Review of the OXO Good Grips Pour Over Auto-Drip Water Tank

First thing first, the name of this contraption on its Amazon listing is impressively long: “OXO Good Grips Single Serve Pour Over Coffee Dripper with Auto-Drip Water Tank.” The box mine came in called it the “OXO Good Grips Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank 12oz.” (Note the hyphen on pour-over, and the the switch …

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. …