Cold Brewed Coffee on the Cheap

If you are a regular visitor to this site, you are already probably aware of the drink that is known as cold-brewed coffee. There are at least two other articles that go into the advantages/disadvantages of the cold brewing method compared to the many hot-brewing methods available. Because it’s already been done, I won’t go […]

Coffee Cultures: Eritrea and Ethiopia

In Eritrea (pronounced er-ih-TRAY-uh), coffee is not merely something that starts on a timer and brews into to-go cups, but it is a ceremony, a ritual, a meaningful time to sit down with friends and family to chat. Many Americans have such fast paced lives that they miss out on so many important things, like […]

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, […]

Vac Pot Brewing with the Yama Syphon

While I haven’t personally used other stovetop vacuum brewers, I have heard mostly horror stories of plugged filters, slow/incomplete brewing, bad seals etc. The Yama Syphon (Yama Siphon) brewer has shown none of these symptoms for me. I have also found this to be extremely easy to use and cleanup. Of course, usability is worth […]

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, […]