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 […]

Bonavita Coffee Maker versus the Technivorm Moccamaster

For a long time, the Technivorm Coffee Maker reigned pretty much king for the coffee geek who wanted a semi-automatic drip brewer. It brewed at the right temp for the right amount of time, had even saturation of the grounds, a thermal carafe, and was built like a tank. It was made in the Netherlands, […]

Preparing a Traditional Turkish Coffee

In recent my travel to Istanbul, I researched tens of coffeehouses, and found the perfect cup, in the centuries old Ali Pasha coffee house. Kahve, Turkish coffee, was invented by the Ottomans hundreds of years ago. The exceptional taste, body, aroma, preparation and presentation associated with Turkish coffee lend it an exclusive identity that is […]

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 […]

Troubleshooting French Press Coffee

This article is an expansion of a troubleshooting table inside the French Press Tutorial. I’ve brewed a lot of coffee in my French Press. Along the way I’ve developed a checklist of steps to take to improve the taste. There are variables that are easy to correct and some that take a little tweaking. Before you start tweaking, […]

French Press Tutorial

Of all the different coffee brewing methods, the one I’ve used the most has been the French Press. Also known as a press pot, the French Press is a simple way to make a rich delicious cup of coffee. The French Press is a low tech portable coffee brewing method. Let hot water steep over […]

Brewing Coffee With the Coffee Sock

This summer I received what has to be the most simple coffee brewing method I’ve ever seen. It is a sock attached to a wire. Not just any sock though. The Coffee Sock is a tight knitted sock that is perfect for coffee brewing. I don’t go camping, but if I did this would be an […]