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Choosing the Best Coffee Grinder: The Ultimate Guide

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The old adage of “value in, value out,” applies more so to coffee than most other aspects of life. You’re doing yourself no favors with that cheap electric  grinder you picked up on sale last year. There’s an unofficial rule that for every dollar you spend on an espresso machine, half that should go toward a coffee grinder. The best grinders put out a consistent grind across the very fine to coarse spectrum. Combined with freshly roasted beans, the end

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Caffeinated at 30,000 Feet: Is It Possible to Make Your Own Coffee on an Airplane?

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My philosophy toward airline coffee has always been, “Take what you can get and make the best of it.” Certainly the flight attendant would prefer I sit down, shut up and accept her meager brew. But it hit me– why can’t I make my own on the plane? Is it even possible? We set out to find the answer. Caffeinated at 30,000 Feet: Mile High Brewing Setups The constraints of a typical economy cabin don’t leave many options open. High-flying brewers

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The Beauty of Red Coffee Makers

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Red is the color of energy and emotion, so isn't it only natural that you brew with a red coffee maker? These bright red Ferrari machines add a centerpiece to your kitchen and let everyone know coffee is the boss of your household. Check out these beautiful red coffee makers for a change from the standard of white, black and stainless steel appliances of Suburbia.

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Coffee and Dogs: A Tribute

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A few readers objected when Coffee Krave posted Coffee and Cats: A Tribute last April. Sure, cats might be ok, but what about dogs? I suppose you can’t enjoy man’s favorite drink without man’s best friend. By special request, here’s a tribute to coffee and dogs. 1. A Balancing Act Photo: SuperFantastic 2. Coffee in the Dog Park Photo: Max / MDgoesMAD 3. Just Hanging Out Photo: Sam Fam Related: How to Choose the Best Coffee Maker– The right

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Mission Possible: How to Save a Laptop from a Coffee Spill

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Your mission: Save your laptop from a coffee spill disaster. Saving your electronic devices in the event of an unfortunate baptism by coffee can be a “Mission “Possible” – with a little luck and some lightening-fast reflexes. The basic parameters of the situation: Liquids can cause short-circuits. Short circuits damage electronic components. Your odds of successfully recovering from a spill depend the amount of liquid that was spilled, how corrosive and conductive the liquid is and how you react

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Crisis in the Fields: Climate Change and Coffee Rust

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It’s beginning to look like 2013 will go down in the history books as the coffee world’s annus horribilis. It’s the Year of Rust, or more specifically, Hemileia vastatrix, the coffee rust fungus. While never a welcome sight, the telltale orange dust can, in a normal year, typically be described as seasonal, commonplace and mild. The adjectives that are being used in coffee rust conversations this year conjure up a very different reality: severe, devastating, crisis. The rust compromises

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