The Beauty of Red Coffee Makers


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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Announcing the Espro Press Giveaway

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Coffee Krave is excited to announce that we’re giving away not ONE Espro Press, but TWO Espro Press French press coffee makers. This no-grit press won our love back in August and is a top French press pick. We recently rated it number one in a list of the top Kickstarter coffee projects. Thanks to the team at Espro, we’re able to give away a small (8 oz) and large (32 oz) Espro Press to our readers. Do one

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The Top Kickstarter Coffee Projects


When we are in need of occupying a spare minute (or hour . . . or two), we like to search for coffee-related projects on Kickstarter. The atmosphere of creativity and indie innovation makes browsing Kickstarter project descriptions feel like you have a front row seat to an ultra-exclusive think tank. Not yet familiar with the genius that is Kickstarter? It’s a crowd-funding platform for creative projects, and you can learn more about it here.   So, what coffee

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Choosing the Best Milk Frother: A Buying Guide

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And what is a foam after all, but a big collection of bubbles? And what’s a bubble? It’s basically a very flimsy little latticework of proteins draped with water. – Alton Brown   Hypothetical Scenario: You, Dear Reader, have decided you want more foam in your life, on a consistent basis. Alas, you either don’t have a home espresso machine, or you have a home espresso machine but it isn’t up to the task.   Do you: a)      Make

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14 Coffee Gifts for Your Valentine

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“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Looking for a sweet coffee gift for your Valentine angel . . . ? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our top 14 suggestions for coffee-related tokens of your affection: 1. To present your love (and your coffee) in form Talleyrand himself would appreciate: A vintage Ibrik 2. For the beginning home roaster: A green bean sampler from Sweet Marias

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5 Coffee Gifts Under $50


Christmas is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to find something for that special coffee lover in your life. Chances are good this person already has a French press and probably wouldn’t be caught dead with a Keurig. Here are some last-minute gift ideas for a caffeine-filled Christmas on-the-cheap. 1. Aerolatte with Frothing Pitcher The Aerolatte is one hell of a milk frother. This gadget frothes any type of milk for cappuccinos and other coffee drinks

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What is the Best Electric Kettle for Coffee?

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“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.” Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling Check the end of the post for our best electric kettle picks. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we have a pretty strong aversion to unitaskers in the kitchen. The exception to our unitasking rule is when a tool does one thing

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The Behmor 1600: A Smokeless Home Coffee Roaster

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You know the saying—where there’s smoke (and noise, and chaff), there’s a home coffee roaster. Only not so much of that with the Behmor 1600: A Smokeless Home Coffee Roaster ($299). {OK—not entirely smokeless, but closer to that platonic ideal than most.} Behmor was the first brand to break the $300 price point with a home drum roaster, and they added features that make home roasting a much, much more enjoyable experience. As we noted in our post on

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Save Money with Reusable K-Cups

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One of the biggest complaints about the Keurig single-serve coffee machine is that the plastic K-cups generate a lot of unnecessary waste since they’re immediately thrown into the trash after brewing one cup of coffee. If you brew a cup of coffee each morning using a K-cup, you’ll throw away 2,555 K-cups. The plastic waste generated by K-cups bad for the environment, but it’s also bad for your wallet if you’re spending money on plastic that will be thrown

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Espro Press Review

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The online reviewing community has created an unofficial tagline for the Espro Press: “all the flavor of a french press with none of the grit.” After a week of testing, my vote for a tagline would be . . . {due to my inordinately strong love of alliteration, and my personal preferences for capitalization} “All of the flavor of a French press with none of the fines.” Fines being, accordingly to the ever-present Merriam-Webster on my desk, “very small

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