Make Your Own Genmaicha Tea

I’m a coffee drinker that also loves tea. When I chat with other coffee drinkers they often don’t share my love for tea. One of the big reasons I believe is that often their only experience is with low grade bagged tea or that dreadful Genmaicha tea served at many sushi restaurants. In a future […]

The Coffee Avocado Shake

About a month ago I was at a potluck and a woman from the Philippines brought a pitcher of full of “avocado shakes”. The shake was made of blended avocados with added coffee. At first I was skeptical that the combination of avocado and coffee would taste good together. But it did. It tasted really […]

Making Coffee With the Cowboy Joe Coffee Brewer

I recently had the opportunity to test out the Cowboy Joe Coffee Brewer. The Cowboy Joe is a single cup plastic coffee brewer with a hole in the bottom that takes a standard 8-12 cup basket coffee filter. A plastic plug is placed inside a drain hole to allow the coffee to steep. Once the brew is complete, […]

Making Lampshades and Flowers With Used Coffee Filters

Here on INeedCoffee we are always interested in seeing what artistic things can be created using coffee. We have three different galleries by different artists that have used coffee grounds to create amazing artwork. Vilma Silveira Farrell takes a different path. Instead of using the coffee grounds, she takes used coffee filters to make her artwork. […]

Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial

When I tell people that my favorite rich coffee brewing method – other than espresso – is the Eva Solo, they usually don’t know what I am talking about. The Eva Solo is also known as a Cafe Solo. What is the Eva Solo? It brews like an upside down french press with a fine […]

Espresso Tamping Visual Tutorial

If you wish to consistently make great espresso, you will need to have an excellent tamp. This visual tutorial will serve as an initial guide to get you started. Follow the steps below and practice. With practice your espresso shots will get better and better. Excellent form and consistency is your goal. Let’s get started. You […]

Coffee Gear That Won’t Break the Bank

Making great coffee at home is something that should be easy and inexpensive. With the right equipment and our Coffee Brewing Guide it is. A few months ago I created a list on Amazon called Essential Coffee Gear. I described the list as great coffee gear that won’t break the bank. In this article, I’d […]

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Tea

I never had much respect for tea. I enjoyed the beverage, but it didn’t hold my interest like coffee. That all changed in September 2007. I went to a tea shop in Seattle and tried several teas. Not the boring Earl Grey or the herbal crap, but real high quality loose leaf tea. I got to […]