Pour Over Coffee Using the Nee Coffee Dripper

The Nee Coffee Dripper is a porcelain manual coffee brewer. If you are looking for a simple way to make a single cup of coffee this brewer might be right for you. To make pour over coffee you will need a kettle to heat water and #2 size paper filter. I also recommend a kitchen […]

Cold Brew Coffee is Not Rocket Science

It is that time of year again when coffee shops start selling over-priced cold brewed coffee. Paying $4 or $5 for a cup of cold brewed coffee is ridiculous once you know how easy it is to make your own. Cold brewing a coffee concentrate is not rocket science. Place ground coffee in contact with […]

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 […]