Espresso Beans vs Coffee Beans: Is There Actually a Difference?

espresso beans vs coffee beans

Short answer: no, there is not a meaningful difference between “espresso beans” vs “coffee beans.” While the terms aren’t fully interchangeable, there isn’t a clear-and-sharp distinction between “espresso and coffee beans.” If people are intending to distinguish with the term “espresso bean,” they’re likely using it to mean “more darkly roasted” coffee beans. Yup, it …

9 Best Board Games for Couples We’ve Found for the Pandemic

Megan here. On our first date, David asked me: “Do you like playing board games?” Visions of Life, Monopoly, Tripoli, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Trivia danced in my head. “Of COURSE, I love board games!” He smiled. WRONG. Little did I know that HE, in fact, LOVES board games. I, in …

Should You Be Vacuum-Sealing Coffee Beans? We Did, by Accident

Recently, Meg and I accidentally realized we were vacuum-sealing coffee beans while on a trip. It wasn’t a perfect vacuum, and it wasn’t super-intentional. But I thought it was really interesting, and maybe some fellow science-and-coffee nerds will love it too. It also made me pose a question, that my internet poking-around didn’t definitely answer. …

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 …