How to Organize a Coffee Station in Your Kitchen

Coffee is a staple in many people’s daily lives, but it can be an expensive habit to maintain if you’re someone who buys their coffee out regularly. This is proven by articles such as this one, which compares the costs of drinking a coffee made at home, versus one that was purchased at a coffee shop such as Starbucks. For those looking for a more economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy their daily brew, a homemade coffee may be the way to go. This article will explore the vital components of a good coffee station, using a handful of excellent resources and reviews. After reading this article, we suggest you check out a few others with similar topics, such as this one about the best ground coffee out there!...

Home Coffee Roasting Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most asked questions and answers regarding roasting coffee at home with a hot air popcorn popper.

Question: Is home coffee dangerous?

Answer: Home coffee roasting is not dangerous if certain precautions are taken. Roasting coffee at home should only be done by an adult and in a well vented area, preferably in a garage or outdoor setting. Popcorn poppers do get hot so oven mitts should be worn. Also a home roaster should not leave a batch of roasting coffee unattended while roasting.

Question: Is home coffee roasting messy?

Answer: Roasting green coffee beans can get a little messy as the green coffee beans let off chaff as they roast. A popper should be aimed over a sink or bowl to collect the coffee bean chaff as it leaves the popper. It is advisable to...

My first woodworking project

Before I tell you about my favorite project – wooden coffee table, and before I’ll give some useful tips about where to get the coffee table plans from, I want to tell you about my first woodworking project.

As I mentioned earlier, I’m not a carpenter but since the last year I’m building wood projects, especially small wood furniture for home, not as a profession but as a hobby.

The beginning was difficult and things don’t go as well as I’ve expected, specially because I’ve worked according to an inappropriate woodworking plans.

I remember my first woodworking project, it was a cabinet for my wife, Emmy. She wanted to buy just a small wooden cabinet so I suggested that I’ll try building one myself.

I remember the difficulties of getting some quality wooden cabinet plans. The first design I’ve made was according to woodworking plans that a friend...

Coffee Table Plans – How I finally succeed building my coffee table

Hey James here,

If you’re looking for the best coffee table plans, than I’m glad you’ve found this website and I’m strongly suggest you keep reading because this my uncensored woodworking story.

The ups and downs, what stuff didn’t work and finally the one thing that did help me achieve my goal of building wooden furniture.

During the last year, I started to get interested in wooden furniture.

I and my wife started to search for wooden furniture to our home and garden. I’m talking about furniture such as cabinet, dresser, computer desk, shelves, bedroom’s bed and of course the item I wanted the most – coffee table.

I’ve started to ask myself: Can I capable of building some of this wooden furniture myself?

As I mention before, my biggest problem was my lack of experience. I didn’t know what woodworking...

Cuisinart Grind & Brew DGB600 Automatic Coffee Maker

Here’s a video that gives a great demo of the DGB600 Cuisinart Grind and Brew Automatic Coffee Machine.  Showing it’s full features will help in your purchase.

These are beautifully engineered for a long life and ease of use. This is the only product on the market with an integrated coffee grinder. And comes with a full 3 year guarantee.

You can program the screen to turn on whenever you want thanks to the digital display on the front of the machine.

The DGB600 actually comes with a permanent filter!  So no need to buy paper filters. It’s removable and dishwasher safe.

Your coffee will stay fresh and hot for up to 12 hours.

The Grind and Brew has it’s own water filter so you can use your own tap water and still get a great taste. Coffee shop coffee at home!

Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

This review was done by Mary Moore from the Cook’s Warehouse. She demonstrates the features of her favorite coffe maker – the Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew 12-cup Automatic Coffeemaker. Here are some of the points she mentions.

It has a half pound hopper for your beans on top where you can store them as well as use them.

It has a burr grinder instead of a blade grinder. The burr grinder grinds the beans – instead of cutting them up and heating them up which can alter the flavor.

The Burr is fully programable with the buttons on the front where you can select your own strength.

All parts are easy to clean and can be put in the dishwasher.

The thermal carafe will keep your coffee hot for up to 8 hours.

It also has a pause and pour feature.

The Cuisinart Programmable Espresso Maker EM200

You’re going to love this! Now you can get an expresso maker from Cuisinart. The model name is Cuisinart Programmable Espresso Maker EM200.

The below video is made by Homevillage.com and provides a great overview of the EM200. Here are some highlights:

This expresso maker is so easy to use you’ll feel like a professional barista! Make both hot and cold espresso based drinks. It features a warming tray on top so you can preheat your cups.

You can program it so that you can choose exactly how much coffee you want to brew. Or just use the manual button.

This expresso maker is also capable of making hot water for tea or other drinks. Want to learn how to make a frozen mocha?  Well it does that too!

There are also really good cleaning tips in this video.