Putting Coffee in Perspective

I began Fully Brewed, the company and the blog, because I love coffee. If you have read a few of my previous posts, then you might remember that my love affair with coffee began at early age. The romance has only grown stronger over the years. When I'm at home,…

Home Roasting Makes You More Patient

By nature, I'm generally a fairly patient person. Unless it involves the TSA and the possibility of being stranded in an airport, I even don't mind waiting in lines. I try to be patient with employees, waiters and waitresses, and people in general. This is not to say I'm never…

Is Coffee Better for You than Water

By nature, people love to rationalize their behavior. We minimize or over-exaggerate when it's to our benefit. When it was discovered that dark chocolate was rich with antioxidants, if a little was good for you, then eating a pound at a time had to be better. Coffee drinkers are like…

Opal Single Serve Pour Over Review

In one of my recent posts, I mentioned I would be traveling to an area not conducive to my normal ways of making coffee. Ironically, I found myself in Jamaica, the home of Blue Mountain coffees. Trust me, the irony was not lost on me. I was volunteering¬†alongside a team…

Trust Me, Extraction Doesn’t Hurt

When you move into the world of really good coffee, you'll soon discover a new vocabulary. Just as a graduate student moves from the basics to more advanced concepts, so does the coffee drinker in pursuit of better coffee. These advanced concepts bring their own vocabulary. One of the words…

Portable Pour Overs

I travel a fair amount but I'm certainly not a road warrior. As you would expect from an evolving coffee snob, one of my biggest frustrations about traveling is hotel coffee. I'm not bitter (!); after all, what can you expect from a hotel that has to turn around rooms…

Who Doesn’t Want Better Coffee?

Most of us learned about rhetorical questions as a child; those who didn't continue to embarrass family members in group settings. In my opinion, asking "Who doesn't want better coffee?" is a rhetorical question. The answer seems obvious: everyone wants better coffee. But I know better. [bctt tweet="I see friends…
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