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. …

How to Make AeroPress Coffee at Home + Why Meg Loves It

I can still remember a few years ago when I ordered my first-ever cup of pour over coffee. It  was at Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley—somewhere around 2011/2012—and I was instantly charmed by their shipping container location and pseudo picnic area vibes, not to mention their equally adorable ice cream shop neighbor. …

Why the Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Gooseneck is the Best Kettle for Pour Over Coffee (& more)

An honest & in-depth Bonavita gooseneck kettle review My (David) 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. …