Web Picks Wednesday May16


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The staff at CoffeeKrave hopes you’re getting through the week in one piece. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been reading.

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Say Yes to the Coffee, No to Sugar

According to UCLA researchers, sugar isn’t good for maintaining a sharp mind. On the other hand, coffee has been shown to reduce mortality.

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Just Not Hot Enough

Like it hot? Then stay away from the Black & Decker 8-cup programmable coffee maker. Daily Shot of Coffee reports that although this drip coffee maker is affordable and easy to use, it just doesn’t brew hot enough. This is a problem with many coffee makers found at big box retailers.

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The Perfect Home Espresso Machine

Looking for a good home espresso machine? The classic Rancilio Silvia can’t be beat. Read two old but highly relevant guides to the machine here and here.

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These Times They Are A-Changin’

You don’t have to be Bob Dylan to feel a change comin’ on. You might think you’ve mastered the perfect brew method, but as Coffee Adventures points out, it never hurts to reevaluate and try something new.

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Espresso Reviewed

Coffeestork recently reviewed Square Mile Red Brick Espresso. The blend is well-balanced with hints of fruit at first, but leads to a body of “caramel buttery creaminess” with notes of chocolate and molasses.

Main photo: Christian Kadluba

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