The Top 10 Coffee Makers: Unplugged

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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. Authors Note: When Daniel, Editor and Chief here at CoffeeKrave, assigned me this article, I broke out in a cold sweat. Any “top ten” list is going to be subjective by nature, but

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The Top Kickstarter Coffee Projects

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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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Moka Pots: The Stovetop “Espresso” Makers

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The topic du jour at CoffeeKrave this morning: Moka pots. More specifically, who loves them, who hates them and do they really make espresso? (Given the subject at hand, perhaps I should say Moka pots are the topic del giorno at CoffeeKrave this morning.) As for me and my house, I have never been especially fond of the Moka pot. I do have grudging respect for them. Having been challenged with this assignment, I believe I can maintain a

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5 Coffee Gifts Under $50

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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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Vacuum Coffee Makers

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  Clean cup refers to a coffee free of taints and defects. It does not imply sanitary cleanliness, or that coffees that are not clean (which are dirty) are unsanitary. It refers to flavors, specifically the absence of hard notes, fruity-fermenty flavors, earthy flavors or other off notes. – Sweet Maria’s Coffee Glossary If there is one word to describe the results of brewing coffee in a vacuum coffee maker, that one word is clean. Crisp is a close

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Thermal Coffee Makers Keep Coffee Warm

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  “Just about everybody has experienced it: you make a pot of coffee, get distracted, leave it on the heating element too long. And 15 minutes later, that velvety, bracing cup of coffee has turned into something acrid — liquid cinder in your mouth.” Amanda Hesser, Test Kitchen, New York Times. At CoffeeKrave, coffee rarely lasts long enough to require a thermal coffee maker. That said, our readers do have the occasional need to keep a pot warm. And

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The Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffee Maker

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In the apartment I used to live in, free kitchen counter space was a rare and amazing commodity. Cluttered countertops are very annoying, especially if you have a small kitchen but a lot of appliances. It’s really hard to decide what appliances get sent to the “Sometimes I Use This Because I Remember I Have It” cabinet if you or members of your family tend to use all of the kitchen appliances frequently. It can cause fights if only

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Where to Find a Replacement Coffee Carafe

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What do you do when your cat knocks your coffee carafe off the kitchen counter and it cracks? You could shout angrily at the heavens and swear vengeance. Or you could embark on a quest to find a replacement coffee carafe for your coffee maker (and yep, that’s what the Lego guy is referencing.) You could also buy a new coffee maker all together, but that is costly and unnecessary if your current coffee maker is awesome. But where do you begin?

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The Cuisinart Coffee on Demand Coffee Maker

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Who Needs the Cuisinart 12 Cup Coffee Maker? Sometimes it’s easier to brew one cup of coffee at a time instead of waiting for a full pot to brew. The Cuisinart Coffee on Demand Coffee Maker is designed for people who don’t have enough time to brew an entire carafe of coffee in the morning. While this coffee maker is great for people on the go, it’s also good for someone who lives alone and doesn’t need to brew

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Choosing the Best Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Our Picks for the Best Single Serve Coffee Maker    Keurig B130 DeskPro Small, easy-to-use and affordable. Great for the kitchen or your office. Buy | Amazon.com   Keurig B40 This larger Keurig single serve coffee maker is perfect for a family of four. Buy | Amazon.com   Nespresso Pixie Nespresso is well-known in Europe for its gourmet single-serve coffee machines. Buy | Amazon.com Single serve coffee makers have gained popularity over the past few years. If

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