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The KitchenAid Precision Press

The KitchenAid Precision Press

It’s been over four years since I wrote about the simple joy of brewing coffee with a French press. During that time a lot has happened in the world of coffee and every day more people discover the pleasure of brewing high quality, fresh roasted coffee at home. With all the changes taking place, I’m still a strong believer in the humble press pot as a gateway to better coffee brewing and appreciation.  In the last couple of months, two of the companies that pioneered specialty “third wave” coffee, Stumptown and Intelligentsia, were both purchased by Peet’s Coffee & Tea…Continue Reading

Mugged: Bloom Coffee Roasters

Mugged: Bloom Coffee Roasters

Subject: Bloom Coffee Roasters Coffees Mugged and Rating [see key]: – Ethiopia Ayele Dula 5+ – Kenya Chania Estate 5+ In the northern expanse of Michigan, a solid coffee is one of the best tools to survive the long winter. Naturally, Michigan has its share of coffee roasters, but only a few really deserve your money. Fortunately for the consumer, these roasters really work hard to keep the Continue Reading

Mugged: El Chupacabra [Happyrock]

Mugged: El Chupacabra [Happyrock]

Subject: Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co.Mugged: El Chupacabra Rating [see key]: 3+ Naming coffee blends remains always an interesting task. Most of the time, roasters either stick pretty close to convention (breakfast blend, french roast, etc) or pick something completely inane (like Sam’s Super Summer Fist Pump). But every now and then, a roaster will pick something that actually foots the Continue Reading

The Espro Press

Everyone remembers their first french press. For most of us, it was something we stumbled upon, a refreshing alternative to our drip coffee. The process was so much more hands on, so much more raw; no on/off switch, no need to bring electricity into the equation (remember, this was prior to the pourover craze, back when it was largely mechanized drip). And the coffee, oh the coffee, how it Continue Reading

Mugged: Peru and Malawi [Greyhound]

Mugged: Peru and Malawi [Greyhound]

Subject: Greyhound Coffee Roasters via BrewPony Mugged: Peru Rainforest Alliance Organic and Malawi AA Rating [see key]: 4+ for both Coffee subscription services seem to be exploding out of the woodwork these days and it’s getting harder and harder to find one worth the time. Having tried my share, I can say that though pricy, they hold a lot of promise for the wearied coffee fanatic Continue Reading