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Choosing the Best Coffee Grinder: The Ultimate Guide

hand coffee grinder

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 result is a coffee experience fit for a king. Yet many coffee drinkers are still using blade-based grinders that deliver an inconsistent grind, resulting in a less flavorful mix of under and over-extracted coffee. Read More...

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

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The Top 10 Coffee Makers: Unplugged

We have been in a list making mode recently at CoffeeKrave. To continue the trend, we present out Top Ten Coffee Makers. From the Espro Press to the Cona Vacuum Brewer . . . here are our takes on the top gear to grace your countertops. Read More...

Moka Pots: The Stovetop “Espresso” Makers

moka pot

The topic du jour at CoffeeKrave this morning: Moka pots. More specifically, who loves them, who hates them and do they really make espresso? Read More...

Commercial Coffee Makers: Just What Does My Workplace Need?

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If you count yourself among those wishing for better coffee in the office, we remind you (in the words of Star Trek Captain Jean Luc Picard): “Wishing for something does not make it so.”

Instead of accepting the acrid taste of liquid cinder (associated with the “burner effect”), we urge you to question the dominant office coffee paradigm. Be an active advocate for better brew. Read More...

The Caféjo My French Press: Blasphemy by the K-Cup

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Tips for Making the Most of Your EkoBrew or Refillable K-Cup

The EkoBrew is a hot item this holiday season. Refillable K-cups are the only way out of the Keurig sink hole, which gets deeper and deeper as you spend increasing amounts of money on stale K-cups. The Ekobrew or similar K-cup won’t turn your Keurig into a five-star coffee maker overnight, but when used properly it’s one hell of an improvement. Follow our tips for better coffee with the Ekobrew and other refillable K-cups. Read More...

Starbucks Verismo: The Coffee Giant is Now in the Single Serve Market

Starbucks Verismo

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Tassimo vs Keurig

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What is the Best Electric Kettle for Coffee?

An electric kettle

“We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven’t had any tea for a week…
The bottom is out of the Universe.” Read More...

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