Nespresso vs Keurig: Which One Should You Choose?

Nespresso vs Keurig

When you think about single-serve coffee makers, chances are good that Nespresso and Keurig both come to mind. But which is better, and which should you buy? Keep reading for our breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of each brand. We looked closely at aspects like ease of use, price, coffee quality, and ease of […]

What is the Best Way to Brew Aeropress Coffee?


Shuichi Sasaki of Japan became the 2014 World Aeropress Champion yesterday. The recipe he used was just posted online on the official WAC website; by comparing it to the winning recipes of previous years, let’s see if we can find anything interesting! We have written about the World Aeropress Championships before: an unorthodox competition for an unlikely product (if you have […]

What is Fika? All About Sweden’s Beloved Coffee Ritual

What is Fika?

You may think you already know plenty about coffee breaks. From Italy’s quick shot of espresso to Cuba’s lingering Café Cubano, the world’s full of social coffee rituals. But have you heard of fika (pronounced fee-ka), Sweden’s version? Swedes are very serious about their relaxing coffee tradition — and it’s easy to see why. Keep […]

Rude Awakening K-Cups Review 2020: Pros, Cons, & Verdict

Rude Awakening K-Cups review

A Quick Look at Rude Awakening K-Cups The Company Rude Awakening comes from a coffee company called Elevate Coffee Co. It’s based in Phoenix, Arizona, and roasts all of its specialty coffee in-house. One cool thing about this company is that it donates a portion of its profits to Water 4 Kids International, a nonprofit […]

What Kopi Luwak is and why you should avoid it.

What Kopi Luwak is and why you should avoid it.

Holdovers from the days where coffee was more about myths and salesmanship than quality and origin still exist. Examples include “monsooned” coffees, Jamaica Blue Mountain, and the granddaddy of them all—Kopi Luwak. The Legend has it Kopi Luwak (Indonesian: coffee from [the] Luwak—Civet cat) was discovered in Indonesia under Dutch colonial rule. During that time, native farmers […]

Glorybrew Compostable K-Cup Pods Review 2020

Gourmesso coffee pods

A Quick Look at Glorybrew K-Cups The Company Gourmesso was originally founded in Berlin, Germany to provide Nespresso customers with a wider range of reasonably-priced, high-quality coffee. More recently, they’ve expanded into K-Cups with a line called Glorybrew! Gourmesso also partners with the National Forest Foundation to plant a tree for every order you place.  […]

How to Turn Off the Flashing Clean Light on Mr. Coffee

Mr. Coffee clean light stays on

The clean light on your Mr. Coffee is a useful feature, letting you know when it’s time to do a little maintenance. But if your clean light keeps flashing after you run a deep cleaning cycle, it stops being useful and starts being frustrating. Luckily, there are some easy fixes. Keep reading to see our […]

Lifeboost Coffee Review 2020: Pros, Cons, & Verdict

Lifeboost Coffee review Medium Roast

A Quick Look at Lifeboost Coffee The Company Lifeboost sources all of its coffee beans from the mountains of Nicaragua. The company uses 100% high-quality Arabica beans that are grown without pesticides. The coffee beans are certified bird-friendly, organic, and Fair Trade. Because all of Lifeboost’s coffee comes from the same place, you won’t be […]

Nespresso Lattissima Pro Review 2020: Pros, Cons, & Verdict

De'Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Pro

  Overall Design The Lattissima Pro has a professional-looking silver and black design. It’s somewhat blocky, and at 12.6 pounds, it’s heavier than many home espresso machines. Still, it’s a high-end model that feels expensive and durable. Plus, the touchscreen is well-placed and intuitive. The milk frother is very easy to access in the front, […]

Amora Coffee Subscription Review 2020: Pros & Cons

Amora Coffee Subscription Review

A Quick Look at Amora Coffee Subscription The Company Founded in 2011, this Alabama-based coffee company is all about delivering high-quality, freshly-roasted beans directly to your doorstep. You can’t buy their coffee in stores, so the subscription is the best way to try these beans. Amora roasts its beans in the United States using a […]