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Whenever we have the pleasure of getting some serious hands-on time with a product, we do our best to give our honest review. Our product reviews cover our thoughts on product performance, what unique qualities a product offers, and where it fits in the coffee world. Wondering what we think of a certain grinder or brewer? Take a look at our reviews below!


Baratza Encore Review: Is a $129 Espresso Grinder Possible?

baratza encore maestro plus espresso grounds

It's quite the claim, but we say "yes!" In this review, we investigate Baratza's promise and see if an espresso grinder can actually be bought for this astounding price.

Baratza Forte Review: 3 Reasons You'll Love this Grinder

Baratza Forté coffee and espresso grinder review

Fresh from the vaults of innovation, the Forté has arrived. So what's the chatter about? This review will get you close and cozy with Baratza's newest grinder, where you'll find out if it's really hot stuff — or all hype.

The Palm-sized Secret to Better Espresso

Mahlgut's puck-style espresso tools

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of espresso in recent years, you might have noticed the silent and steady takeover of puck-style tampers in competitions and in your local coffee bar.

Coil: Reinventing Cold Coffee

Coil Coffee Chiller breaking through brick wall.

Life is full of workarounds, those temporary or patchwork solutions that serve as quicker, easier, or cheaper alternatives to the ideal. Coffee brewing is no different, and one coffee category sticks out from the rest when it comes to less-than-ideal solutions. That category is...