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Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine

In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Yemen. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from California-grown beans included on those menus.<p>When Mark Gaskell moved to California after working …

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The ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home

From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button.<p>To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these factors have to come together to create a …

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

The Only Aeropress Recipe You’ll Ever Need

The Only Aeropress Recipe You’ll Ever Need by MichaelThe Problem with most Aeropress Recipes There’s few questions a barista dreads more than “Could …

Coffee Tasting Exercises That Will Improve Your Palate

Some people are lucky enough to have a highly refined palate. These are the kind of people who can easily detect specific stone fruits in a cup of …

What's the best way to keep coffee beans fresh?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i><p>When it comes to coffee, we’ve heard of the …

Top 7: Best Pour Over Coffee Makers of 2018

Share Pin Tweet<p>Updated on: October 9, 2017<p>There are hundreds of coffee makers, devices, and gadgets out there. Shelves at supermarkets are filled to …

Coffee Cupping: 5 Key Steps to Cupping Mastery

We’ve all been there before. Your friend takes a slow sip of the coffee and says, “Caramel, with hints of red grape and honeydew melon, I’d say. What …

Coffee Roasting Essentials: A Guide to Rate of Rise (RoR)

<b>Rate of rise (RoR)</b>: scroll through enough articles on coffee, and you’ll come across this mysterious term, complete with multi-line graphs that are …

Cafflano Kompresso Portable Espresso Maker (video)

Coffee drinkers looking for a portable “authentic” espresso maker may be interested in a new device which has been launched by the team over at …

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KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker | Valet.

The Cadillac of Cold Brew Coffee Makers<p>Way better than chilling traditionally hot-brewed beans, cold-brew coffee is steeped for an extended period of …

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The RØST Micro-Roaster Is a Design Nerd’s Dream (and a Coffee Nerd’s, Too)

The 2017 World of Coffee event is underway in Budapest, with brewers, roasters and coffee aficionados flocking to compete in brewing competitions and …

VIDEO Guide: How Do You Roast for Acidity?

Acidity is one of specialty coffee’s favourite coffee traits. But what actually is it? Why is it important? And how can you increase it, both by …

Tim Wendelboe: 6 Ways to Improve Your Coffee Roasting Skills

The best roasters never stop learning. That may be a cliché, but it’s true. From using different machinery to roasting new coffees and developing the …

The Stronghold Roaster Stuns On The SCA Showfloor

The dazzling SCA Global Coffee Expo showfloor is a land of shiny things—all the better to check my hair in. But once I stopped to look around and …

Why Are Some Coffees Sweeter Than Others?

Bitter coffee? That’s a thing of the past. Now, specialty professionals and consumers alike want their morning coffee to have a hint of sweetness – …

Bonavita polishes up the best drip brewer around with the Connoisseur

Bonavita's new Connoisseur coffee maker sports an improved design to create even better pots of drip.<p>At the moment Bonavita's 1900TS coffee maker is the best drip brewer deal around. But a new machine the company has in the works, the $190 Bonavita 8-Cup Connoisseur Brewer, just might give the …

Is Whole-Bean Coffee Really Better than Pre-Ground?

Unless you're a nay-saying tea drinker, coffee is most likely an integral part of your morning routine. And with more bagged options than ever …

Battle of the CES 2017 coffee and tea robots

Picture this: You walk through a crowded convention center and off to the side you notice a huddle of smiling people engrossed in a demo. You walk over to the booth and see a large robotic arm handing a person a cappuccino. This was the scene at several booths at CES 2017. But after having three …

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The Only Coffee Guide You Really Need

I have a newborn child, which means I’ve been doing a lot of driving her around at night during the screaming hours. My mom accompanied me on one of …

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How Grind Size Affects Your Cup Of Coffee

Surface area increases as brewing time decreases<p>When you grind your coffee finely, you are raising your surface area. This has the potential to lead …

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Bonavita Immersion Dripper review: Bonavita's Immersion makes devilishly delicious drip coffee - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Bonavita Immersion Dripper makes rich, intensely delicious cups of coffee. It's one single unit that's easy to clean by hand and dishwasher safe. Its filter cone is constructed from porcelain that feels more luxurious than plastic. It has a physical lever to turn the flow of coffee on …

Milk or Sugar in Your Low-Viscosity-Liquid Dynamic? Scientists Seek the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Academics are poring over their favorite beverage to investigate its chemical and thermal properties; ‘Sloshing is a really complicated thing’<p>Coffee lovers have squabbled for centuries over the best way to extract juice from roasted beans. Drip? Perk? Steam? Pour-over press?<p>The Italian coffee …

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When Mr. Coffee Was The Must-Have Christmas Gift For Java Snobs

Holiday wish lists for foodies and coffee snobs this year include Hario V60 ceramic pour-over dripper cones, highly sensitive digital brewing scales, burr grinders and, for stocking stuffers, bags of small-lot Ethiopian and Panamanian beans. (The truly optimistic are also including La Marzocco's …

BRuX Compact Portable Personal Coffee Brewer (video)

Coffee connoisseurs looking for a truly portable coffee making system, are sure to be intrigued by a new portable personal coffee brewer called the …

Arctic Cold Coffee Brewing System (video)

Inspired Lifestyle based in New York, has created a new cold coffee brewing system which it has aptly named Arctic, which allows you to make the …

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There are many reasons why a cookie could not be set correctly. Below are the most common reasons:<p>You have cookies disabled in your browser. You need …

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"Perfect Coffee" Equation Forces Hipster Baristas to Study Math

Whether or not you use a Keurig, an R2-D2 french press, or robot barista with great pour-over skills, the end goal is the same: to make the perfect …

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Manual Mode & Cooling with the Behmor 1600+

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