Bialetti Diva I Caffe d’Italia Review

There are several single-serve pod style coffeemakers on the market: the ubiquitous Keurig that takes K-Cups, the Tassimo, and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) Kaldi, just to name a few.  The most common use for these is for brewed-style coffee, typically at 6-8 ounces of coffee per serving. But when it comes to the […]

Making German Ice Cream Coffee (Eiskaffee)

Eiskaffee is German for Ice Cream Coffee. It is darn simple to make, and really hard to screw up. It is great for hot weather, especially when you want coffee, but not hot coffee. It is somewhat reminiscant of a root beer float, with a little less sweetness and calories. Best of all, it takes […]

The Naked Portafilter

You may have been wondering if there are any cool new coffee toys to improve your Barista skills. Oh sure, there are the ubiquitous click tamper thingies, and of course the ever so sexy bathroom scale to measure your tamp pressure. One word – BORING! But if you want something that says “I know Starbucks […]

The Coffee Martini

Martinis used to be a stiff drink. After all, it’s mostly hard liquor. Then James Bond came along and made the martini hip, and sometime in the 80’s or 90’s, they started adding “tini” to the end of everything, and the modern foo-foo martini was born. If done right, the “Coffeetini” or “Espresso Martini” can […]

Iced Coffee Tea

Coffee in the Summer? You might be thinking that your coffee drinking is over for a few months, right? Hopefully, I can give you some ideas to still incorporate gourmet coffee into your hot and humid summer routine. You have probably had Iced Coffee before, but did you ever felt like it didn’t really quench […]

CBTL Kaldi Single Cup Coffee Brewer Review

Coffeemaker manufacturers more and more are promising a quicker, easier, and more delicious “Personalized Hot Beverage”. You have likely heard of Keurig or Tassimo. Maybe even Nespresso. Well, make room for another one. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have decided to join the game with their own proprietary capsule system. They don’t have any […]

Making Bulletproof Coffee

The term Bulletproof Coffee was originally coined by Dave Asprey founder of the website The Bulletproof Exec. His original recipe is based on yak butter tea that he drank in Tibet. What is it exactly? Well, there are several variations, but it generally consists of hot coffee, MCT oil, and unsalted grass-fed butter. It is […]