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What is espresso?

over 1 year ago by Ashley O.
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Put simply, espresso is a brew method in which coffee is extracted under pressure . Contrary to what most folks think, there's actually no such thing as an espresso bean. Any coffee can be brewed... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What makes pour over coffee better?

almost 2 years ago by Michelle B.
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Coffee brewed as a "pour over" isn't necessarily "better" than coffee brewed in other ways. That said, assuming you have clean water, freshly roasted coffee, and a competent person brewing, pour over methods tend to... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

How do you make an iced coffee?

almost 2 years ago by Angela H.
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The easiest way to brew iced coffee is to use the so-called "Japanese" method. Use your normal brew method, but make three minor tweaks. First, use half the water you'd normally use. Second, grind the... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What espresso machine should I consider buying?

almost 2 years ago by Ken B.
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The world of home espresso machines is vast and difficult to navigate, with models ranging from plastic-y pod espresso brewers that cost around a hundred dollars, all the way up to "prosumer" models from companies... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What coffee maker do you recommend?

almost 2 years ago by Bean G.
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Here at the Beanery, we almost always brew using a Chemex , as it does a fantastic job of bringing out all of the flavors of both the bean and the roast. It's also fun... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What coffee grinder do you recommend?

almost 2 years ago by Brittney W.
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For years, I lusted after a Mahlkonig grinder, but that's really not a great choice for the home. We finally found a used one for the Beanery, and I'm in heaven. At home, I'm in... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

What's the best coffee grinder?

almost 2 years ago by Brendan M.
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The path to better coffee is pretty simple: Make sure your water is clean. Use only freshly roasted beans. Grind just prior to brewing. That said, as your palate evolves, it will place an ever-greater... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler

Can I use regular coffee in my Keurig coffee maker?

almost 2 years ago by Mark D.
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Quite a few of our customers have found themselves with a Keurig on hand, wanting to up their coffee game and migrate from pre-ground coffee in pre-packaged pods to fresh coffee they've sourced from Bean... See full answer
- Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler