Can Coconut Oil Go Bad? We Take A Virtual Tour Inside The Shell

Ah, the humble coconut - arguably one of Mother Nature’s most resilient, versatile products. Eat it. Drink it. Make carpets and roof coverings. The shells even make great serving vessels. Then there’s coconut oil, often used in health and beauty products and cooking....

Bright And Breezy, Perfect Perky – Top Tips On How To Make Coffee In A Percolator

Ever asked anyone to make a noise like a coffee pot? Chances are, they’ll have made a noise, not unlike a stovetop percolator. (Yes, we know, we’ve maybe listened to a few too many BBC radio sound effects in our time. We’ll leave the sound of clip-clopping horses for...

How Long To Percolate Coffee? Our Down-To-Earth Everyday Tipsheet

You know we love our computerized, automated, cutting edge coffee makers as much as the next coffee aficionado. But sometimes, the old ways really are the best. There’s something really reassuring about the sounds and scents of percolating coffee. And taking time out...

Do Coffee Grounds Go Bad? Fresh, Fridge or Freezer: How To Keep Coffee In Tip-Top Condition

There’s little nicer than the smell of freshly ground coffee. And if you’re a serious coffee aficionado – or even if you’re not - grinding your own beans is part of the fun. So you’ve got your coffee nicely ground. You’ve made your cup, or travel mug, or carafe of...

Coffee Time! We Check Out The Difference Between Mocha And Latte

Looking for little treats to help in these trying times? Well, coffee in a cup has never offered so much comfort. The only question is, what kind of coffee? You could settle for a nice, standard cup of Joe, but why not push the boat out and enjoy a magical mocha or a...

What’s The Deal With Caffeine In Cappuccino Coffee? Read Our No-Nonsense Basic Facts

Cappuccino: roll the word around your mouth. It even sounds a little like the drink: frothy, milky, delicious, indulgent (especially when a little helping of chocolate sprinkles is added to the top). And if you’re trying to watch your caffeine intake, you might think...

Amazing Espresso In French Press – Our Short, Sweet, Simple Tipsheet

Hands up anyone who loves espresso, but also loves using a French press. Hands up espresso lovers who aren’t quite ready to invest in a dedicated espresso machine (or aren’t quite sure which one to buy). And hands up anyone who loves espresso, but only occasionally....

Coffee Grounds In Sink Disposal Method: We Weigh Up Other Options

All coffee lovers will, at some time, have grappled with the problem of coffee grounds in the sink. Each grain is tiny; but combined with water and other items in your garbage disposal, coffee can result in blocked drains. You CAN put coffee grounds down the sink, but...

Not Naughty But Nice: Your Essential Guide On How To Make Great Nitro Coffee

Remember learning the Periodic Table of the Elements? Remember how you thought it probably wouldn’t affect your life much once you were grown up unless you chose to go into a science-based profession? Well, think again! It’s at least part of the reason we now have...

Under Pressure: AeroPress Vs French Press – Which Is The Best Coffee-Making Method?

To the uninitiated, a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee, right? And while the differences between, say, instant and filter coffee, or decaffeinated versus the “nothing knowingly removed” varieties might be pretty obvious, surely it doesn’t matter too much what method...

Prolong Your Coffee Maker’s Life – How to Clean A Coffee Maker Without Vinegar

There comes a time in every coffee drinker’s life when they make that one pot of coffee that just tastes wrong. It may be too bitter, too acidic, or just flat-out weird tasting. Now, this could be for several reasons, but the most likely reason is that you need to...

Is Coffee Acidic? An Exploration Of Acidity In Coffee

We live in a world of opposites. Light and dark, heat and cold, sweet and savory. And when it comes to coffee, the world’s FAVORITE DRINK, there’s another factor to consider. Namely, acidity. So just how acidic is coffee anyway? When we say our daily cup of joe is on...

Taste the Nostalgia: How to Make Cowboy Coffee Over a Campfire

While many love to explore the great outdoors, some balk at the idea of spending several days or even weeks in nature without a good cup of coffee. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. Cowboy coffee is an easy way to make coffee outdoors that rugged men and coffee...

Eating Coffee Beans: Our Straightforward Guide To The Good, The Bad, And The Undecided

So we all love drinking coffee, right? We also love it as a flavoring in cakes, and cookies, and sauces. And the scent of freshly ground, freshly brewing coffee, is one of the pleasures in life. But has it ever occurred to you that there are times when eating coffee...

The Bitter, Better Coffee Drink – Longing For A Lungo Coffee

Like everything else in life, coffee continues to evolve. And in our thoroughly modern times, as well as espresso, you’ll often see lungo and ristretto on a coffee shop or coffee machine menu. So, if espresso means expressed, doppio means double, and cortado means...

Luxurious Latte, Lingering Lungo, Excellent Espresso, Or Magical Mocha – What Types Of Coffee Are There?

Coffee is the world’s favorite drink. There are so many options now, however, that it can be a little tricky even for baristas to keep up with them all. So come with us on a magical mystery tour through some of the different types of coffee available. Learn what...

Easy To Grow, Gorgeous To Smell, Lovely To Look At – Let A Coffea Coffee Plant Into Your Home

Long before that gorgeous, fragrant brew trickles into our coffee cups, it starts life as a rather lovely evergreen plant. While we typically think of coffee as growing on an airy hillside in South America or a sub-tropical farm in Indonesia, many varieties happily...

Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms 101: The Facts About Your Daily Cup Of Coffee

While we often associated addiction with tobacco and alcohol amongst other substances, almost anything can become addictive, given time. And coffee is no exception, due to the fact it contains caffeine. Caffeine is the most widely used legal addictive substance in the...

Sweet And Simple – Why Honey In Coffee Works So Well

Sometimes, trying to work out what our diet should include can be more than a little confusing. Some of the advice out there can be pretty contradictory. When we’re trying to make sensible dietary choices, however, one option is often to look at reducing our sugar...

What Is A Long Black Coffee? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

It’s only fairly recently that “flat white” was introduced to many coffee shop menus – so we shouldn’t be too surprised to find out that another trend is for long black coffees. Just like the “flat white”, the “long black” originated “Down Under” and remains a very...

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