Coffee YouTuber James Hoffman takes a look at five espresso machines costing under £500 (US$650). His top overall choice is the most expensive one, the Rancilio Silvia. I've had one for about 15 years and really like it, though I added a PID temperature control unit, which cost a couple of hundred dollars, making the overall cost about $950.
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
In this video, South Korean maker Yong-Moo Lee slowly and painstakingly steps through the process of creating a gorgeous, ornate coffee scoop. He does everything from creating the silver ingot to forming the bowl to carving the handle. Beautiful work, mesmerizing to watch. READ THE REST
When you grind coffee beans, you want to use a burr grinder, not a blade grinder. Burr grinders break the beans into uniformly sized chunks, unlike blade grinders, which flay the beans into pieces of widely varying size. I've had my Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder for over 10 years and it's still working like… READ THE REST
It's no newsflash to say the world is full of entertainment options. Heck, just restricting yourself to the digital universe, there are hundreds, even thousands of ways to learn new skills, improve your life, and yes, just relax and veg out on videos whenever you like. But with that many options for entertaining yourself, where… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST
Training packages are available everywhere. And since everyone wants to know how to code, there are literally hundreds of different courses, lectures, and training sessions that can help teach you the building blocks of this foundational ability. However, most of us aren't very patient. We want the facts we need to know, we want them… READ THE REST