The Best Attractions in Lima’s Miraflores District [Peru]

Things to do in Miraflores District Lima Peru

Although many travelers visit Peru to explore its pre-Columbian heritage, most travelers passing through the nation’s capital, Lima, prefer to stay in the city’s most modern neighborhood: Miraflores. Travelers choose Miraflores for its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, its vibrant arts and entertainment scene, and its wide range of attractions that appeal to every kind […]

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10 Intimidating Facts About Scaling the Seven Summits

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If you don’t think you have the strength, willpower or mental fortitude to climb the highest peaks on every single continent, you’re not alone–only around 350 people, as of January 2012, have actually had the guts–and money–to accomplish this formidable task. Adding to the challenge is the fact that, depending on whom you talk to, […]

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STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine Review

STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine

Just because you’re busy or traveling doesn’t mean you should have to live without your daily espresso. Portable espresso machines make this delicious liquid gold of the gods available wherever you are in just a few minutes. And they’re great for small kitchens or the office, too.

Manual portable espresso presses are made to fit easily into a backpack. And because they don’t require power, you can use them anywhere and at any time. If this sounds like the perfect solution for you, the STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine may be worth considering.

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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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