6 of the Cheapest Ways to Make Coffee

If you’re a coffee fanatic on a budget, finding cheap ways to make coffee can be difficult. Here we rank some options starting with the cheapest.

The Difference Between a Ristretto and Long Shot, or Lungo

A ristretto and a long shot are both espresso, but a ristretto uses less water and a shorter extraction time to create a more concentrated shot than a regular espresso. A long shot uses more water and a longer extraction time to create a less concentrated coffee.

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How to Make Cold Foam at Home

Microfoam has always been a nice way to top off a cappuccino. Now you can switch to cold foam and get the same smooth, creamy experience atop iced coffee.

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How To Make Coffee Without A Filter

Waking up in anticipation of a coffee and realizing you have no filter is frustrating. But don’t worry, you probably have many alternatives in front of you.

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Turn Up The Temperature Of Your Nespresso

Nespresso machines produce reliably hot water, but at a relatively low temperature. We have some tips for enjoying Nespresso coffee at the temperatures you want.

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Why Your Coffee Tastes Bitter (And How To Fix It)

Coffee, like many plants, contains bitter tasting components as a protection mechanism. A little bitterness in your coffee is fine, but it can be unpleasant when it begins to dominates your coffee’s flavor profile.

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Coffee Measurements FAQ

We answer all your questions about coffee measurements, and how to get just the right ratio of coffee to water so you can brew the perfect pot at any volume.

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How To Use Your Nespresso Machine

You find yourself face-to-face with a Nespresso machine and you’re not sure what to do next. Learn how to use a Nespresso machine, whether it came with the Airbnb or you just bought it yourself.

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A Red Eye Coffee Can Overcome Almost Any Morning

Red eye coffee is popular among those who need a powerful caffeine fix to keep them wide awake. It’s a simple drink to make, which makes it perfect for the occasion it’s intended for: a foggy-headed morning.

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Can You Heat Cold Brew Coffee?

Yes, you can heat cold brew coffee. It is concentrated, so adding hot water simply heats it up and dilutes it to make it more like a typical cup of coffee.

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How To Make Your Coffee Stronger

Using more beans, changing up your brewing method or selecting a darker roast are all things you can do to give yourself stronger coffee.