How to make amazing gourmet coffee at home.

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At Coffee Detective we take a common sense approach to helping you make the best gourmet coffee.

Browse through these pages for help in choosing some wonderful gourmet specialty coffee beans, plus advice on buying the best coffee makers, single serve brewers and coffee grinders.


Which coffee maker is best for you and your home?

Drip brewers, single serve brewers, pour-over brewers, the French press. So many choices! Find out which is best for you...

The brewers that coffee professionals use at home.

You'll be surprised by how "ordinary" these brewers are, and why the pros like them so much. Check out the pros' top choices...

More coffee awesomeness...

9 Amazing alcoholic coffee drinks.

Alcoholic coffee drinks recipes for after-dinner treats. If you have the liqueurs and the coffee, we have the recipes.


7 Delicious cold coffee recipes...

Try these cold coffee drinks recipes to keep you refreshed during the hot months of summer. Get them here...

Coffee as a miracle health cure...

Drinking coffee is good for you in so many different ways, and actually protects you against some serious diseases and illnesses. Find out more here...


How-to tips for making great coffee. 

How to measure coffee to make the perfect brew.

What is the correct water temperature for brewing coffee?

Choosing between dark and medium roast coffees.

How to make coffee without a coffee maker.


Coffee photo of the week...

Pourover coffee being madeWatching my coffee being hand poured at Houndstooth Coffee, Austin, TX.

More coffee photos...


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A few coffee topics our readers are asking about.

How can I descale my Keurig Brewer?

Is the plastic in K-Cups safe?

Drip or percolated coffee - Which is best?

How many times can I use the same K-Cup?

Can I still get one of the original Keurig brewers, like the B40 Elite?

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