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….

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: 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…

Everyday Coffee: OXO Pourover

The best coffee is the stuff you make by hand. But I don’t always have time to dedicate to crafting that perfect pourover. Mornings en route to work, for example. So when I saw the OXO Pourover Coffee Maker, I had to give it a shot. Long story short, the art of making a really…

Everyday Coffee: Ninja Coffee Bar Review

I am a coffee snob. My French press is my weapon of choice. But when I saw the Ninja Coffee Bar on sale (refurbished) for around $90 at Ollie’s and Woot, curiosity got the best of me. I had to try it out. The Ninja Coffee Bar is … unconventional. It promises “better than a coffee house experience…

Damn Good Coffee

It’s supposed to be 97 today.  I’m swamped with emails from video submissions from blogHarrisburg.  I have a half dozen eBay shipments to make today.  McDonald’s screwed up my breakfast order.  I just found out my PayPal Premier account has ridiculous processing fees.  Gas is supposed to hit $4.30 by July 1.  I’m at work…