A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.”

The Scoop About Coffee

Brewing a delicious and satisfying (a-h-h-h-h!) cup of coffee should be simple, right? Well, sometimes yes and sometimes not so much.

But, never fear, my friend. I've got you covered. Your questions about how to make good coffee at home, or a really strong cup of coffee, even espresso coffee (without the expensive espresso machine!). are all answered quite nicely right here.

Maybe you're a true novice to the java world, and just want to know how to get started drinking coffee so you can be, well, a cool coffee drinker.

Discover the answers to these questions and many more, right here. Prepare your java with confidence!

Here's the latest scoop:

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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 and sugar, I'll take a pass. Am I an OCD coffee snob? No. I'm after the result, the bottom line. How I get there doesn't have to follow an exact set of rules, specific equipment (that costs an arm and a leg), and a

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How to Make Espresso Coffee

How to Make Espresso Coffee Without an Espresso Machine When it comes to learning how to make espresso coffee without using an espresso machine, there are some fundamentals that are really helpful to know and understand. The goal, of course, is to create that magical, dark, aromatic brew that will give you the jolt, satisfaction, and enjoyment you're looking for, without investing in an espresso maker. Well, my friend, I'm here to tell you that it can be done. Will the shot of espresso that you create taste exactly like a shot produced from an espresso machine? Not exactly.

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How to Make Strong Coffee

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Coffee for Beginners – The Definitive Guide for Newbies

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How to Make Good Coffee at Home, Simplified

How to Make Good Coffee at Home, Simplified Crafting a really tasty cup of coffee isn't rocket science, but there are some fundamentals that, if you decide to follow them, can result in a cup of java that is, well, memorable. So, the question of how to make good coffee at home is a legitimate one and can be answered with eight, not-too-difficult tips. The good news is that they can apply to just about any brewing method, with a few modifications. So, whether you prefer a simple 4 cup coffee maker, a 12 cup  model with all the

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