Pour Over Coffee

Pour-Over Coffee: Coffee Brewed By Hand

The manual pour over was once the most common coffee maker, but it fell out of favor as more convenient brew methods emerged. The pour over is seeing a resurgence among specialty coffee drinkers, however, as aficionados look for a brew method that allows for lots of control over brewing variables. With experienced hands, the brew method makes great-tasting coffee.

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The Best Gifts for Coffee Snobs

Anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about any topic can be intimidating to buy for. This guide will help you navigate the pitfalls of buying for a self-described coffee snob. These products are of the highest quality and come recommended, not only by us, but by other coffee experts as well. Organized by budget, you will find a variety of gifts that you can be proud to present to the coffee snob in your life!

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Cascara – coffee cherry tea

Cascara sits at the intersection of coffee and tea, coming from the coffee plant but brewing (and looking) much more like tea. The beverage has been enjoyed for centuries in coffee-growing regions and is now becoming more common in coffee-drinking countries.

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Nel Drip Coffee

Nel Drip Coffee: Coffee Brewed Like Tea

Nel drip coffee is a historic pour-over technique that’s unlike any other brew method, and embracing the drip coffee requires forgetting virtually everything known about modern brewing. Because of its unique technique, the method produces a distinctive profile that’s garnered a local following even today.

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Moka Pot Coffee

The Moka Pot brews espresso-like coffee, but is less expensive and easier to use than a full-fledged espresso machine. While common throughout Southern Europe, Latin America and Australia, the coffee maker isn’t as widely used in the United States (see below for why). If you’re less familiar with the Moka Pot, here’s a guide to what it is, what it brews and how to use one.

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Bonavita Variable Temperature Kettle

The Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle affords some of the greatest control over heating water, but it’s debatable whether such control is needed for brewing coffee. I’d purchase the kettle again based on my 2 years of ownership — but for tea and not coffee.

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A Guide To The History Of Coffee

A Guide To The History Of Coffee

We are living in a coffee crazy world. This well known drink can be found all over the world. It has many looks, can be used in many ways, and its smell is instantly recognizable! Although we have heard of coffee, very few of us understand the complex history that comes with it.  Trends have …

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How to Brew French Press Coffee

Few coffee brewing methods are as established as the French press is. Although a basic brewing method, the press offers a combination of simplicity and quality that have made it a favorite of many for more than 90 years. Whether you’re new to the brewing method or are looking to further hone a long-practiced skill, here’s what to know about a French press and how to brew excellent coffee with one.

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Uniterra Nomad Manual Espresso Maker

The Uniterra Nomad is an unorthodox espresso machine in almost every aspect. Some may be put off by the design and shot- pulling process, but I’ve come to deeply appreciate the machine’s innovations.

An Espresso Machine Built by a Medical Device Manufacturer

The Uniterra Nomad ($295) is unlike any other espresso machine largely because it’s not designed by a coffee industry insider. Uniterra is actually a medical device manufacturer, and the company was able to approach the project without preconceived notions of how an espresso machine should look and operate. The result is a machine that has an obviously different form factor, and several unique innovations on the inside.

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Caffe Macchiato

The cafe macchiato is one of the first Italian espresso beverages. Although it’s somewhat fallen out of favor today, the drink is well worth trying if you like strong espresso with just a dash of milk. Here’s a look at the traditional macchiato to the modern one — and how Starbucks has confused almost everyone.

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