INeedCoffee is a project started by coffee fanatic Michael Allen Smith. The website was launched on April 4th, 1999, and is based out of Seattle, Washington.
The goal of INeedCoffee is to not only celebrate excellent coffee but to empower the coffee fan to make better coffee at home. This site hosts many tutorials related to coffee brewing and home coffee roasting.
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We are currently not able to review any coffee or coffee equipment.
INeedCoffee is not accepting contributions from new authors at this time. If you have written for us before, you are welcome to contribute again.
It is unfortunate that we’ve had to remove our contact info. Every day we were getting hammered with emails from people that would not read our contact policy. If you are a reader with an article question, you can try us on Twitter (@INeedCoffee). We check in a few times a week there.
Since 1999 INeedCoffee has been a platform for coffee drinkers to learn and share ideas about coffee. You can support INeedCoffee by clicking through before making a purchase with these vendors. It won’t cost you extra and it will help us. Throughout this site, we have links to products sold on Amazon, eBay, and sometimes Target. You can see our favorites on the Essential Coffee Gear page.
Home Roasting Resources
For those getting started home roasting, here are some places you can purchase green coffee beans.
- Len’s Coffee (INeedCoffee contributor)
- U-Roast-Em (INeedCoffee contributor)
- U-Roast-It Coffee (serving Canada, INeedCoffee contributor)
- Green Bean Coffee Buying Club – Co-op. Interview here.
In April 2018, INeedCoffee removed all articles related to “Coffee on the Road”. We discovered that the articles on local coffee scenes became outdated very quickly. Links would frequently break. Coffee places highlighted in those articles would sometimes go out of business or change addresses. Our coffee travel articles quickly lost their value to our readers.
If you need guidance on finding good coffee on a trip, consult with Sprudge or Yelp.
INeedCoffee.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
INeedCoffee is also an affiliate with eBay, Target.com, Udemy, and iTalki.