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Take a side by side look at espresso machines, grinders, brewers - all your favorite coffee toys. Our product comparisons give you a glance at similar items to help you decide which is best for you.


French Press Face-off: A First Look at the Espro Press

Picture of Espro Press and traditional French Press

Were the Espro Press just an ordinary press pot, it’s arrival in our office wouldn’t have been accompanied by anything special. You see, we’re no strangers to French-pressed coffee.

A Comparison of Premium Hand Grinders for Coffee and Espresso

The ascension of the grinder to its status as the most crucial piece of brewing gear is well deserved. More than anything else the grinder has the potential to make, or severely limit the flavor quality of brewed coffee. It’s natural then for this movement to extend across new territory -- the world of mobile brewing. The hand grinder, once considered a compromise for convenience sake, has been reinvented to contend with some of the best electric home grinders on the market.

Video Vault: Baratza Forte Comparisons and Tutorials

Baratza Forte video

The Baratza Forté is the newest coffee and espresso grinder on the planet – what in the world is it all about? We've pitted it against some classics and peeked under the hood to help get the word out: this grinder's got guts!

A Comparison of Pour Over Brewing Kettles

Bonavita Kettle, Hario Buono Kettle, Kalita Thin Spout Kettle, and Kalita Wave Pot Kettle

Every trade has its tools, and that of manual coffee-making is no exception. One of the most important tools — especially for pour-over brewing — is the kettle. And, if you ask us, these are the best ones out there.

Product Comparison | Hario Skerton vs Mini Mill Hand Grinder

Hario’s Skerton and Mini Mill Slim hand grinders both offer coffee lovers an inexpensive means to having freshly ground coffee no matter where they go. But how are they different? Which is better? Is one preferable to the other? In this video, Chris shares what you need to know about these popular hand grinders from Hario, so you can decide which one’s the best fit for you.

 

Video: How to Choose a Mazzer Espresso Grinder

How to Select a Mazzer Video

If you’re hunting for a new espresso grinder, you’d do well to set your sights on Mazzer. These classic and time-tested machines are both legendary and ubiquitous in the coffee world - and for good reason! These are sturdy, solid machines, built like a tank and designed for precision. But with so many options, how do you know which model is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at Mazzer’s line of grinders and set you on your way to espresso nirvana.