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 I Love 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. …

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 …

Washed vs Natural Coffee & Why Coffee Fermentation Matters

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 …