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Coffee Makers and Such

Coffee makers come in so many shapes, sizes, functions, and budgets. It can be hard to choose which preparation will work best for you. What do I do? I mix it up and brew different types of coffee depending on the day and my mood. It keeps things interesting! 

If you're searching for a simple and no-nonsense way to find the type of coffee maker for your lifestyle, you are in the right place, my friend.

What's new in the world of coffee preparation and gear...

coffee maker vs French press

Coffee Maker vs French Press: How They Compare

Last Updated on June 30, 2022 Ask someone how they brew coffee and you’ll likely get quite a variety of responses. Some prefer to use a French press, while others prefer drip coffee makers. Both of these methods have their unique benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we will compare French press coffee to

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how does a keurig work

How Does a Keurig Work?

Last Updated on January 13, 2022 Keurig coffee makers are one of the most popular ways to brew coffee at home, but most of us take for granted that our fresh cup of hot coffee is going to brew quickly and taste great. Have you ever thought about the question, how does a Keurig work? 

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how to make coffee in a bodum pour over

How to Make Coffee in a Bodum Pour Over

Last Updated on November 9, 2021 Making a great cup of coffee is easy when you have the right tools, and the pour over method is always a great option. As coffee makers go, a pour over is simple, economical, and brews a very tasty cup of coffee. If you’re looking to make your morning

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Can You Put Milk in a Keurig? Find Out What Happens If You Do

Last Updated on November 2, 2021 The Keurig coffee maker is one of the most popular single-cup brewing systems available. It’s a great way to make a quick, hot cup of coffee at home or in the office. Many people wonder, though, can you put milk in a Keurig? While it might seem like an obvious

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best travel French press

Best Travel French Press Options When You’re On The Go

Last Updated on January 6, 2022 There are countless ways to drink coffee while on the go, but many of them cause you to sacrifice taste or convenience. And if you’re a French press lover it can be even more difficult to get the result you’re after. So, here is a welcome solution, my friend.

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how long do keurigs last

How Long Do Keurigs Last? 5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Coffee Maker

Last Updated on October 3, 2021 Keurig coffee makers are one of the most popular ways to make a cup of joe. They’re easy to use, fast and convenient. But what happens when your coffee machine stops performing well, or even worse, it breaks? Coffee lovers can become less than pleasant when their morning caffeine

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smart home coffee makers

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Smart Home Coffee Maker

Last Updated on September 7, 2021 When you wake up in the morning, chances are that a cup of delicious coffee is on your mind.  But making a good cup of coffee can be kind of a hassle, especially first thing in the morning, or when you’re in the middle of something really, really important

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percolator vs drif coffee

Coffee 101: What’s The Difference Between Percolator and Drip Coffee?

Last Updated on August 26, 2021 If you’re a coffee lover you probably have a favorite brewing method. I know I do. My preferences lean toward the strong, rich, brews with nothing added to them. Just a black cup of coffee. There are subtle, and not-so-subtle differences in brewing methods, and in this post we’re

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best electric gooseneck kettles

Best Electric Gooseneck Kettles for Your Home: A 2022 Review

Last Updated on January 9, 2022 What is a gooseneck kettle, and why would you want to have one? And in case you’re wondering, yes, these are the kettles with the long, slim, curved necks that resemble, well…a goose. Thus the name, my friend. A gooseneck kettle is a type of kettle that has the

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how long do coffee makers last

How Long Do Coffee Makers Last? A Helpful Guide

Last Updated on July 14, 2021 Long Live Your Coffee Maker: How Long Do They Last? Coffee gear is something that every coffee-lover must have. Because we’re all unique in our preferences, the gear itself varies: drip coffee maker, French press, ceramic pour over, espresso machine, single cup machine, and the list goes on. So,

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best dual coffee maker

Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2022

The Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2022: Our Top 5 PicksWe 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

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best bpa free coffee makers

Best BPA Free Coffee Makers

Best BPA Free Coffee Makers: Learn More and See the 5 Top Picks of 2022If you’re searching for the best BPA free coffee makers, we’ve got you covered. And, although you’ve probably done your homework regarding BPA, what it is and why you might have a concern, we’ll give you some helpful information and guide

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how to make coffee in a moka pot

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 BeginnerA 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 of

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best coffee maker under 50

Best Coffee Maker Under 50

How to Find the Best Coffee Maker Under $50 in 2022There 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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best automatic pour over coffee maker

Best Automatic Pour Over Coffee Maker

The Best Automatic Pour Over Coffee Makers for 2022A perfectly brewed cup of pour over coffee is, well, almost heavenly. If you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Rich, clean flavor, brewed exactly the way you want it. The down side to the process is that it’s a little bit labor intensive,

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best espresso machine under 100

Best Espresso Machine Under 100

Best Espresso Machines Under $100 – 2022 ReviewWhen Italian Luigi Bezzera filed a patent in the early 1900’s for a machine that forced boiling water and steam through coffee grinds into a cup, he probably had no idea what would come from that. Or, maybe he did. The word ‘espresso’ (not ex-press-o, please) is an Italian

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best grind and brew coffee maker

Best Grind and Brew Coffee Maker

Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers for 2022 How to Choose the Best Model for You There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a hot cup of coffee brewed with freshly ground coffee beans. Seriously. So if you’re searching for the best grind and brew coffee maker, we understand the goal and have put in the time

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best 4 cup coffee makers

Best 4 Cup Coffee Makers

The Best 4-Cup Coffee Makers – 2022 ReviewFor many of us, a good day gets off to a great start with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. In fact, our morning is missing something if we don’t have a mug of java in our hand. Going from a bleary-eyed “I need coffee!” to the first long,

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