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How to Make Turkish Coffee: the Turkish Method of Brewing Coffee

Turkey (the country, not the Thanksgiving bird) isn’t necessarily known for their delicacies to the general population.

For connoisseurs, however, Turkey is known as one of the original coffee brewing countries. The people of Turkey have so much know-how, in fact, that they have their own method and serving style.

Turkish coffee is different than all other kinds (save a few primitive recipes for Cowboy Coffee) because there is no filter involved. Instead of filtering the grounds, Turkish coffee is ground to an almost-powder consistency and allowed to settle after brewing.

Like an espresso a Turkish coffee will be very strong and full of flavor. It is typically served with sugar and the spice cardamom, something the espresso-drinking French simply abhor.

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Wacaco Minipresso NS Portable Espresso Machine Review

Wacaco Minipresso NS Portable Espresso Machine

When you’re busy, you don’t have time to stop at a coffee shop. And who wants to make a full pot of coffee when all you want is a quick espresso? On days like these, you need a portable espresso maker.

Manual single-serve espresso machines require hot water to operate and work anywhere. And because of their small size, they’re easy to pack and store. One of these machines, the Wacaco Minipresso NS promises to do all of this and more, so we decided to see if it was as good as it looked.

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Nomad Portable Espresso Machine Review

Nomad Paris Red Portable Espresso Machine

There’s nothing better than an espresso when waking up or having a bad day. And if you’re like many true coffee lovers, you likely have a home espresso machine, portable espresso maker, a coffee pot, and a million other small appliances. Now, you’re out of space.

Portable espresso presses are easy to travel with, but they take significant effort and don’t always produce the best espresso. Full-sized espresso makers make a fantastic espresso, but you can only enjoy it at home. If this dilemma sounds familiar, UniTerra’s Nomad Portable Espresso Machine may be precisely the device you need.

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Primula Single Serve Coffee Brew Buddy Review

Primula Single Serve Coffee Brew Buddy

This simple one-cup brewing solution is a great way to take your coffee with you. It’s convenient to carry and transport to other locations and small enough to fit in your purse or travel bag easily. The filter uses a simple flow-through bag concept similar to flow-through tea bags that you get when brewing tea.

At first, I thought the concept was almost too simple to be effective. But the video explained how they use a scientific principle known as “turbulence” to swirl the coffee and the water together while protecting the grounds from getting into the water.

Some reviews on Amazon complained that some grounds got in their coffee, but I think that is because they used superfine grounds. The manufacturer recommends using coarse (larger) grounds to prevent this problem. So your choice of coffee is essential. It’s also possible that some of these users did not understand how to use it properly.

All-in-all, I like it because it is a simple way I can brew my coffee in a hurry and get the same rich taste I’d get from a diner or coffee shop.

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Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker Review

Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker

Just because you’re roughing it out in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to go without coffee. You’re camping, not reenacting the life of a caveman. Today, there are several types of coffee and espresso makers perfect for outdoor living.

Submersible filters, French presses, and percolators make a good cup of coffee if you don’t mind having grounds in the bottom. AeroPresses, pour-over, and espresso makers make delicious coffee, but they’re finicky, messy, and often hard to clean. A portable propane coffee maker will give you the best of both worlds — a delicious coffee without the fuss.

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