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Nov 14, 2022

Our review of the Maestri House Detachable Milk Frother.

The Maestri House Detachable Milk Frother is a great piece of coffee gear for making cappuccino or a latte at home. Good for hot chocolate too!

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Oct 07, 2022

Video: How to use the My K-Cup coffee filter with your Keurig Brewer.

A video demonstration of how to use the Keurig My K-Cup reusable coffee filter.

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Oct 07, 2022

Our review of the Bonavita BV1800 coffee maker.

The Bonavita BV1800 is the best drip brewer we have ever used, and is priced a lot lower than you might expect.

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Oct 04, 2022

Can I use leftover coffee instead of water when making a new pot?

QUESTION: Is it OK if I decide to use the leftover coffee to brew a new pot of coffee? I would have to add some water as well, so the old coffee would

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Sep 30, 2022

Terrible plastic smell and taste in new coffee makers.

QUESTION: Every new coffee maker I’ve ever tried has an awful plastic smell when you first start brewing with it. I hate it! Is this even safe? I can

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Sep 29, 2022

How to brew a larger pot of coffee.

QUESTION: I have a Bonavita coffee maker and a Cuisinart conical burr grinder. Currently I’m using Starbucks Sumatra beans. The problem I’m running

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Sep 15, 2022

Does it matter if I never clean my coffee maker?

QUESTION: I guess I already know the answer to this. But honestly, other than rinsing the carafe at the end of each day, I’ve never washed my drip brewer.

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Sep 14, 2022

How can I make frothed milk if I don’t have an espresso machine?

QUESTION: Hi, I’m a bigtime coffee drinker, and like to use the hands-on approach. I grind my coffee beans with a hand grinder, and brew the coffee

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Sep 09, 2022

Only 10 Dunkin' Donuts K-Cups in a 12 K-Cup box. Why?

QUESTION: Hello Coffee Detective . . . After fruitless searches of the Internet and of your site, I cannot find an answer to the question I ask myself

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Mar 13, 2022

Supporting charitable causes with every bag of coffee sold.

Some coffee roasting companies do more than roast amazing, gourmet coffee beans. Some of them also donate a proportion of their profits to a charitable cause.

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