How To Make a Perfect Cup Of Coffee By Planning Ahead

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A little preparation can help you make the perfect cup of coffee, even before you’ve had coffee to wake you up.

If you drink coffee every morning, it’s probably a safe guess that you’re not quite human until you’ve gotten some caffeine in you. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s turned on her coffee maker without adding water or stumbled to a Keurig machine not realizing there’s no K-Cup in there. If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from preparing your morning coffee in advance.

Below, I’ve outlined a few tips that will help you speed through your coffee routine with ease, no matter what machine you use. Some of these will seem very simple, but they might just do the trick for you!

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Free Up Counter Space With Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

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Grind and brew coffee makers combine the power of a burr grinder with the convenience of a drip coffee maker, all in one appliance.

While choosing to make coffee drinks at home rather than by dropping by Starbucks every day may save you money in the long run, it can cost you in the short term. In order to recreate barista-quality beverages at home, you not only need to use the best-tasting coffee you can find, you also need the right equipment. The problem is that having an arsenal of coffee devices can be harsh on your wallet — and eat up your counter space, too.

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Can One Machine Make the Perfect Breakfast?

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These all-in-one coffee maker and toasters may be just the trick for making the perfect breakfast.

Do you ever wake up late for work, struggling to get dressed and rushing to the car with no hope of stopping for breakfast or even a quick cup of coffee? What you might need—in addition to a better alarm clock—is a multi-purpose breakfast machine, the type of device that can become command central for your basic daily morning meal. These all-in-one machines might be the secret to a perfect breakfast.

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How To Roast Coffee Beans At Home

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Try one of these kitchen appliances and learn how to roast coffee beans at home.

When it comes to a good cup of coffee, it’s all about the beans. Now, you can certainly buy a lovely bag of ground coffee or whole beans right from your grocery store. But if you’re interested in perfecting your own signature coffee, you’ll want to roast the beans yourself — and I’m here to show you a few different ways to do it.

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Grocery Store Coffee Taste Test: Give Gevalia a Try

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In this grocery store coffee taste test, our reviewer compares three of the most popular grocery store coffees.

Recently, I reviewed some instant coffees that I unfortunately didn’t enjoy too much. So when I took on the task of a grocery store coffee taste test, I was a little apprehensive. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the three I tried each had something great to offer.

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Best Electric Kettle Reviews

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These electric kettles are voted best for capacity, ease of use and price.

Recently, I wrote about my electric kettle, the Breville Ikon, and although I’m a big fan of it, not everyone agrees. As such, I thought it would be helpful to look at the top-rated electric kettles, according to Viewpoints reviewers, and see which are the best options for consumers today.

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Instant Coffee Taste Test: Skip the Starbucks

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Instant Coffee Taste Test: Our reviewer says to skip the Starbucks and go for the classic Taster’s Choice.

Since I work from home, I have the luxury of brewing my coffee however I want. For so many others, though, coffee is a daily necessity but the extra time it takes to brew an exceptional cup is not always available. That’s why I tested three different instant coffees: Nescafe Taster’s Choice, Mount Hagen Organic and Starbucks Via French Roast.

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Review: Remington iCoffee — Brewing Coffee With Steam


Remington’s iCoffee uses SteamBrew technology to produce a smooth cup of coffee.

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Product: iCoffee 

Viewpoints Score: 81/100

Est. Price: $169.95

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How To Clean a Coffee Maker

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It’s important to clean your coffee maker every month for the best coffee from your coffee maker. Our expert shares several methods for how to clean a coffee maker.

I went to a hotel last year where running water through the coffee maker to make tea was impossible. It was so poorly maintained that no matter what I did, I couldn’t get the water to come through clean. It’s an extreme example, but without proper maintenance, the same thing could happen to your machine. That’s why it’s important to know how to clean a coffee maker.

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