What is Dialing in Espresso and How to Do it Perfectly?

Dialing in Espresso A Guide For Pulling a Perfect Shot

Dialing in espresso is a process of tweaking many aspects of the espresso-making procedure, such as the coffee quantity, water ratio, and grind size, until the finished shot satisfies your preferences for taste and quality. Finding the ideal settings will require some trial and error, but once you do, you’ll be able to recreate that … Read more

What is the difference between Americano and Black coffee

Black coffee vs Americano

The main difference is “Americano” is a type of black coffee prepared by adding hot water to concentrated Espresso shots. While “Black coffee” is a more general term that can refer to any type of coffee that does not contain milk or cream. It can be made using any brewing method, such as drip, French … Read more

What’s the difference between single vs double Espresso shots?

Single vs Double Espresso shots

A single espresso is typically about 1-1.25 ounces of liquid extracted from 7-9 grams of finely ground coffee, whereas double espresso is about 2-2.25 ounces of liquid extracted from 14-18 grams of finely ground coffee. In this article, I’ll break down the key contrasts between a solo one-ounce espresso versus a full two-ounce double shot. … Read more

How to use ground coffee in Keurig (2 Simple Ways!)

The Keurig coffee makers are not known for brewing the best coffee but for brewing coffee with great convenience and ease using K coffee pods. Since K cups are more expensive than regular coffee grounds, you may be tempted to use ground coffee in Keurig or you might want to use it if you run … Read more

What is Keurig Strong Button and How it Works

Guide on Keurig Strong Button

Although Keurig coffee makers are incredibly convenient, they are often criticized by coffee snobs for brewing weak or watery coffee. To counter that, Keurig started incorporating “strong brew buttons” in their latest models, especially the higher-end ones. So, What does the strong button do on a Keurig? Keurig’s strong button actually slows down the brewing … Read more

What is the Best water to use in Keurig

What Water to Use in Keurig

The quality of water you use in your Keurig can significantly impact the quality of your coffee drink. Bad water can easily ruin the taste of coffee. After all brewed coffee is 98% water. It’s always a best practice to use filtered or bottled water in Keurig. As well as preparing the most flavorful cup … Read more

Can you use your own coffee in Nespresso?

Can you use your own coffee in Nespresso

Nespresso machines are convenient, but convenience comes at a cost. Nespresso coffee capsules are significantly more expensive than regular coffee grounds. Key Takeaways Let’s discuss how to use your own coffee grounds in Nespresso and whether it is even feasible to do this. Keep reading till the end to find out why I don’t recommend … Read more

Does Nespresso make regular coffee? (Yes, It can!)


Nespresso machines are known for rich and concentrated espresso shots with a thick layer of crema. However, we are not always in the mood for strong espresso shots; sometimes we crave a smooth 8 oz cup of coffee. Yes, Nespresso Vertuo machines make regular 8-oz servings of coffee, and they manufacture coffee mug-sized capsules as … Read more

How to make Coffee less Bitter?

How to make coffee less bitter

Coffee always has some bitterness in taste and that’s why it is not liked by many people in the world.  Regular coffee drinkers actually love bitterness if it is balanced. But too much bitter coffee can also turn off the mood of coffee lovers. The good news? With some clever tweaks and pro tips, you … Read more

Best Water Temperature For French Press Coffee

water temperature for french press

The water temperature you use is crucial for brewing optimal French press coffee. While opinions vary, there is an ideal range that extracts the perfect balance of delicious flavors. The perfect water temperature for French Press Coffee is between 195 and 205 degrees. It’s just below the boiling point of water at sea level, which … Read more