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Commonsense tips, guides and reviews to help you make the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.

Browse through these pages for help in choosing the best gourmet coffee beans… plus advice on buying the best coffee makers, single-serve brewers and coffee grinders.

A single-serve brewer? If so, which one?

There are several brands of single-serve brewer, each with their own pros and cons. Find the right one…

Which is the best coffee grinder?

Choose between blade grinders, burr grinders and manual coffee grinders. Follow our guide…

Read our no-nonsense coffee reviews…

All our coffee reviews are written in plain English, and are not paid for. We just call it as we taste it. See all our coffee reviews here…


Latest coffee gear reviews…

The VSSL JAVA Hand Coffee Grinder

The VSSL JAVA is the perfect hand coffee grinder for coffee lovers who also enjoy the great outdoors. Read the full review here…

The OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker

The Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker is a home brewer certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Read the full review here…

The Breville Dose Control Pro Grinder

This is the conical burr grinder we use every day, for our drip coffee and espresso. Watch our video review…

More coffee awesomeness…

7 Delicious cold coffee recipes.

Try these cold coffee drinks recipes to keep you refreshed during the hot months of summer. Get them here…

9 Amazing alcoholic coffee drinks.

Alcoholic coffee drinks recipes for after-dinner treats. If you have the liqueurs and the coffee, we have the recipes.


How-to tips for making great coffee. 

How to measure coffee to make the perfect brew.

What is the correct water temperature for brewing coffee?

Choosing between dark and medium roast coffees.

If you want the best taste, always buy fresh coffee beans.

Questions and answers about making coffee at home…

How many cups of coffee from a 12-ounce bag of coffee beans? 

Drip or percolated coffee – Which is best?

Which is the smoothest coffee?

How many times can I use the same K-Cup?

My coffee beans look oily. Is that OK? 

Your own coffee question answered…

Explore our directory of coffee questions, asked and answered. And if you can’t find the answer, ask your own coffee question. 


Featured coffee photo…

Cafe CortadoCafe Cortado at a sidewalk cafe in Ottawa, Canada

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