Is the Kruve Coffee Sifter Necessary?

The new product under the name “Kruve” is essentially a bunch of sifters you can use to sift your coffee grounds so that you can weed out any too coarse or too fine particles from entering your brew. Continue reading “Is the Kruve Coffee Sifter Necessary?”

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Arbitrary Stuff Increases Coffee Enjoyment

Guest Post By French Press Enthusiast Harrison Northey

Coffee is yummy, right?  If you read a blog dedicated to making coffee better, then you probably agree with me.  In and of itself coffee is a pleasure with scarcely an equal to be found anywhere else.  But I think that for individual people, coffee’s tastiness and enjoyment can be enhanced beyond its own inherent qualities by our own arbitrary preferences.  Well-brewed coffee is objectively good, but what about all the subjective aspects of drinking coffee that make it even better to all of us bean appreciators?  What about all the things that you also love and look forward to about your daily cup(s)? Continue reading “Arbitrary Stuff Increases Coffee Enjoyment”

What is the Melodrip?

In the pour-over realm, things have gotten pretty interesting lately with one of the newer coffee devices on the market. There is something out now called “Melodrip”. What this device does is enable a more even extraction of grounds when pouring for a Chemex, V60, or any other pour-over type method.

It is essentially designed to work like a shower head. It is composed of a stick that holds a “filter” on the end that is basically a bunch of holes that distribute water into a “rain” over the grounds when water is poured through it rather than a simple steady stream from a kettle. Continue reading “What is the Melodrip?”

The Coffee Recipe Book: A New Book From Coffee Made Better Coming This Winter

Hey there coffee nerds! It’s Daniel Lancaster here (the editor of this coffee inter-web platform), and I have some exciting news to tell you.

If you have been reading Coffee Made Better for a while, you may notice something: I like to write about coffee. Not only that, but I like to write about it in a way that breaks it down so that folks who don’t know about coffee can approach the matter with ease. Well to express my dedication to helping people have amazing coffee, I have gone even further down this avenue and decided to write a book!

Yes. That is correct. Not just a blog post…an entire book on the bean. Without further ado, I present: The Coffee Recipe Book: 50 Coffee and Espresso Drinks to Make at Home. Continue reading “The Coffee Recipe Book: A New Book From Coffee Made Better Coming This Winter”

Drinking Bad Coffee…On Purpose

Guest post by Harrison Northey: a french press extraordinaire.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Sometimes I drink bad coffee on purpose.  I admit it.  Kind of strange to talk about this on a blog whose stated purpose is “Stopping Bad Coffee.”  But it’s the truth.  And I don’t mean the kind of “bad” like when your proportions got off so your pour-over is a little watery and you’re not sure whether to dump it out and start over.  I’m talking bought-at-Wal-Mart for $1.96/lb., ground in April 2017, vacuum sealed in a cardboard cylinder… Yeah, that kind of bad coffee.  I willingly choose to put that in my body.
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