We Put the EK43 on a T Shirt and You Can Get One

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If you’re like us, coffee t shirts are gradually replacing the band shirts you really liked in college. But we’re willing to bet your wardrobe is missing a compass made from everybody’s favorite grinder, the Mahlkönig EK43. This beauty was designed by Birmingham-based designer Ryan Harrison and is printed on a gray 50/50 American Apparel shirt. All of the profits are going towards funding coffee farmers on Kiva, a micro-finance organization that offers zero-interest loans to individuals who don’t have access to more conventional sources of funding. We can’t think of a more worthy candidate than those hard working farmers that make our morning cup possible. For more information just fill out our contact form with the subject line “t shirt”.

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Gear Review: Cafe Deluxe French Press

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One of the benefits of having a coffee website is that occasionally people send you free things in exchange for publicly sharing your opinion. Recently Cafe Deluxe sent us one of their 1 liter French presses, and we’ve enjoyed testing it over the last couple of weeks. [Continue Reading…]

Cupping with Blueprint Coffee

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By Eli Keel Louisville's craft coffee scene got a swell treat when St. Louis's Blueprint Coffee stopped by McQuixote Books and Coffee to share a taste of their line of artisanal offerings. Blueprint is a young company that's already making a name … [Continue reading]

Five Reasons to Use a Hand Grinder

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1. Spend your money on a burr, not a motor. A good grind is all about the burr. The bigger the burr set, the more consistent the grind. For example, the Baratza Virtuoso has a 40 mm burr set for $229 while the OE Lido 2 has a 48 mm burr for $175.00. … [Continue reading]

Gear Review: Huky 500 Coffee Roaster

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The thought has crossed the mind of every serious coffee nerd: Can I roast my own coffee? We've debated it enough times that when we first stumbled upon a picture of the Huky 500, we were infatuated. The device looked like something between a hotrod … [Continue reading]

Five Amazing Must-Try Aeropress Recipes

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Home coffee enthusiast Chris Heiniger lifted the Gold Aeropress at the 2015 Eastern Aeropress Championship, but the competition featured too many creative Aeropress recipes not to share a few of our favorites. Warning: you probably won't be able to … [Continue reading]