6 Things to Know Before Buying Your First Chemex Coffee Maker for Christmas

You went to a fussy coffee shop last week and diverged from your usual pourover order for something a little fancier—the Chemex coffee maker. Those extra two dollars didn’t go to waste, though. As soon as you smelled the freshly brewed cup of coffee, you were hooked. And since you know the ROI of homebrewing …

Coffee Grinder Static: Why it Happens and How to Cope

When we first got our Baratza Encore (and to this day) my biggest complaint is that we get little ground-bean flecks scattered about. The reason? Static cling. Coffee grinder static is such an annoying hassle of big flecks of coffee dust. Coffee Grinder Static Cling: What’s Happening? The root cause of the little-flecks-everywhere coffee static …

1L Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle (Electric) Review

An honest & in-depth Bonavita gooseneck kettle review My favorite brewing method for coffee at home—hands down—is a pour over. It’s a fun morning (and afternoon… and evening…) ritual to relax a bit and create a moment for myself. I daresay it’s peaceful. It’s like self-care, but with less face lotion and more caffeine.  Let’s …

Coffee Fermentation: Understanding Dry vs Wet Coffee Process

Coffee, I was once surprised to learn, is not a bean in any proper sense. Wikipedia tells us the beverage is “a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.” Today, we’ll cover why the fact the coffee fruit is dried onto or wet-processed off the coffee bean …

The 6 Best Double-Walled Coffee Mugs I’ve Found

I have a bit of an obsession. It’s with double-walled glass. Especially double-walled glass cups for coffee. I love the way it looks. I find it attractive, uncluttered, functional, and just really cool (literally). I am almost as excited about it as I am about YouTube, civic tech, board games, WordPress, and podcasts. (I’m a …