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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...

how to make coffee in a bodum pour over

How to Make Coffee in a Bodum Pour Over

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 coffee ritual easier, and you don’t

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can you put milk in a keurig?

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

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 thing to do, using milk instead

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best travel French press

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

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. A French press travel mug allows

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how long do keurigs last

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

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 fix is not available! So, we’re

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smart home coffee makers

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

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 and feel the pull of a

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percolator vs drif coffee

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

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 going to compare percolator coffee vs

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best electric gooseneck kettles

Best Electric Gooseneck Kettles for Your Home: A 2021 Review

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 spout at an angle. They are

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how long do coffee makers last

How Long Do Coffee Makers Last? A Helpful Guide

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, it’s a sad day when you

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best dual coffee maker

Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2021

The Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2021: 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 2021If 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 2021There 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 2021A 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 – 2021 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 2021 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 – 2021 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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