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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

Coffee beans are actually fruit seeds found inside bright red berries. The legend goes that 9th-century shepherds noticed that goats seemed to dance after consuming coffee berries. A monk then drank the coffee berries and discovered that it kept him awake at night. Coffee is next only to crude oil when it comes to the …

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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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17 Different Types of Espresso Machines for Coffee Lovers

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. When I first started making shots in my home, I was absolutely blown away at the different types of espresso machine options there were to consider. These aren’t just …

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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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The 6 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 …

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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 compared …

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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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