 2021: How to Choose Yours

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coffee for people who don't like coffee

Coffee for People Who Don’t Like Coffee

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Java lovers know that coffee can be a lifesaver, but what do you do when you’re not able to brew your cup of joe? It can certainly be a feeling of desperation when you realize that your supply of coffee filters is gone. G-O-N-E. So the frenzied search for a coffee filter substitute begins. No

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French Press Tips: Secrets to Brewing Great Coffee

Brewing coffee in the comfort of your own home can be an enjoyable ritual. One of the more popular ways to brew coffee is by using a French press, also called a “coffee press” or “cafetiere.” This process has been around since late 1800s and remains one of the most preferred methods for brewing delicious

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The Best Way to Grind Coffee Beans at Home

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Weak Coffee? Fix That Problem in 3 Simple Steps

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The Best Way to Make Coffee While Camping: A Must-Have for Adventurous Java Lovers

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7 Fun Ways to Make Coffee: A Guide to Creative Brewing

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The Best Organic Decaf Coffee to Drink in 2021

The Best Organic Decaf Coffee to Drink in 2021 Decaf coffee is a popular choice for many people because it has less of the caffeine that can lead to jitters, headaches, and sleeplessness. Some folks want to know that the cup of coffee they are enjoying has been grown to organic standards. And then there

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How to Bloom Coffee for a Better Cup of Joe It’s 6:00 am and you need your morning coffee. You grab the beans, water, and coffee filter for a cup of joe to kick start your day. But wait. Should you bloom the coffee? How does that process work? What does it mean? It seems

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Find the Perfect Coffee Brewing Temperature, Every Time

The perfect coffee brewing temperature is a hot topic in the coffee world, and in many a coffee lover’s kitchen. It can be difficult to find the right balance of flavor, taste and strength that you are looking for if your brewing water is too cold or too hot. So let’s discuss why the water

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simple coffee grind size chart

A Simple Coffee Grind Size Guide for Better Brewing at Home

Coffee grind size is one of the most important factors to consider when brewing a great tasting cup of coffee at home. I know, we just want to get to the end of the process and enjoy our java. I’m with you on that! But, if you’re brewing your coffee at home and grinding fresh,

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The Best Pre Ground Coffee for French Press? Our Top 5 Picks for 2021

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How to Make Coffee Taste Better: Best Tips for More Flavorful Java

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Just think about all of the coffee shops you’ve seen, frequented, and heard about. It has a rich and complex taste that many coffee lovers enjoy. However, despite the complexity, there are actually easy ways to make your cup of coffee more enjoyable! In

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The Best Instant Decaf Coffee for You to Enjoy in 2021

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can you reuse coffee grounds

Can You Reuse Coffee Grounds? 3 Reasons Why You Might Not Want To, and 3 Better Alternatives

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best dark roast coffee to enjoy

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