Resources

Education

  • Coffee basics:
    Introduction in the world of coffee as a beverage. Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Some claim it is the most widely consumed liquid in the world aside from water.
  • Coffee timeline:
    The legend about how coffee was discovered, and an interesting timeline of the history of coffee.

Barista

Cleaning and maintenance

Coffee glossary

Coffee makers

Directories

  • The Coffee Directory:
    A little collection of pointers to all things coffee, espresso, brewing gear, etc.

Drip coffee makers

  • Buyer’s guide:
    Guide about some of the more popular features of drip coffee makers and some comments on them.
  • Short presentation:
    Short presentation and a comparison between paper and permanent filters.

Espresso

  • Espresso basics:
    Different definitions for espresso: a method of brewing, a roast of coffee, an entire approach to coffee cuisine.

Espresso machines

  • Home espresso/cappuccino machines:
    What is espresso, how an espresso machine works, types of machines.
  • Buying guide:
    This page intends to help in the decision of buying an espresso machine. Price, looks and features are the key factors.

Famous manufacturers

French press

  • Buyer’s guide:
    Why many connoisseurs preffer the french press, how it works, what to consider when buying one.

Grinders

Health

Percolators

Preparation

Roasters

Shopping

  • The Coffee Review:
    The world’s largest and most respected coffee buying guide.
  • Gift baskets for all occasions:
    Gourmet Holiday Gift Baskets for Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving, Corporate Gifts, Housewarming Gifts, Wine Gift Basket, Fruit Baskets and more.

Society

Stovetops

Vacuum brewing

Celebrate The Season With A Great-Tasting Cup of Coffee Today

Celebrate The Season With A Great-Tasting Cup of Coffee Today Nothing complements breakfast or a homemade holiday treat like a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. Thanks to single-serve brewers, a popular kitchen appliance, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a quality cup of coffee in a minute without leaving the comfort of your home. So what [...]

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Cleaning and maintenance

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How to clean a coffee maker: Short guide from About.com Maintenance and cleaning: The importance of cleaning and how to do it. Espresso machine maintenance: How to maintain your equipment if you have a speciality coffee business. Why decalcify?: The importance of decalcifying your espresso machine on a regular basis.

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Coffee glossary

An espresso glossary: Common and uncommon espresso machine terminology. Coffee glossary: A collection of coffee related terms organized by letters. Coffee & tea glossary: A short glossary from About.com Tasting terms: List of terms related to flavor, body, acidity and aroma. Coffee dictionary: A quick list of coffee terms and their meaning. Who is Juan [...]

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Famous manufacturers

Astoria: Bialetti Caffe: Briel: Capresso: Cimbali: CONTI: Cuisinart: De’ Longhi: ECM: Elektra  

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Preparation

Selecting a coffee brewing method: Descriptions of coffee brewing methods and how to choose one. Coffee preparation guide: Choosing a coffee maker, coffee types, coffee grinding, coffee making tips. Coffee makers: Categories of cofee makers: manual, automatic, super automatic, each with characteristics, pros & cons. Preparation methods: Coffee preparation methods overview: drip. french press, espresso, [...]

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Vacuum brewing

The vacpot FAQ: 24 faqs about vacuum brewers. The vacuum brewing method: Construction of a vacuum brewer, how it works, advantages and disadvantages. Preparation methods: vacuum: Some considerations on this brewing method.

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