Welcome to The Coffee Concierge!

The Coffee Concierge

Me, cupping some coffee!

Since 2012, I’ve been reviewing coffee makers and other home coffee making equipment, making sure to focus exclusively on the best of the best.

What I mean by this is that I only review the best rated coffee makers according to other coffee drinkers around the web, and I only review coffee makers that use freshly ground coffee.

So if you are looking for reviews of the latest Keurig or Nespresso, sorry, I’m not your guy. If, however, you are looking to make the best coffee you can possibly make you’ve come to the right place.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I make the best coffee in the world nor that everything I say or do with my coffee is the way you should do it. Instead, this website is simply about helping each other start on a path towards making better coffee.

I have as much to learn about coffee from you as you have to learn from me.

How to Use This Site

Although I’m constantly adding new things to this site to help you on your quest to making better coffee, things are still very much a work in progress. So thanks in advance for bearing with me.

Currently, The Coffee Concierge consists of 3 categories where you can find the majority of the site’s content. These are: coffee maker reviews, coffee reviews, and coffee experiments.

You can see the 3 most recent posts for each of these respective categories below, or you can browse for specific types of coffee makers and coffee by following the links above.

Brew Guides

Nearly every coffee website in existence has brew guides for different types of coffee makers. This coffee site is no exception!

If you are looking for some guidelines on how to make coffee with specific types of coffee makers I encourage you to head over to the brew guides for written and video instruction.

Keep in mind that these are not the be-all and end-all ways to make coffee with these coffee makers, but they should help get you started for your own experimentation.

I’m still working on many other brew guides, so please stay-tuned!

Coffee Maker Comparisons

I love comparing coffee makers side-by-side so it’s easy for people to choose the right coffee maker for their individual needs.

If you’d like to see how two top rated coffee makers stack up against each other in blind taste tests, I encourage you to checkout my coffeemaker showdown series. I have plans to do many, many more of these in the near future.

If you are looking for comparison charts between coffee makers with similar features and benefits, I’ve also put together plenty of those. Here are a few comparison charts you can get started with:

Coffee Maker Reviews

KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer Review

Coffee Maker Review: KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer (KCM0802)

Benji Walklet

The list of SCAA Certified home coffee makers has grown a little bit bigger with the recent addition of KitchenAid’s relatively new “Pour Over Coffee Brewer.” This elegant auto drip coffee maker is designed to mimic the popular pour over coffee brewing method sans the somewhat fussy ritual that it generally requires. Now, don’t get...

Coffee Maker Review: Kalita Wave 185

Benji Walklet

Another pour over coffee maker is probably the last thing that I needed for my already too-crowded kitchen. Fortunately, the is not only incredibly small, but it also boasts several benefits my other pour over coffee makers can’t stake claim to. About the Kalita Wave The is quickly becoming one of the most popular pour over...

Coffee Maker Review: Bonavita BV1900ts

Benji Walklet

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Well, maybe not. But being the coffee maker nerd that I am, this is a very exciting day for me. In the past few months, the SCAA Certified list of home coffee brewers has practically doubled. Why exactly? Well, my hunch is that more and more consumers...

Coffee Reviews


Coffee/Espresso Review: Blue Bottle – 17ft Ceiling

Benji Walklet

Blue Bottle Coffee’s 17ft. Ceiling is the coffee I decided to pick up this week before my next Angels Cup’ shipment came in. I really had no idea what to expect from this coffee aside from the fact that is was coming from a prestigious roaster. And Blue Bottle certainly made it easy for me...
Sightglass Blueboon Review

Coffee Review: Sightglass Coffee – Blueboon

Benji Walklet

I picked up a bag of Sightglass Coffee’s Blueboon this week and was pretty impressed, despite the fact that the coffee was already more than a week past the roast date. In fact, this is probably the best bag of coffee I’ve tried from Sightglass so far. About The Blueboon The Blueboon is one of...
High Brew Double Espresso Review

Cold Brew Coffee Review: High Brew Double Espresso

Benji Walklet

After several disappointing experiences with High Brew’s cold brew in the past, I didn’t think I’d ever pick up another can of this stuff. Specifically, it was the Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mocha flavors that I couldn’t even finish because of the awful aftertaste. But then I caught this great review by MokaBees of...

Coffee Experiments


Coffee Experiment: How Does Water Temperature Change During the Brew Cycle?

Benji Walklet

Dear SCAA, You’ve frequently stated that the optimal water temperature for brewing coffee should fall between 195˚ and 205˚F. But what you failed to explain is when that water temperature is actually being read by your fancy thermometers. Let me clarify what I mean. You see, I have a that I use on a daily basis...

Coffee Experiment: Pre-Heating Thermal Carafes

Benji Walklet

One of the biggest issues in the coffee world is keeping coffee hot after it has been brewed. This could be one of the reasons single-serve coffee makers have become increasingly popular over the years…people are simply tired of brewing a full pot of coffee only to have it cool after a short period of time....

Coffee Experiment: Hot Brew vs. Cold Brew – Which is the Better-Tasting Coffee?

Benji Walklet

What happens when you brew the same coffee at completely different temperatures? No, I’m not talking about a difference of 5˚. I’m not even talking about a temperature difference of 20˚. Let’s try a 160˚F difference in water temperature. Yep, we’re talking about cold brew vs hot brew here. I basically want to see if...

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