The 5 Secrets to Better Coffee

These factors will influence your coffee’s flavor more than anything else.

Coffee beans

Your Beans

How You Grind Them

Your Water

Coffee-to-Water Ratio

Clean Gear

The Next 5

Baristas also pay attention to time, temperature, technique, pressure and filtration.

Brewing Methods

Dive deep into six of the most popular ways to make coffee.



French Press

Moka Pot

Pour Over

Buying Guides

Find value in our reviews, roundups and comparisons of coffee gear.

Ratio Six coffee maker on a kitchen counter

Ratio Six Coffee Maker Review

The Ratio Six has its own compelling features and brings a top-tier brewing experience at a more approachable price point than its big brother, the Ratio Eight.
Coffee dripping into a cup from a Nespresso machine

Weighing The Value Of A Nespresso Machine Purchase

If you like the idea of making really good espresso consistently when you don’t really know what you’re doing, then yes, Nespresso is worth it.
Base of a moka pot with the filter basket inserted and filled with ground coffee

These 9 Coffees Will Elevate Your Moka Pot

Unearth the richness and full-bodied flavor of moka pot coffee by choosing the right beans—considering roast level, bean origin, and freshness.
Tchibo Bean-To-Brew Coffee Machine on a kitchen counter next to a bag of beans

The 9 Best Single Serve Coffee Makers Without Pods

The search for a single serve coffee maker becomes a bit more challenging if you don’t want pods.
DeLonghi Eletta on a counter

This Bean To Cup Coffee Machine Is The Best

A bean-to-cup coffee machine will grind, brew, and usually froth your milk. Here are 11 machines that stand out among all others.
Tchibo brewing espresso

Tchibo Coffee Machine Review: From Bean To Brew In 60 Seconds

The Tchibo Bean-To-Brew coffee machine hits the single-serve sweet spot between coffee pods and a real espresso machine.
Diletta Mio espresso machine on a counter

Our Diletta Mio Espresso Machine Review

The Diletta Mio might be the last espresso machine upgrade you’ll ever need, and it’s still relatively affordable.
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5 Best Keurig Coffee Machines for Office Use

Single-serve coffee machines like the Keurig are popular, approachable and versatile for the office.
Electric coffee percolator

Helping You Find The Best Electric Coffee Percolator

An electric coffee percolator extracts bold, comforting flavors from your beans, making it a tasty and hassle-free choice for coffee lovers.
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Coffee Knowledge

Brush up on the history, science and culture of coffee.

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High-Octane Brews: Ranking the Top 10 Gas Station Coffee Hotspots in America

Gas station coffee has stepped up its game, with popular stops like Buc-ee’s and QuikTrip leading the charge.
Takeout coffee cup with McCafe written on it.

The Real McStory: How a Grandma, a Cup of Coffee, and a Lawsuit Changed Fast Food Forever

In 1992, a 79-year-old woman named Stella Liebeck headed to McDonald’s to grab a cup of coffee with her grandson.
Barista in an apron holding out a light blue coffee cup

5 Questions To Ask a Barista Before You Trust Them With Your Drink

Five foolproof questions you can ask your barista to gauge their coffee knowledge, without coming off as a know-it-all. Learn how to decode their expertise on house blends, brewing methods, and more, ensuring your caffeine fix is in capable hands.
Iced coffee cubes

31 Life-Changing Coffee Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

We’ve hunted down 31 amazing coffee hacks with the potential to transform your daily caffeine fix into a cup of pure delight.
Puzzled barista behind the counter of a coffee shop with a long queue

Do People Who Order Straight Black Coffee Deserve Their Own Line At The Coffee Shop?

Are separate lines the solution, or a recipe for chaos? Read the brewing controversy and share your thoughts!
Jar of instant coffee granules next to a white coffee cup

How Instant Coffee Compares To Real Coffee

Coffee experts generally consider instant coffee to be ‘real coffee’ because it is made from the same coffee beans as brewed coffee.
Woman half asleep while stirring cup of coffee

Why Coffee Doesn’t Wake You Up

If your coffee isn’t waking you up, you’re not alone. Let’s explore some reasons why that boost eludes some coffee drinkers.
Steaming cup of coffee against a crescent moon backdrop

Why Do People Drink Coffee After Dinner?

Coffee after dinner is a tradition for many families and cultures, while others just enjoy being able to continue socialize over a cup of coffee.
Couple buying coffee with a laptop

How To Buy Coffee: Everything You Need To Know

To buy the right coffee, you have to pay attention to the roast levels and where the beans are coming from.
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Latest Posts

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5 More Coffee Brewing Variables To Balance

They might not be the first ones you think of, but time, temperature, technique, pressure and filtration are brewing variables worth conquering.
A pair of hands cleaning a moka pot in a sink

Why Clean Coffee Equipment Matters for Taste and Health

Learn how simple cleaning steps can transform your daily brew’s flavor and quality.
Barista pouring water from a gooseneck kettle into a pour-over cone

Mastering the Coffee-to-Water Ratio

Transform your daily coffee into a masterpiece with the ideal coffee-to-water ratio – a simple tweak for extraordinary flavor.
Water dripping from the goosneck on a kettle into a coffee filter cone

The Role of Water in Brewing Great Coffee

It’s hard to overstate the importance of water, which makes up about 98.7% of your cup of coffee.
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Coffee News

Announcements, trends and breaking news from the coffee world.

Every Busy Dog Parent Needs This Quick-Serve Nutritious Dog Coffee – Here’s Why

A new doggy drink called ‘Barkista’ is billed as coffee for dogs, but it’s really a mix of goat’s milk and healthy medicinal mushrooms for your pup.

illycaffè Stirs the Coffee Pot with a Splash of Deep Pink

A perfect blend of retro charm and cutting-edge tech for your stylish coffee moments.

Coffee icon Gianni Cassatini dies at age 86

Gianni Cassatini, beloved coffee industry icon, passed away at 86, leaving a legacy of joy, passion, and enduring impact on the coffee world.
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