Coffee-related products

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

Revised on December 31, 2020

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 31, 2020

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 November 14, 2019

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 21, 2020

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 December 21, 2020

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

Revised on November 14, 2019

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

Revised on November 14, 2019

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 21, 2020

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 December 21, 2020