The Enemies of Good Coffee

Good versus evil. Darkness versus light. Batman and the Joker. Like it or not, every Dudley Do-Right has a Snidely Whiplash. Good coffee has its enemies, too. What are the most common enemies of good coffee? Blade grinders should be obvious culprits. Just go ahead and throw yours away. But…

The Power of Coffee

How powerful is your coffee? While it's true that lighter roasts have more caffeine than darker roasts, that's not what I'm talking about. Bulletproof coffee? Not talking about that either. Espresso? Nope. Most people don't drink their coffee and think, "I wonder whose life this cup of coffee changed today?"…

Makeshift Pour Over

I got in trouble today, which isn't entirely an unusual experience. As I've grown older, I've learned how to not get in trouble as often (but when I do ...!). But today, I got in trouble for improvising a pour over -- out of sheer desperation for coffee. At the…

Brazil Fazenda Fumas

Sounds impressive, doesn't it? Brazil Fazenda Fumas. I could tell you what Brazil means and that's about it. Actually, I could tell you where Brazil is - what it actually means is another story! But these are the beans I just received from Sweet Maria's earlier in the week. I…

Behmor 1600 Plus

This machine has changed my life. OK, that may be a bit overdramatic but it has certainly changed the way I enjoy and appreciate coffee. I was given my first Behmor 1600 Coffee Roasting machine nearly 8 years ago and it is still roasting away! It sits perched in my…

Nesco Coffee Roaster

The NESCO® Pro Coffee Bean Roaster is a coffee enthusiast's dream, bringing the freshness and quality of roasting fresh gourmet coffee to your home. NESCO®'s Patented Catalytic Converter is the beginning of a new era in coffee history and a major step in the return of great tasting coffee to…

Burr Grinders

Stale Coffee is Bad Coffee When it comes to coffee brewing, switching from pre-ground to fresh ground is one of the most striking changes you can make at home. Coffee stales rapidly once ground, and there are few good ways to preserve the freshest flavors for an extended period of…

French Press

A cylindrical pot with a plunger and built-in filter screen that presses hot water through ground coffee: that’s the simple beauty of the French press, method of choice for many the world over, creating an earthy, rich taste in the cup. The secret is all in the grind: choose medium,…