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Delightful, delicious, and delectable – these are the words I found swirling in my mug of coffee this morning.
For me, coffee is happiness in a cup. It is fitting that as I am writing this, I am sipping on my morning brew.
I am by no means a coffee snob, but I know bad coffee when I taste it. I never put much thought into my coffee – like how I make it or where it comes from.
The most effort I put forth is the selection of the pre-ground beans from the grocery store shelf, and then tossing it all in my coffee maker and calling it a day.
I had no idea there were so many different methods to brew your coffee at home – I was only familiar with the French press, pour-over, and percolator methods.
The following blogs discuss and dissect everything there is to know about coffee – from the selection of the beans to the myriad brewing processes to choose from and the final labor of love steaming in your mug.
What an odd word, right? In this case, Sprudge refers to the online publication for global coffee culture and not the sludge created by leftover espresso grounds.
Since its inception in 2009, Sprudge has grown into a worldwide network of more than 70 coffee-loving writers who cover topics, ranging from café openings to coffee specialty events.
As a craft beer enthusiast, the concept of nitro coffee is fascinating to me, since it comes out of a tap and is stored in a keg like beer. You can even buy it in cans and bottles in certain stores, just like beer. Nitro coffee is cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen, which causes it to have a creamier and slightly sweeter taste than regular cold brew coffee.
In Los Angeles, new coffee shops are exploding onto the café scene, but one in particular, Warbler Coffee Roasting, has created a coffee trike that is its own portable café, serving up nitro brew in the area.
Sprudge also reviews coffee marketing methods and product designs. In its “Nice Package” series, Sprudge highlights coffee brands and roasts with eye-catching designs. The Koppi in Sweden and Dune Coffee in Santa Barbara are a couple of my favorites.
Follow @Sprudge on Twitter.
Benji is the blogger behind The Coffee Concierge, and he is “not a coffee connoisseur.” Rather, he says he’s just a person who’s passionate about coffee.
Benji uses his blog as a platform to share anything that has to do with making high-quality coffee beverages at home. He’s a firm believer that anyone can make great coffee at home – you need only the right tools and a passion for the brew.
Benji reviews coffee-making gear and coffee beans, and he also has a brew guide and a section where he publishes his “coffee experiments.” His experiments range from Is Cold Brew Coffee a Scam? to Comparing a 1-Hour-Later Grind to a Fresh Grind.
Benji’s enthusiasm for coffee brewing shines through in his writing, and I enjoyed exploring his coffee adventures.
Follow @CoffeeConcierg3 on Twitter.
Founded by Brian W. Jones, Dear Coffee, I Love You is a love ballad for all things coffee.
Since 2009, DCILY has published articles about the intersection of coffee and design with the goal to promote high-quality coffee and recognize the farmers who give us the beans.
From a slew of recommended roasters to cheeky DCILY prints reminding you that “There is no X in Espresso,” this blog is a smart and fun conglomeration of bits and pieces for every coffee lover to enjoy.
Jones’s book “Brew: Better Coffee At Home” also is a staple on the site, where he “demystifies” how to brew your own specialty coffee in your home.
DCILY is a can’t-miss for anyone looking for a quick round-up of articles aimed for coffee fanatics.
Follow @DCILY on Twitter.
Designed with the mission to help you “navigate the world of craft coffee,” The Coffee Compass is a must-have tool in the coffee connoisseur’s utility belt.
Michael Butterworth, Darren Jennings, and Stephen Lee (the founders) all contribute to the site, writing stories that range from how-tos and product reviews to where to find the best coffee shops and the science behind making the perfect cup.
Three Coffee Podcasts You Need In Your Life contains Butterworth’s picks from what he refers to as our current “golden age of coffee media.”
Learn How to Make Good Coffee in a Hotel Room with The Voice’s Dave Moisan caught my attention, because hotel coffee notoriously is awful and I did not know there was a way to actually have good coffee in a hotel room. It is a more involved process than stuffing ingredients into a coffee machine (my preferred method), but it is doable for anyone with the right motivation.
Follow @CoffeeNESW on Twitter.
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Megan Boley is a Customer Content Specialist at PR Newswire. She is an avid reader and aspiring photographer. Follow her on @PRNHispanic.