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We’re here to help you make and enjoy better coffee. We aren’t coffee snobs, but if you want to become one, this isn’t a bad place to start. Please know that as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. You can sign up for our occasional newsletters below.
We’ll cover the basics, tell you what you need to get started, and introduce you to two easy methods.
We asked 13 top baristas and coffee professionals for their advice on the best path to a career in coffee.
They look similar at a glance, but very different brewing methods make the Americano taste quite unlike brewed coffee.
Is it your beans, your water, your equipment or your process? Read on and we’ll help you find out.
When the purchase of a coffee maker comes down to Aeropress vs. French press, you’ll find passionate advocates on both sides of the debate.
Coffee is more than a beverage, it’s a passion. Help your sweetheart indulge their passion with one of these great Valentine’s gifts for coffee lovers.
Which of this year’s crowdfunded inventions will become mainstays in the kitchens of coffee lovers for years to come? We’re betting on these.
Find out which machine can make you high-end espresso at the lowest price point—or just splurge on the very best.
You can now find bargains on the discontinued Nespresso Inissia, but how does it compare to its replacement, the Essenza Mini?
We explain the most important feature choices that should guide your decision, and steer you toward the right model based on your choices.
We dive into the two big differences—and a few of the less obvious ones—in this comparison of Ninja Coffee Bar vs. Keurig.
Coffee species are particularly vulnerable to extinction because they occur in a small number of small geographic ranges.
Caffeine is our favourite drug. But if we miss out on our fix, it can be a real headache, in more ways than one.
A survey of British Columbians showed that men drink a bit more take-out coffee than women, and Tim Hortons rules the north.
From continent to continent and from farm to farm, coffee’s flavor owes much to the place where it’s grown.
Rather than choose just one, we pick a model for the novice, the intermediate roaster, the advanced roaster, and the semi-pro.
Learn how the degree of roasting affects the chemistry of a coffee bean, and most importantly the taste.