Best coffee grinder

If you are looking to buy a coffee grinder, make sure you pick the best one. There are however many variants and many price ranges. I have picked the ones which i personally (and by experience) find the best coffee grinders.

Hario Skerton
This one is the cheapest. Prices are around $40 It is a manual hand grinder and has been much appreciated for it’s robustness as well as a great and consistent coffee particle size distribution for applications in slowcoffee.
Hario Skerton best manual coffee grinder

Mahlkonig Vario
If you are a home barista this is the one you should pick. It is around $450, which some might consider just to expensive to buy for home use. Yet it will deliver you years of fun and quality coffee. It has been well known because of it’s wide variance in coffee grind size. It can grind from very fine espresso grind to larger coffee grinds for filter coffee. This is something that not alot of grinders can do, definitely not in this price range.
Mahlkonig Vario best home coffee grinder for probarista's

Mahlkonig K30 Vario
Another Mahlkonig grinder (on average $1600). The industry has been using this one for many years as well as barista championships all over the world. It is renowed for it’s very constant grinding capabilities as well as easy to use and the ability to grind lot’s and lot’s of coffee. If you are planning to own a restaurant (or maybe you allready are an owner) this would definitely be your right pick. I have this one at home for private use as i just love it. Also you need to buy the “Vario” model since it’s stepless which means you can adjust the grind size however you want.
Mahlkonig K30 Vario Best coffee grinder for alot of applications

Hopefully i have helped you find the best coffee grinder for your situation! If you’re interesting in buying any, it would be great if you could use my amazon page for coffee grinders. It will make me happy and continue writing posts like these.

Arizona Coffee Bean locations

It seems as a lot of people are looking for Coffee Bean locations. These are all the ones listed in Arizona.

  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    2560 West Chandler Blvd., #1
    Chandler, AZ 85224 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Glendale, AZ
    20280 N. 59th Ave., Suite 119
    Glendale, AZ 85308 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Peoria – Drive-Thru
    7407 W. Bell Road, #2
    Peoria, AZ 85382 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Cave Creek Rd. & 101
    20235 N. Cave Creek Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85024 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Tatum & Shea Drive-Thru
    4740 East Shea Blvd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85028 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®
    Phoenix Sky Harbor
    3200 E Sky Harbor Blvd Terminal 2
    Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    The Promenade at Scottsdale
    16211 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite A-5
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    Gainey Village
    8877 N. Scottsdale Blvd., #502
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    4032 N. Miller Road, Suite 102
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., # 1158
    Tempe, AZ 85281 United States

Breville Coffee Maker

Want great coffee? Get the Breville Coffee Maker. The YouBrew is the first coffee maker that is able to make a cup, a travel mug or a carafe. And always with the same, great testing, fresh coffee!

They have been pouring 5 years of research in to this coffee maker, finding out what makes your coffee taste like no other. Variables like brew strength, brew timing, optimal grind particle size, etc. The YouBrew Breville coffee maker has 7 settings for brew strength with which you can increase the amount of ground coffee. Also there is an additional 5 settings to control the steeping time of coffee and water. And then, right before brewing, the grinder freshly grinds your coffee into the exact size to make sure the coffee is tasting truely as you want it to.

Breville’s coffee maker has a unique BrewIQ system which makes sure the optimal amount of coffee is dosed with the right amount of water at the right amount of temperature.

Honestly, i have looked trough all the features and research they have put in for making this coffee machine and it really is exceptionally well made.

If you are a coffee enthousiast and are looking for fresh grounded coffee every morning, afternoon and even at work (because you can now brew right in to your travel mug to) it really is a fantastic coffee brewer to buy.

The Aerobie Aeropress

It has the strangest name, looks very cheap, simple and yet it is one of the biggest trends in the coffee maker industry today!

We are talking about the Aerobie Aeropress here. It is an excellent and fun way of making coffee!

How to

When making your coffee, naturally it starts with the correct amount of coffee aswell as the particle size. However, you will have to find these two variables for yourself since everyone has it’s own preferences. Allready barista skills are kicking in.

Now that you have a fresh amount of ground coffee in the Aeropress, you can add the desired amount of hot water. The temperature of the water is advised to be between 90°C and 95°C, this is definitely also a variable to experiment with. Now stirr the coffee a little and wait for a certain time, again based on your preferences. The advised waiting time is 4 minutes.

After you have done all of the above, you put your Aeropress coffee machine on top of your coffee mug and push the coffee trough the filter. The time and pressure applied here will have a direct consequence on the taste of the resulting coffee.

Now take your time and enjoy the amazing cup of coffee!

The Aerobie Aeropress is available from Amazon for $25.95 USD.

Aerobie Aeropress

Bodum Pavina Review

At last, a glass that won’t burn or freeze your hand. Two walls of clear glass with an air layer in-between not only keep drinks cold or hot but prevent condensation from forming on the outside. So, an ice-cold shot of vodka or a steamy espresso feels just right, no matter the temperature. And coasters won’t be needed, either.

Winner of the prestigious European iF Design Award, the mouth-blown Bodum Pavina glass exhibits Bodum’s flair for the modern. Each two-ounce glass curves beguilingly and fits the palm just right. Mouth-blown of borosilicate glass, which is quite a bit thinner yet much more durable than regular glass, the two Pavina glasses in this set are safe for both the microwave and dishwasher, resist temperature swings, and resist scratching and dulling. Care should be taken when placing ice cubes in an empty glass, and metal spoons for stirring are discouraged.

The Bodum Pavina glasses are available from Amazon from $13.94 USD.

Bodum Pavina

How to do cold brew @ home

How would you like to not spend your money on a Hourglass Coffee Maker? This one is for all those people who have sensitive stomachs but still try to enjoy coffee at it’s fullest. This process may take up to 24 hours for your beverage concentrate to be ready to use. Cold brew is the new way to go!

What will you need?

1. Two 32 oz plastic coffee cups (2 of the same kind that nest inside one another)
2. Something to make the holes with, such as a push pin or small 1/16 hand drill
3. Cheesecloth or a coffee-filter (paper or permanent)
4. A storage container for your finished cold brewed coffee that has a lid

The brewing process

You can start taking one of the plastic cups and making many small holes in the bottom, using the pushpin. The more holes you pierce, the better.
Then you place this newly punctured cup inside the other cup, so they nest snuggly.
Pour one 1/2 cups of filtered water into the nested cups, and add the same amount (1 ½ cups) of coarsely ground coffee.
Stir gently to mix and wet all the grounds evenly.
Cover this mixture and let it sit overnight to brew, undisturbed.
After 18-24 hours, slowly lift out the inner cup, allowing the brewed mixture to drain into the remaining cup below.

When as much coffee-concentrate has dripped into the whole outside cup, use a square of cheesecloth, a paper or permanent type filter to strain the coffee as you pour the remaining brew from cup to another.

How to store your cold brew coffee

This makes a coffee-concentrate that will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
To use the cold brew concentrate simply add 1 oz. to a mug of hot water, adjust to suit your taste.

Several manufacturers make simple devises that work much the same way (without any mess) to cold brew your coffee. If you plan on making coffee this way, you may want to consider a brewer that is designed to make light of this process for you.