Coffee expert James Hoffman tried a bunch of different supermarket instant coffees to find out which one tastes the best. He entered into the test with a strong bias against instant coffee for two reasons 1) "convenience, by and large, results in a sacrifice of quality," and 2) "instant wants to be cheap." But he was still curious, so he went to a delivery website and ordered every kind of instant coffee they stocked. After receiving 38 different kinds of coffee, he tried them all. The winner was Little's Colombian Premium Instant Coffee, but he reminds viewers that instant coffee is just a "snapshot" of fresh ground coffee.
My favorite song about coffee is this 30-second hardcore punk banger by Descendents. But in case you want another way to amp up your morning caffeine intake that isn't a pure blitzkrieg of sensory overload, this mix of They Might Be Giants tunes about coffee are a great alternative. It's a good microcosm of the… READ THE REST
They all laughed at me at the invention symposium (that I dreamed up in my head) when I showed them that it could be done! I installed a handle to my coffee grinder and emerged vindicated and victorious. The handle was real. The vindication was imagined. For nearly a year now my Bodum Bistro electric… READ THE REST
I have a Capresso burr coffee grinder. It's still going strong after about 15 years. It costs just shy of $100 and it's infinitely better than a blade "grinder" (Which slices coffee beans, rather than crushes them as a burr grinder does). In this video, coffee expert James Hoffman looks at five different burr grinders… READ THE REST
A good parent doesn't raise their child on a constant diet of fast-food hamburgers and other junk. Yet, many pet owners may be feeding their dogs even worse culinary horrors without even realizing it. While there are strict guidelines about the types of by-products and chemicals that can find their way into food consumed by… READ THE REST
Thanks to Netflix's wildly popular series, The Queen's Gambit, chess, a game invented about 1,500 years ago, is surging back into public consciousness. But while the Game of Kings may be riding a wave of increased awareness right now, it is, by no means, the only game that has survived the test of time into… READ THE REST
Only 20% of American students learn a foreign language. While that's low, it ends up feeling downright pathetic when you consider that more than 9 out of 10 European students are schooled in at least one other tongue. Sure, there are so many languages in Europe that residents there have to learn a few to… READ THE REST