Where everything is about what else coffee and coffee beans. AboutBeans.com is a collection of pages focusing on coffee.
At AboutBeans.com you will learn all about the coffee bean, from an overview of the countries where it is grown to the specifics of roasting and blending.
Tips on preparing, grinding and storing coffee will help you make terrific coffee at home and increase your enjoyment of the beverage.
Stay on top of your coffee education by reading the latest coffee news on-line in our What's Roasting Section.below
I have put together a collection of information; articles and tidbits about my favorite subject… coffee. Different types of coffee beans, how to make a great cup of coffee, where coffee comes from, flavored coffee, how to home roast coffee, where to buy green coffee beans, coffee recipes, organic coffee and I even included pages on unique coffee mugs and also values of antique coffee grinders which I collect. There’s a lot more coming. I hope you and enjoy this site and come again.
The secret to a great cup of home brewed coffee is without a doubt starting with fresh whole bean coffee. The smell…the taste… is wonderful. Now, there are two ways that you can purchase whole coffee beans. You can either purchase it pre-roasted or you can buy green coffee beans and then roast them yourself at home (which isn’t as complicated than it sounds). The oils from the beans will start breaking down after roasting, causing the bean to lose its flavor. So, the less time between roasting and drinking, the better.
Use Arabica beans as a general rule. You can branch out and try other types if you so desire, but stick to Arabica.
I prefer to purchase my beans at a store or coffee shop that roasts its own beans. There is nothing wrong with getting your beans from a online retailer. Selections are large and shipping isn’t that expensive. Besides most quality online retailers take your order, roast the coffee beans and then immediately package it up and send it to you so that you receive the freshest beans available.
Try whole bean coffee from various regions around the world to find the region you prefer, since the region of the world in which the coffee beans are grown will strongly affect their flavor. The three general coffee-growing regions are Africa/Arabia, Asia-Indonesia-Pacific, and Central/South America.
The whole bean you choose will depend on whether you like a light, medium or dark roast. Since a light roast lets all of the bean's original flavor come through, save this option for a coffee whose flavor you like the best.
Bottom Line: You can't have a better manual grinder in your kitchen.
A far reaching interview with espresso machine designer wunderkind Kees van der Westen, delving into his history of unique designs, and the rollout of the KvdW Works newest creation: the Slim Jim Espresso machine.
Bottom Line: You don't need seven reasons to purchase the Sette. It is truly an innovative grinder and provides quality results, especially for espresso-making.
Bottom Line: Decent price point for grind flexibility and general use, but inconsistent and not the best choice for the more serious espresso extractions.
Bottom Line: My new favorite manual drip brewer
We take a detailed look at the newest manual (unpowered) espresso machine on the market: the Flair Espresso Maker. How does it stand up? Does it make real espresso? Find out!
Bottom Line: Makes good coffee, the worst of the worst as far as quality and design functionality.