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How to Clean a Black & Decker CBM210 Burr Coffee Grinder

How to Clean a Black & Decker CBM210 Burr Coffee Grinder

My workhorse Solis Maestro coffee grinder died last December. I was in a rush to replace it, and we were about ready to move, so I bought a cheap CBM210 coffee grinder from Black & Decker. The grinder has its plusses and minuses. On one hand, it was really inexpensive – $20 at Target – […]

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Sad Day for Tea and Coffee Snobs: Upton Tea Imports Variable Temperature Kettle Out of Production

Sad Day for Tea and Coffee Snobs: Upton Tea Imports Variable Temperature Kettle Out of Production

I was talking about the AeroPress coffee maker to one of my co-workers yesterday. He asked me how I got the water as close to 200° F without boiling the water. I told him about my Upton Tea variable temperature electric water kettle, and scurried off to send him a link. I was aghast to […]

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Black & Decker CBM210 Burr Coffee Grinder Review

Black & Decker CBM210 Burr Coffee Grinder Review

I review the Black and Decker CBM210 coffee grinder. It’s not bad for $20, but if you are a serious coffee drinker you will want to save up for something other than this high-maintenance, low-feature grinder.

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Keurig B-40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System Review

Keurig B-40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System Review

I review the Keurig B-40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System. It might be a good choice for you if you only want one or two cups of coffee at a time, but a good coffee machine and thermal carafe are a more economical — and ecologically friendly — choice.

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Thermos Stainless King 16oz Coffee Travel Mug Review

Thermos Stainless King 16oz Coffee Travel Mug Review

The King lives up to its name — and the marketing hype — by keeping hot liquids hot for almost five hours. Plus it’s built like a brick shithouse.

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Bunn NHBX-B Electric Drip Coffee Maker Review

Bunn NHBX-B Electric Drip Coffee Maker Review

The Bunn NHBX drip coffee maker is a great, no-frills machine that makes a very good, hot pot of coffee at the right temperature.

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R.I.P., Melitta Fast Brew Coffee Machine

R.I.P., Melitta Fast Brew Coffee Machine

After about three and a half years of heavy usage, my Melitta Fast Brew coffee maker finally bit the dust. I noticed a few days ago that the coffee wasn’t as hot as usual. That was a bad sign, especially since I put the finished coffee directly into a glass-lined Thermos air pot to stave […]

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Thermos Vacuum-Insulated 2 Quart Glass-lined Airpot review

Thermos Vacuum-Insulated 2 Quart Glass-lined Airpot review

I review the Thermos Vacuum-Insulated 2 Quart Glass-lined Airpot available from Target.com. It is better than the original at the same bargain price of $15.

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Electric kettle shootout: Adagio UtiliTEA vs Upton Tea Imports comparison

Electric kettle shootout: Adagio UtiliTEA vs Upton Tea Imports comparison

I compare the variable heat setting electric tea kettles made by Adagio and Upton Tea Imports. The Adagio UtiliTEA has many design advantages over the Upton, but falls short in actual heating performance.

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Aerobie Aeropress: The greatest coffee device ever devised?

Aerobie Aeropress: The greatest coffee device ever devised?

I have participated in the Ars Technica Sekrit Santa event ever since it was started four years ago. Every year I got something awesome: niche coffee from Honduras, very nice tea, and a Gnomad, Gunpowder tea and tulip glass teaware, and an Italian stovetop coffee maker complete with homemade instructional DVD. Those were all great, […]

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