Coffee-related products

I intended the holiday gift guide to be the last of the “go out and buy” posts, save for an upcoming planned product review, but I see that Amazon is having some good Cyber Monday deals for those of you…

Revised on November 2, 2010

In case you don’t come across enough holiday gift guides this season, I’m highlighting some of my favorite items, many of which you can find year-round in the Coffee & Conservation store. The two best coffee books are Uncommon Grounds…

Revised on December 23, 2018

Another product that allows you to re-use K-Cups with your own ground coffee: the My-Kap.

Revised on February 14, 2015

I love coffee, therefore I love coffee preparation gadgets. One thing I learned early on was that each method of preparation can bring out different flavors in coffee. I tend to make coffee one of five ways: drip, pour-over, Cafe…

Revised on December 11, 2018

Just to end the year on a unique note, we decided to try an interesting and unique coffee product, cascara. This is dried coffee cherry, and can be prepared as an infusion like tea.

Revised on December 11, 2018

Journalist Michaele Weissman has put together a great overview of the world of specialty coffee in God in a Cup . She traveled around the world with coffee buyers and explored the contrast between mass-produced, commodity coffee and artisan-focused, quality-oriented…

Revised on December 11, 2018

Book review: Starbucked

by JulieCraves on November 8, 2007

I’ve just finished Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture by Taylor Clark, just released by Little Brown. It’s an entertaining, well-written and researched “biography” of the genesis and rise of Starbucks, and the concurrent/coincident specialty coffee…

Revised on January 25, 2011

A detailed review of the My K-Cup resusable filter basket for Keurig brewers.

Revised on December 13, 2018

Detailed directions on how to refill used K-Cups yourself.

Revised on December 13, 2018

Some recommended reading

by JulieCraves on April 13, 2007

Book: Organic Coffee: Sustainable Development by Mayan Farmers by Maria Elena Martinez-Torres. This book is based on a PhD dissertation, but has been skillfully adapted and is very readable while still preserving the excellent information including tables, charts, and references….

Revised on December 11, 2018

The kind folks at Liquid Planet sent me two packages of coffee and a cool double shot French press travel mugs by Planetary Design. These mugs are stainless steel with an enamel coating (in many colors) and fit into the…

Revised on October 4, 2017