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How to Descale Your Keurig Coffee Machine (12 Easy-to-Follow Steps)

Coffee lovers the world over will tell you that the first cup of coffee in the morning is the cup that tastes the best. The Keurig Coffee Machine delivers that delicious cup of coffee but also needs love and care, like descaling, to continue giving you satisfying flavor and aroma day after day. Descale a …

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17 Different Types of Espresso Machines for Coffee Lovers

Quicklist: Espresso Machine Types Single Boiler Heat Exchanger Double Boiler Pour-Over/Reservoir Direct-Connect Volumetric Semi-Automatic Super-Automatic Manual-Lever PID temperature control Steam Pressure Moka Pot Pump-Driven Semi-Automatic Fully Automatic Super-Automatic Ultra-Automatic Most of us love coffee and espresso, but few of us realize the amount of engineering that goes into the machines that make it for us. …

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9 Best Single-Serve Coffee Makers (Manually Tested)

I love single-serve coffee makers because they brew coffee fast and you enjoy fresh coffee every time. I also like the flexibility they offer a household too. I may want regular while my wife prefers decaf. With a large coffee maker such as a drip brewer, you don’t get that flexibility. I’m not the only …

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26 Types of Coffee by Bean and Preparation

Quicklist: Different Types of Coffee Drinks Espresso Macchiato Cappuccino Mocha Latte Flat White Americano Espresso con panna Café au Lait Affogato New Orleans Chicory Coffee Vietnamese Egg Coffee Cafecito Cuban Coffee Frappe Greek Coffee Carajillo Coffee (from Spain and Latin America) Cha Phe Sua Da (from Vietnam) Mirra (from Turkey) Kopi Coffee (from Southeast Asia) …

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What Should You Put Under Your Coffee Maker?

Coffee maker stations and areas can get messy. Ours does and we use K-cups.  There’s spilled water.  Grounds fall out of tipped K-cups.  If you use ground coffee beans (and/or grind it yourself), your coffee area can get very messy. Moreover, recently, we put our coffee maker in our dining room by creating a small …

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Where Should You Put a Coffee Maker? Kitchen? Dining Room? Other?

We moved our coffee maker from the kitchen to the dining room… and we love it! For years we had our Keurig coffee maker in the corner of the kitchen next to the sink under upper kitchen cabinets.  It worked fine there but the entire coffee station took up quite a bit of space.  The …

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17 Things to Know Before Buying the Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker

On a sunny Monday night, my wife, two sons and I went off in search of a new single-serve coffee maker. I’m very knowledgeable about single serve coffee makers having bought and tested 12 of them over the years. My wife and I like single-serve K-cup coffee makers because we wake up at different times …

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26 Different Types of Coffee Beans

Farmers harvest Arabica beans on a coffee plantation in Jalapa, Guatemala (lower right). Quicklist: Different Types of Coffee Beans Arabica Bourbon Catimor Catuai Caturra Excelsa Geisha Icatu Jackson Jamaican Blue Mountain Jember Kent Kona Liberica Maracatu Maragogype Mocha Mundo Novo Pacamara Pacas Pache Robusta Ruiru SL-28/SL-34 Villa Sarchi Villalobos Coffee beans are actually fruit seeds …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying an Espresso Machine

Podcast Version: Well babies, it’s February. The holiday credit card bills have been paid off and assuming you weren’t totally cratered by the 2018 tax reform, you’re probably thinking about what you’re going to splurge on with your tax refund. You’re probably eyeing some fancy new doodad for the kitchen like a super-powered blender or …

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My Tassimo T55 Review (Read Why We Switched)

The Tassimo T-55 was our household single-serve coffee maker for 3 years as well my favorite single-serve coffee machine. My wife and I loved this machine and the coffee this machine made. However, recently we switched to the Keurig K-Elite for one reason only – there aren’t nearly as many coffee brands to choose from. …

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14 Different Types of Coffee Grinders

Let’s admit it – a coffee grinder is an inventory that all coffee addicts heavily rely upon on a daily basis. It is just as important to them as coffee and is a device that they can’t imagine their sleepy mornings without. The fact that a good coffee grinder helps grind beans without clumping them together …

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7 Different Types of Coffee Bar Ideas

A coffee bar is a great alternative to home bars. Instead of serving liquor, how about a cup of your favorite java? It’s a fantastic way to entertain and impress guests over some chitchat. It’s also a special area for your coffee making essentials, dedicated to serving you that morning cup of coffee much faster …

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6 Good Alternatives to Keurig Coffee Machines

I’m somewhat of an expert on single serve coffee makers (and other coffee machines). I’ve tested many models over the years and am an avid coffee drinker. Keurig has been the leading single serve coffee maker brand since 2003. While many know that Keurig was founded by two former college roommates (John Sylvan and Peter Dragone) …

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10 Awesome Espresso Machines Under $200

I love espresso, but until recently I thought espresso machines cost a fortune. Wow, was I wrong. I did some research and found all types of espresso machines under $200. Below is our awesome list of inexpensive espresso makers that cost less than $200. Our list includes semi-automatic, stovetop, pod espresso, fully automatic and manual …

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16 Types of Coffee Makers Explained (Illustrated Guide)

  Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain with 27,000 stores, sells a whopping 4 billion cups of coffee a year. That’s a lot of coffee. But get this; 2.25 billion cups of coffee is consumed around the world EVERY DAY. I figured Starbucks sold a lot of coffee, and they do, but it’s a pittance …

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13 Best Large Coffee Maker Options (for Each Category)

I’ve been waiting a while to publish this large coffee maker article because I wanted to open up with this story about the first time I made coffee. I was in college. I had never brewed a pot of coffee before. In fact, I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker but started in the college …

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Keurig K60 Special Edition Single Cup Brewing System Review

The the Keurig K60 is a higher-end Keurig single serve coffee machine. While it functions very much the same as the lower priced Keurig K40, the K60 has a programmable control panel with LED screen. If you prefer a coffee machine with a programmable control panel that brews coffee with the very popular K-Cups, this …

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Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System Review

Keurig is synonymous with single serve coffee. The Keurig K40 Elite Brewing system is one of the most popular single serve coffee makers on the market garnering nearly 1,500 reviews on Amazon (a staggering amount of reviews for an appliance). More importantly, the average review rating is very high. Since I decided to set out …

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Keurig K-Cups vs. Tassimo T-Discs (Brands Comparison Chart)

When my wife and I decided to get a single serve coffee maker we were pretty clueless as to the options. All we had heard about were Keurig and the popular K-Cups. We had no idea there were other options such as Tassimo T-Discs, Nespresso, Senseo Pods, etc. It didn’t take long for me to …

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Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Maker (BVMC-KG2) Review

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Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System Review

The Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System is truly a system. It’s a direct competitor to the Breville Gourmet Single Serve Coffee Maker since both look similar and have a wide array of similar features as well as a backlit screen (that’s surprisingly pretty easy to use). Review In a Nutshell If you want a …

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Nespresso Vertuoline vs. Pixie Espresso Makers – Which One Should You Buy?

So a few months ago I set out to buy a couple single serve coffee makers for our home. I didn’t know much about them. Since I publish this site, I thought I’d buy several brands, test them, write reviews while figuring out which 2 makers my wife and I would like to keep. When …

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Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker Review (with Aeroccino)

If you’re going to buy a Nespresso machine, do you research. While Nespresso produces incredible coffee (I LOVE Nespresso coffee), there are a couple of things to keep in mind. They are: 1. Different Nespresso machines require different capsules For instance, the Nespresso Vertuoline uses different capsules than the Nespresso Pixie. The Pixie capsules are …

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Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother Review (Nothing Short of Brilliant)

Folks, if you want an easy way to make the fluffiest milk foam ever, buy the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother. This Aeroccino review is a rave-fest about this milk foaming machine. I love it. I don’t have a single complaint. I’m no slouch with a milk steamer, but on my best steaming day I …

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Keurig vs. Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Makers – What’s Better?

Welcome to our 16-point Keurig vs. Tassimo analysis. The first and biggest decision you need to make when looking to buy a single serve coffee maker is deciding what type of coffee brewing format you want. The 2 most popular types are K-Cups and Tassimo T-Discs. It’s not an easy decision. If you’re just starting …

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