So, this is really more of a long term review, of my favorite coffee making machine!  It’s called the AeroPress (~$30 at Amazon), and if you think it’s basically a French Press…well you’re right…but looking at it the wrong way.  Meaning…it’s more like an upside down French Press! Here’s how it works.  Stick a filter in […]

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If you use a Keurig K-cup brewer, there’s a great alternative to throwing away hundreds of K-cups per year, and that’s a refillable/reusable cup like this one from Ekobrew. For $17 (Amazon link), you get a stainless steel cup that you can fill with your favorite ground coffee. There’s also a plastic version available for […]

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Designer Enrique Luis Sardi has crafted this edible espresso cup for the Italian coffee company Lavazza. With a cookie outside and frosted inside (to make it watertight, and also sweeten the espresso), may seem like a fanciful concept that will never make it out of the laboratory, but it’ll actually be hitting the market in […]

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After a thousand or so shots of espresso, my beloved Gaggia espresso machine finally gave up…no lights, no pump, nothing. Depressed, I took it apart to troubleshoot the problem, and was delighted to find it was a relatively simple issue of a malfunctioning power switch! My joy turned back to depression when some online searching […]

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Here’s an interesting variation of the original french press design…instead of a single metal mesh filter, it basically adds a second filter. This allows for the filtering of more of the fine particles that conventional french press filters let through (as such a fine mesh filter would get clogged up filtering out the larger coffee […]

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