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


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”.



Gear Review: Cafe Deluxe French Press


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

Blueprint Coffee

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

hand grinder

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


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

Aeropress recipes

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]