Nesco CU-30 30-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Urn Review

  The first time I ever saw or even heard of a Nesco brand coffee urn was a couple years ago at a trade expo. It was being demonstrated by a competent rep so I put my critical hat on to see where the potential pitfalls lie in this machine. I have to say the rep did a good demonstration and I was pretty pushed to find many negative points with this particular urn. There are always a few of course but on the whole I was impressed. This is why:   Specs It has a read more..

How To Roast Coffee Beans At Home

No matter how big of a coffee geek you may be, you are not a true coffee cultist until you know how to roast coffee beans at home. Considering the fact that we are living in an era where doing things yourself is glorified, it is worth a try. You will get hooked to at-home roasting because it is both easy and satisfying. The most common method that you can that is easy and stress free is oven roasting. Things you will need: The first thing that you will need to roast coffee beans at read more..

Aroma Stainless Steel 40-Cup Coffee Urn Review

When considering a home based coffee urn, you might pass up the Aroma Stainless Steel 40-Cup Coffee Urn for a fancier model in its price range. But that could be a mistake, especially if you don’t want to be waiting on coffee all  day. My sister and I saw this on display at a bridal fair last month, and she immediately put it on her gift registry since she’s the impending bride. It wasn't as large or fancy as some others, but the specs were enough for her needs. Features: It read more..

The Best Ways To Store Coffee At Home

Have you ever noticed that, in time, stored coffee loses its flavor and smell? This happens because it's not stored properly. When it comes to storing coffee, keeping it away from air, light, moisture, and heat is the key to retaining its freshness and flavor. Therefore, any container that keeps it away from these natural elements will be able to keep it fresh. Some people store their coffee in a see through glass jar. Although it might look good from the outside, it's fails to read more..

Hamilton Beach Commercial 60 Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Urn Review

We never really considered a coffee urn until I got dragged to a comic con-type convention last year. Sure, we entertain and pull out the stovetop percolator a lot, but an urn? The Hamilton Beach Commercial 60 Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Urn proved that urns weren’t just for church kitchens, stuffy businesses and bored rich women. Just goes to show you’re never too old to learn. The line into the place was almost around the block, so some co-dressers (or cross-dressers, or whatever read more..

The Difference Between A Coffee Urn And A Percolator

With all the different kinds of models and brands of coffeemakers out there, it's quite difficult to pick the right coffee-serving machine if you don't have sufficient information handy. Furthermore, it's really difficult to know what's being referred to, especially when you're not familiar with the terms--coffee urn, percolators, automatic drip coffeemakers etc. Some people call them percolators. Others refer to percolators as coffee urns and vice versa. But is there a way to tell the read more..

Coleman 12 Cup Coffee Percolator Review

A few percolators in the marketplace now bridge the gap between the stovetop and the campfire in terms of style and function. The Coleman 12 Cup Coffee Percolator is one of them. How is it made up? For the listed price, one might think the Coleman 12 Cup Coffee Percolator is made of aluminium or a cheaper alloy. Thankfully it’s not since aluminium causes all sorts of health risks, including Alzheimer's. At least Coleman got that right when they used heavy grade steel as the primary read more..

How to Avoid Coffee Jitters

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world today. It's been that way for over 400 years. People cannot get enough of it. Just look at any Starbucks at any given lunchtime. Some people suffer from coffee jitters as their bodies try to absorb the caffeine found in coffee. Being wired in this way can be a terrible nuisance if not handled correctly. At times, excessive jitters might make you think of giving up coffee altogether (not this writer). You can use a number of read more..

Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Percolator Review

Cuisinart is a good name for a lot of different products, but I honestly never considered the brand for coffee. Beggars can’t be choosers, though, and when the caffeine attack happens it’s time to get percolating. When the choice is between the Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator we were sent for review purposes and the instant coffee alternative, there really wasn't much arm twisting needed to get testing. Cuisinart has a good brand name in appliances so we read more..

Alternative Uses For Coffee Grounds

Let’s face it: coffee is an inevitable part of our lives today. If you start your day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, you will probably agree with the previous statement. And you are not alone in your crazy love for coffee; according to the latest statistics from the International Coffee Organization, a total of 1.4 billion coffee cups are being poured and consumed everyday all around the globe. With all of the cups being consumed, just think about the vast amount of coffee read more..