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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...

best coffee maker under 50

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 there are still variables that should be considered. After all, we are unique java-lovers with our own preferences, lifestyles, and priorities. Our goal at The Coffee Files is to do the research and the narrowing down for you, and provide a clean, simple list

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best automatic pour over coffee maker

Best Automatic Pour Over Coffee Maker

The Best Automatic Pour Over Coffee Maker A 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, particularly if the schedule (and the clock) are telling you that it's time to get movin'. When I have the time, there is no other way to brew my java than with my trusty little ceramic pour over, #2 cone-shaped coffee filters, and freshly ground

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best espresso machine under 100

Best Espresso Machine Under 100

Best Espresso Machines Under $100 - 2020 Review When 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 word, no surprise there, that is the past participle of the word esprimere. It means "to express" or "to press out". So our term, caffé espresso literally means "pressed-out coffee". If you were to be brewing a caffé espresso in Italy it would

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best grind and brew coffee maker

Best Grind and Brew Coffee Maker

Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers for 2020  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 to provide you with all of the pertinent details. Whether you're just beginning to enjoy the coffee experience, or you want to learn more about how to make really good coffee at home, the idea of a grind and brew machine is intriguing,

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best 4 cup coffee makers

Best 4 Cup Coffee Makers

The Best 4-Cup Coffee Makers - 2020 Review For 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, slow sip should be a simple process, right? Well, sometimes, not so much. If we want to make our coffee at home to save the time and expense of stopping into the neighborhood coffee shop, what method and type of coffee maker

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