When you are making your own coffee at home, there are some tools that you might want to consider purchasing.  I’m sure that if you are like most of us, you will want to wake up to that perfect cup of brew!  Since you’re brewing your coffee at home, everything is within your control so you can have that great cup of joe. 

To get that perfect cup of brew, I suggest you start by roasting your coffee.  It’s probably a good idea to try different coffee roasts to see which one you like best.  It’s also a good idea to try different kinds of coffee beans.  The kind of coffee beans you roast as well as the amount of time you roast them is up to you.  You will need to experiment to discover what’s best for you!

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Are you one of those java drinkers that doesn’t like plastic parts in their coffee maker?  Do you believe that “Hot Water + Plastic = Bad”?  And if you aren’t one of those people, you might be wondering why I am even writing about this topic?  There are a couple of reasons why hot water coming into contact with plastic can be bad for of us.  One is that it makes the coffee taste bad and the other is estrogens.

Those people that can taste the plastic in their beverages use stainless steel electric kettles to heat their water.  You might think that the taste of plastic isn’t that bad, but there is that estrogen thing to think about.  The problem with this is that the compounds in the plastic that are called plasticizers can be estrogenic and carcinogenic.  If you want to minimize your estrogenic exposure you should get a stainless steel kettle and get rid of your plastic kettle.

The following kettles are affordable, made out of stainless steel and have their own beneficial features.
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Check Out This Cool Cup Holder for Your Bicycle!

Are you an avid bike rider that likes to take along a cup of coffee for those beautiful morning rides?  We have found the perfect cup holder for your bike that will make drinking a cup of joe on your morning bike ride seem like a breeze!  The Swedish cycling accessory company, Bookman, has invented a new cup holder for your bike that hasn’t been on the market for long. 

Bookman's Bicycle Cup Holder
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Are you one of those people that frequents your neighborhood Starbucks?  If you are, have you ever thought about how much money you could save if you bought your very own espresso machine?  Yeah, I know…buying an espresso machine can cost you some bucks up front, but in the end, it will be well worth it.  Just look at this info and see if we can change your mind about going to the nearest coffee shop every morning!
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Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and can be prepared in many different ways.  Mankind has been making and drinking java for over a thousand years.  This beverage has become both a necessity and a treat to many people. 

There are all kinds of different ways to prepare a cup of brew and java junkies are experimenting and finding new ways to make their favorite beverage.

 

Java Beverages

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The following are some popular drinks that you should try if you haven’t already!

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Are you trying to decide which coffee maker would be the best one for you to take along to college?  For most students, a coffee maker is a must have!  A hot cup of joe is essential for all of those late night study sessions and for that quick pick me up in the mornings.

With all of the units that there are to choose from, you will want to look for one that has these features that are great for dorm life:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Doesn’t have too big of a footprint
  • Brews a fresh cup for your friends
  • Makes the kind of beverages that you want
  • Gets you through the years that you will be in college

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If you travel a lot and love your morning cup of brew, one of these coffee makers for the road just might be what you are looking for!  Or if you work in an office and they have terrible coffee, one of these just might be the answer for a better cup of joe that you can make right in your cubicle!  Take a look at these and see if any of them will work for you!
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As a little kid, I was always told that I shouldn’t drink coffee because it wasn’t good for me.  I remember my dad telling me that it would stunt my growth along with causing heart disease and cancer.  But, we are finding out that it may not be bad for us after all and in fact, it may offer protection against type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors.    Having said this, the health benefits of coffee may outweigh the risks for most of us.  Researchers are discovering that a cup of joe can be good for us in a lot of ways and it can also be good for your brain, your skin and your body.
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Single serve machineKuerig’s best single serve brewing system is the Platinum Brewing System.  This unit brews a great cup of joe as well as tea, hot chocolate and iced beverages.  All you have to do is put the K-cup in and push a button.  There’s no mess to clean up and it’s as easy as pie! 

This model has five different cup sizes to choose from including 4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. and 12 oz.  It also has all the bells and whistles with an Auto On/Off, Digital clock, and an Adjustable Temperature Control. 

If you are looking for a coffee maker that is easy to use and makes a good cup of joe fast, then you need to check this model out!

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Types of Coffee Bean Grinders

Grinding your own beans right before you brew your morning cup of coffee is the best way to ensure a great tasting cup of brew.  Coffee bean grinders can be inexpensive as well as expensive, it just depends on the unit you pick out.  There are some coffee makers or espresso machines that even come with them built in.  These types of machines are called bean-to-cup machines
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