Everyday Coffee: Life with the Behmor Brazen Plus

I’ve spent the last week putting the Behmor Brazen Plus through its paces as my daily driver coffeemaker. My first review focused on the basics of the machine, and today I’m going to focus on the end product: does it really stand out as an excellent coffeemaker? In a word, yes*. It can produce an…

Behmor Brazen Plus Review: A Coffee Geek’s Coffeemaker

The Behmor Brazen Plus is a fascinating coffeemaker from a company you’ve probably never heard of. It’s got an unconventional design reminiscent the Bunn HB, but with a feature set that simply doesn’t exist on any other consumer coffeemaker. I discovered the Brazen Plus thanks to the SCAA’s list of certified coffeemakers. Up until then, I’d never heard of Behmor. Based…

Everyday Coffee Review: Life With The Bunn HB

Bunn has a long history of building indestructible industrial-strength coffeemakers. You see them everywhere: restaurants, travel plazas, hospitals, convenience stores … anywhere coffee is a critical part of day-to-day operations, you’ll find a Bunn. A few years ago, Bunn entered the home market. Back then I actually purchased one of their earlier models — the Bunn Velocity Brew….

Bunn 10-Cup Programmable Review: Industrial Strength Coffee

This is part of my Everyday Coffee series, in which I review five affordable SCAA-certified coffeemakers. Today I’m starting a new week by taking the Bunn HB 10-Cup Programmable out for a spin! Say hello to the Bunn HB. Yup, that Bunn. The same company that literally every truck stop, diner, restaurant, and convenience store is…

Everyday Coffee: Life With the KitchenAid KCM0802

This is part of my Everyday Coffee series, in which I review four affordable SCAA-certified coffeemakers. For the last week, I’ve been using the KitchenAid KCM0802 as my daily go-to coffeemaker. Read on to find out how it held up! The whole point of this review series is to find an easy way to make better coffee….

Everyday Coffee: How I Test

This is part of my Everyday Coffee series, in which I review five affordable SCAA-certified coffeemakers. I’m in the middle of testing one of the coffeemakers this week, so here’s a look at how I actually do my tests. Read on to find out why subjective is the only way to go. I Love Coffee And there’s no better…

KitchenAid KCM0802 Review: A Retro-Future Coffeemaker

This is part of my Everyday Coffee series, in which I review four affordable SCAA-certified coffeemakers. This weekend I started using up is the KitchenAid KCM0802. Read on to find out how it compares! Meet the KitchenAid KCM0802 KitchenAid, makers of the best stand mixer ever made, has entered the game. Say hello to the KCM0802. KitchenAid claims that this is not a…

Everyday Coffee: A Week with the Cuisinart CPO-800

This is part of my Everyday Coffee series, in which I review four affordable SCAA-certified coffeemakers. Read on to find out how the Cuisinart CPO-800 ranks after a week of “daily driver” use! A Week with the Cuisinart CPO-800 In my last post, I introduced you to the Cuisinart CPO-800. Over the past week, I’ve been using it…

Cuisinart CPO-800 Review: Live from 1985

This is part of my Everyday Coffee series, in which I review four affordable SCAA-certified coffeemakers. Criteria is simple: they have to be programmable, they have to be easy to use, and they have to produce a damn fine cup of coffee. Read on to see how the Cuisinart CPO-800 compares! Meet the Cuisinart CPO-800 First on…

Everyday Coffee: Coffeemaker Roundup

This is the first in a series called “Everyday Coffee”, in which I put four highly-rated coffeemakers through everyday, real-world testing. We have a long-lasting love-hate relationship with coffeemakers. Your great-grandparents likely used a French press, siphon, or pourover. Probably involving fire. They’re all great brewing methods with their own strengths and weaknesses. They take a bit…

The Last Days of Holy Hound Bottle Shop

Thanks to some new liquor laws, Pennsylvania beer distributors are now able to sell beer in any quantity. In response, some retailers are changing up their offerings or hours, while others are closing up shop. Unfortunately, my favorite local place to buy bottles — Holy Hound Bottle Shop in York — is among the latter.

Goodbye Growler, Hello York Street Grille

It’s been nearly a year since Grandpa’s Growler — legendary only for its subpar draft selection and laughably awful food — was unceremoniously shuttered. In its place stands York Street Grille, which opened just this past December. After giving them a few months to work out any opening quirks, we made our way down to see what, if…