Coffee

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Coffee

Both my wife and I are huge into the world of coffee – and we have the gear and gadgets to prove it! These are some of our favorite coffee items, including brewing methods and tools to help make our coffee an amazing experience.

Brewing Methods

Chemex

Chemex - Photo from Amazon

The Chemex is our daily go-to for making coffee. It provides a well-balanced, easy-to-drink cup, all while being easy to use (and clean). We have the 8-cup model — it gives us enough coffee for approximately four medium-sized coffee mugs, which easily gets us through the day or through a sitting with friends.

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AeroPress

AeroPress - Photo from Amazon

Personally, this is my favorite way to make coffee. A combination of pour-over and pressurized extraction, it provides a full-flavored, well-bodied cup. It can bring out the nuttiness and undertones of a coffee roast, while providing an amazing foundation for either an Americano or other fancy coffee drink.

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Bodum Pebo (Siphon Pot)

Bodum Pebo - Photo from Amazon

Honestly, we don't use this very often. It does make an excellent brew, but it requires so much setup to use, and the cleanup is a pain. I wish it was easier, since we would probably use it more often. It does make for a fun showpiece, however. There are other models that come with holders and burners, this specific one only has the pot itself.

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Bodum Young Press (French Press)

Bodom Young Press - Photo from Bodum

If I want to make a small batch of deep-flavored coffee, I go for my French press. I actually found this model on sale at a small coffee and sweets shop, but a French press is so basic that any model would do just fine.

Order on Bodom's Website.

Other Tools and Accessories

AeroLatte

AeroLatte - Photo from Amazon

A simple but easy-to-use frother for getting a good cream foam.

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Starbucks Coffee Mugs

Starbuck Been There Coffee Mug Series - Photo from Amazon

One of the only things that we actually "collect". We love getting the You Are Here collection or Been There Series from Starbucks. If you'd like to send us a cup, we'll gladly accept if we don't have it!

Find Mugs on Amazon.

Favorite Coffees

Starbucks Veranda

Starbucks Veranda - Photo from Amazon

This is our standard, go-to coffee for any brewing method. It's a lighter roast, letting the true coffee flavors come through in the brew.

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1820

1820 - Photo from Amazon

An excellent roast from Costa Rica! We've had it brought back to us by multiple friends, but it can be purchases online as well.

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More Favorites to Come!

As we find more roasts we enjoy, we'll post them here!

Favorite Syrups

Sometimes you want something a little sweet in your coffee. These are some of our favorite syrups to add in a cup:

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