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Make Better Coffee

Your perfect cup of coffee is waiting to be brewed.
Our simple tips, tricks, and guides are here to help.

Buying Coffee

Discover amazing single-origin coffee and superb blends — taste the wide range of coffees this caffeinated world has to offer.


18 best coffees for French press in 2021
French press lovers aren’t looking for plain, old drip coffee. They want something especially suited to their favorite brewing method.  But …
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54 best coffee k-cups in 2021: The ultimate k-cup buying guide
There was a time when k-cup fans had only a handful of choices for coffee. Those days are long gone. …
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The 11 best Guatemalan coffee beans in 2021
Most decorations don’t taste very good — unless you lived in 17th-century Guatemala where coffee plants adorned the halls instead …
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The 19 best black coffees and how to enjoy them
Black coffee doesn’t have to be bitter, sour, or otherwise hard to drink. It’s a delicate treat, not an endurance …
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Honduran coffee beans: Are they the best new premium coffee source?
Most coffee-producing countries choose either to produce massive amounts of mediocre coffee or a much smaller amount of high-quality beans. …
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20 best coffees for cold brew in 2021
Some like it hot, but others like it cold brew. Between the smooth, delicious flavor, the lower acidity, and the …
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Making Coffee

Learn the best, simplest, and most cost-effective ways to make high-quality coffee — whether you want stronger black coffee or a fun, new latte.


13 Different types of coffee makers: The ultimate guide
The number of coffee makers out there is astounding! I’ve lost track, but there are at least several thousand on …
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15 best espresso machines under $200
Espresso machines are so expensive! And so many cheap espresso machines either can’t make real espresso or are made with …
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Is Nespresso worth it? The value of pod coffee
Nespresso makes some of the most powerful pod coffee machines on the market. Few companies have this kind of devotion …
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12 Best reusable Nespresso pods in 2021: VertuoLine and OriginalLine
Wouldn’t it be great if your capsule coffee machine could use your favorite coffee beans? With Reusable Nespresso capsules, you …
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The differences between DeLonghi vs Breville Nespresso machines
Choosing a Nespresso machine can get very complicated very fast. Not only are there two different sets of machines (VertuoLine …
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Nespresso Vertuo Next vs VertuoPlus: Which is better?
Until recently, capsule espresso machines were a joke. They tried, but it was just too hard to create good espresso …
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Coffee Facts

Dive deeper into the fun and unique aspects of coffee culture while gaining a deep understanding of the coffee bean.


How long do Keurigs last? And why do they break
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting out of bed, turning on your Keurig, and watching as it fails to brew …
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Nespresso caffeine content: How strong are coffee pods?
Have you ever wondered which Nespresso capsule has the most caffeine? I’ll give you a hint: It’s an OriginalLine pod.  For …
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What does the Keurig strong button do?
“Strong” is one of the most confusing words in the coffee-lover dictionary. Sometimes, stronger means bolder and more flavorful. Other …
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The 11 strongest coffees at Starbucks, ranked by caffeine content
Sometimes you just want more caffeine, and — if you know what to order — Starbucks can deliver just that. …
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Oily coffee beans: why are some coffee beans shiny?
That oily sheen on your coffee beans is entirely natural, but is it a good thing? Today, we’ll be taking …
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The 14 unique types of coffee drinkers
Every coffee drinker falls into one of these 14 categories. Throughout your coffee journey, you may have even drifted through …
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Zak Kann, Founder of Easy to Espresso

Hey! I’m Zak — writer, chemist, and proud owner of Easy To Espresso.

I’m on a journey of coffee discovery, looking for the best coffee beans, brewing methods, and tricks of the trade.

I hope my journal helps you as much as it does me!