Keurig Problems and How to Solve Them

Your Keurig won't brew a full cup, it turns on/off by itself or it just seems broken - then then this episode is for you. Today, we’re covering a really important topic: how to solve the most common Keurig problems. It's important to say that Keurig machines are not as durable as coffee maker used to be. My Elite has 5 years! and it's still good. But, some are having issues after just a year or even few months. First, a good care is important. … [Read more...]

Starbucks Verismo Recipes , Simplified

Welcome back! Today I'm doing a post on how to make Starbucks Verismo drinks at home, as requested. Now, with the Verismo brewers, you can use classic recipes but, I will also show you how you can use certain products strategically to get the perfect result - and spend less. Below you'll find a collection of recipes, but in short: for each coffee drink, I'll include classic recipe and a DIY version. Simply use the one that you like … [Read more...]

The 20 Most Popular K-cups (Among our Readers)

The following is a compilation of the most purchased k-cups on Amazon – by our community. Here are the most popular ones from the last quarter. Popular regular k-cups 1. The Original Donut Shop 2. Green Mountain Dark Magic 3. San Francisco Bay k-cups (all varieties) 4. Green Mountain Breakfast Blend 5. Coffee People Jet Fuel 6. Tully's French Roast 7. Newman's Own Special Blend 8. Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend 9. Green Mountain … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

A simple pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. Let me tell you why I love homemade PS lattes... 1. Sugar. We all know that processed foods are full of sugars and high fructose corn syrup, which is a pretty good reason to start making flavored coffees at home. One small pumpkin spice latte - 8 ounces have 25 grams of sugar. That's equivalent to 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar in a single cup of coffee! For a … [Read more...]

Anatomy of my favorite travel mug

Mason jars are ideal as travel mugs and here's how you can build your own for less than $5.00. After I wrote about what tools I use to make coffee, I got several requests for a post about what travel mugs I use or can recommend. And, even though I have a huge collection, I decided to talk and help you build just this one. Because this is the best to go cup ever, and for so many reasons... 16 ounces is ideal size for a travel mug. the … [Read more...]

quick iced coffee recipe

There’s a classic iced coffee recipe that calls for cold coffee. This is not it. Not that there’s anything wrong with the old recipe. It's just...I always thought that iced coffee should be freshly brewed and ready in 5 minutes, or less. Probably that's why I was never a huge fan of the cold brew method. And, while the old recipe is still almost-perfect, for me, the "timing" (30 min) was never good enough. A year ago or so, I decided it's … [Read more...]

peppermint mocha recipe with candy canes

Hi guys, today I'm sharing a highly requested peppermint mocha recipe with crushed candy canes! Over the years, I’ve tried and tested so many different versions of peppermint mocha, but this one is by far the best. Let me show you how easy it is... ______________ HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT MOCHA ingredients: 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee or a double shot of espresso (2 oz) 1/2 cup hot milk 1 tsp quality cocoa powder + 1/2 tsp sugar, or 2 … [Read more...]