Coffee

Hikers Brew coffee review – A buzz that’s no bother to bees or bears

REVIEW – Some people don’t like flavored coffees. Hikers Brew makes flavored and unflavored coffees. I don’t like flavored coffee. But – Hikers Brew flavors are good. I surprised myself that I would revisit the Hikers Brew flavors. After one cup for science, I could have stopped, but I had seconds and thirds of most …

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Breaking old news – Paper filters lower the cholesterol raising compounds in coffee

NEWS – We love our coffee around here. When a brewing gadget comes up for review I’m certain multiple reviewers lobby to be tapped to review the device. Some coffee lovers aren’t aware, and some may not care, that coffee can raise cholesterol. But one solution is as simple as a paper filter. Paper filters …

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This straw is the multi-tool of on-the-go hot beverage enjoyment

NEWS – We’ve reviewed quite a few coffee brewers over the years, but this is the first hot beverage multi-tool that I’ve seen. The JoGo coffee brewing straw is a super portable food-grade stainless steel straw that has a built-in mesh filter at the end. Grab a mug, put a scoop of your favorite ground …

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VEVOK CHEF Manual Coffee Grinder review

REVIEW – I love coffee.  I love coffee made from freshly ground coffee beans even more.  While I’m here at home, which has been nearly all the time during COVID, I have an automatic coffee grinder.  When I’m on the road–we’re heading out of town this weekend for an anniversary getaway–I find myself without.  One …

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Hauswrit Grind & Brew Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – Our kids are in college now, but one day they’ll graduate—or so we hope—and they’ll head out on their own.  They’ll get a job, get a car, and get an apartment.  As a parent, I’m always trying to look ahead and help my kids to figure out what they’ll need to kit out …

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Yes Plz coffee subscription service review – Fresh coffee delivered to your door, yes please

REVIEW – My life revolves around the three C’s; Coffee, Computers, and Cameras. I drink a lot of coffee throughout the day, from 6 am to 5 pm, there’s coffee. Even though I have found the perfect coffee, I’ll never turn down the chance to try out new coffee. What is it? Yes Plz is …

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Vinci Express Cold Brew review

REVIEW – I’m not sure if you can find a more subjective beverage than coffee. All the different brands and blends, not to mention milks, alternative milks, creams, sugars and other add-ins. And none of that even accounts for different brewing processes. You’ve likely heard the term “cold brew” and it’s a bit of a …

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If my barista starts yelling “Exterminate”, I’m out

NEWS – Did you ever find yourself somewhere saying, “In 20 years, this job is going to be done by a robot”? At least two baristas in Golden, Colorado, didn’t have to wait that long. At the start of the pandemic, Matthew Jones saw coffee shops closing right and left, and he knew he needed …

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STARESSO portable espresso machine review

REVIEW – As I grow older, I love coffee more and more!  However, I am definitely not a connoisseur of coffee and will usually finish any coffee beverage I am presented.  Along with that, I do love the taste of a good espresso shot.  I always assumed you needed a large and expensive machine to create …

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ThinkNoo Nutrient-Enhanced Coffee review

REVIEW – Unlock your coffee’s potential! That’s the mission of ThinkNoo with their line of instant coffees, which are enhanced with nutrients to give you energy and focus without the caffeine jitters. Do they deliver the goods? Let’s drink! What is it? They are instant coffee drinks that are nutrient enhanced to provide all-day energy …

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Penny-pinching Nespresso owners savor Geesta foils

ARTICLE – While traveling Europe, we knew we were in a nice hotel if it had a Nespresso coffee maker. So when I saw one of these fancy machines for less than $150 at a Black Friday sale, the temptation proved too great. While the foamy, coffee goodness did not disappoint, we quickly ran out …

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AeroPress Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – I’m a daily coffee drinker, but I suppose not as sophisticated a connoisseur as some coffee aficionados.  Because the free coffee at my work is an abysmally-flavored near-poison, I’d been considering the purchase of a French press with the intention of brewing my own coffee there.  A few colleagues had mentioned a type …

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Wacaco Nanopresso espresso machine review

REVIEW –  Espresso coffee is a rich full-bodied drink made by forcing water over coffee grinds under high pressure. Preparing the coffee usually requires a large and expensive machine to build sufficient pressure. In contrast, the Nanopresso by Wacaco is small and relatively inexpensive espresso machine but provides up to 18 bar of pressure. Read …

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