Monthly Archives: October 2011

Drip Filter Coffee Machines. Have they stood the test of time?

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Most coffee lovers have breakfast with an old friend – the coffee maker. But is the traditional drip filter machine passed its sell by date? A modern drip coffee maker is a surprisingly simple device. Manufacturers have had more than 30 years to hone their designs, so these coffee makers are pretty straightforward with very…

Choosing the perfect Coffee Grinder

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For  many South Africans, the only way to start a new day is with a cup of rich, freshly ground coffee. Grinding your own coffee beans is the best way to make sure that you are using the freshest possible coffee to make your daily brew. If you have a good grinder, grinding your own…

Is Decaf Healthy?

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Some people are told by their doctors that the caffeine has to go – yet they don’t want to give up their daily java fix. Coffee lovers sometimes switch over to drinking decaffeinated coffee as a way to get the taste without the health effects of the caffeine. Is this a good idea? Is decaffeinated…

Make perfect coffee using a plunger – French Press

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For many, using a Plunger / French Press was  the preferred method for brewing the perfect cup of coffee. While perhaps not as convenient as an automatic coffee machine, the press is simple to use and will produce a very rich, superior cup of coffee once you understand the basic technique. One of the primary…

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