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Preparing a Traditional Turkish Coffee

Preparing a Traditional Turkish Coffee

In recent my travel to Istanbul, I researched tens of coffeehouses, and found the perfect cup, in the centuries old Ali Pasha coffee house. Kahve, Turkish coffee, was invented by the Ottomans hundreds of years ago. The exceptional taste, body, aroma, preparation and presentation associated with Turkish coffee lend it an exclusive identity that is infused with time-honored tradition. Made with high-quality Arabica beans from Central America and Brazil, the coffee is first blended, then roasted to a medium-light level, and finally ground into an …Continue Reading

Cold Brew Dripper Tutorial

Cold Brew Dripper Tutorial

Some fancy coffee shops have these large beautiful coffee brewers that make coffee one drop at a time. A top chamber holds very cold water sometimes mixed with ice. That water is set to slowly release onto coffee grounds drop by drop. Maybe one drop every 1-3 seconds. The coffee passes through …Continue Reading

A Clever Way To Make Iced Coffee

A Clever Way To Make Iced Coffee

We have several tutorials on INeedCoffee that walk through the steps on how to make cold brew coffee. But until now we haven’t written a guide on making iced coffee. The terms cold brew coffee and iced coffee sometimes become interchanged, but they do have different meanings. And they taste different too. Cold Brew vs Iced Coffee Cold Brew is coffee that is brewed at room temperature or cold temperatures for several hours. The most common brew times are between 12 and 24 hours, but you can go longer. The grounds tend to be more…Continue Reading

Cold Brew Coffee is Not Rocket Science

Cold Brew Coffee is Not Rocket Science

It is that time of year again when coffee shops start selling over-priced cold brewed coffee. Paying $4 or $5 for a cup of cold brewed coffee is ridiculous once you know how easy it is to make your own. Cold brewing a coffee concentrate is not rocket science. Place ground coffee in contact with cold water for several hours. Filter out the coffee. Done. At this point you can add more …Continue Reading

Brewing Coffee with the Java Maestro Pour Over Coffee Dripper

Brewing Coffee with the Java Maestro Pour Over Coffee Dripper

This month I’ve been playing with my latest coffee brewer. It is a stainless steel pour over coffee filter made by Java Maestro. What makes this particular pour over coffee brewer interesting is it doesn’t require a paper filter. The dripper is the filter. There are two benefits of not needing a paper filter. The first is economical. Not having to buy filters ever is one less expense. The second benefit of not having a …Continue Reading

Gator Coffee Kettle and Carafe Review

Gator Coffee Kettle and Carafe Review

I have several standalone pourover cone coffee drippers, but the Gator is a little different in that it comes with a matched glass carafe, and includes a stainless steel reusable cone filter. Strangely enough, I don’t have a proper kettle, so I am looking forward to using the Gator stainless steel kettle with built in thermometer, which takes the guesswork out of getting the proper temp. I will review these items together, since they complement each …Continue Reading

Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial

Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial

In 2013 I organized a trip for the Coffee Club of Seattle to visit the coffee scene of Olympia, Washington. While there we visited two locations of Olympia Coffee Roasting, where they were making outstanding pourover coffee using the Kalita Wave Dripper. It was this trip that inspired me to get one for myself. Kalita Wave brewing at Olympia Coffee Roasting The Kalitta Wave Dripper is a pourover coffee brewer from Japan with a flat bottom design. The flat bottom design is for a more even extraction. Unlike the Bonavita Immersion Coffee Dripper or the Clever Coffee Dripper, the…Continue Reading

Making Cold Brew Coffee With the Primula Coffee Maker

Making Cold Brew Coffee With the Primula Coffee Maker

Cold brew coffee continues to surge in popularity. Most coffee shops are offering cold brew options. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money in the cafes, because making cold brew coffee at home is easy. Save your cafe money for espresso based drinks. In this tutorial, we are going to make a pitcher of cold…Continue Reading

The Perfect Solution For Cold Brew Coffee on the Go

The Perfect Solution For Cold Brew Coffee on the Go

In addition to their regular cold brewer, Primula also makes a Travel Bottle Cold Brew Coffee Maker. I really like this brewer. The travel version is different than the regular version in a few ways. Besides brewing less coffee, the coffee it makes is not a concentrate. Meaning it is ready to drink as soon as the brew completes. Also the travel bottle does everything. You brew, store, and drink coffee from it. In this tutorial we will make cold brew coffee with the Primula Travel Bottle …Continue Reading

Cafezinho (Coffee Brazilian Style)

Cafezinho (Coffee Brazilian Style)

One could sit here and write volumes about coffee in Brazil, but if you want to read a good book about it, go to your local library and look for a copy of Vassouras: A Brazilian Coffee County, 1850-1890. The Roles of Planter and Slave in a Changing Society. Stanley J. Stein. New York: Atheneum, 1976. Instead, we’ll tell …Continue Reading

BeanSafe Coffee Storage Container Review

BeanSafe Coffee Storage Container Review

Freshly roasted coffee deserves proper storage. When coffee beans have just been roasted, they release a lot of CO2, especially for the first few days. Ideally you want to let the CO2 out, but also keep the oxygen from coming in. Oxygen is an enemy of fresh coffee, along with light, heat, and moisture. Introducing BeanSafe Coffee Storage Containers BeanSafe Coffee Storage containers provide a one-way valve and otherwise airtight storage solution to keep your coffee beans fresh. Although they can also keep…Continue Reading

Top 7 Tips – How To Make Coffee

Top 7 Tips – How To Make Coffee

If you make coffee at home there are a few things you need to know if you want to make it taste it’s best. Over the past 11 years these tips are what have helped me make my best tasting cups of coffee. How To Make Coffee: Top 7 Tips When it comes to making coffee there are so many ways you can make a better cup but the below list tips are essential…Continue Reading