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Review: “Fika” (cookbook), Brones & Kindvall

Pros: Sooo delicious! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break is an absolutely delicious cookbook! It explains that

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Rebooting with a Latte Tapioca Recipe

For the last three years I’ve suffered from insomnia, something that got particularly bad over the last six months. This is why this blog went defunct and the reviews blog slowed to a trickle. I’ll get into the details of

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"Give the Bitch Her Chocolate," Polish & Wotz

Pros: Deliciously vulgar and offensive; sarcasm paired with darling vintage illustrations Cons: Deliciously vulgar and offensive Rating: 5 out of 5

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"Coffee Drinks," Michael Turback

Pros: Delicious flavors and exciting ideas Cons: Impractical for anyone but a professional barista Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   I was looking forward to Michael Turback’s Coffee Drinks cookbook with great anticipation.

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"Coffee," Betty Rosbottom

Pros: Great balance between technique & recipes; wonderful recipes; gorgeous photos Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Chronicle Books.   I adore coffee and, in particular, coffee-flavored treats. It’s something of an obsession of mine,

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"Mocha," Michael Turback

Pros: Exquisite; delicious; unusual; adventurous; nifty informational tidbits; beautiful photos Cons: FATTENING; many drinks require espresso Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   I’m a sucker for good chocolate and coffee drinks, and I

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"The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coffee & Tea," by Travis Arndorfer and Kristine Hansen

Pros: Incredibly thorough; will help you understand every aspect of coffee and tea production and appreciation Cons: Makes the appreciation of coffee seem unreachably expensive and complex; could be livelier in places Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy

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Senseo Coffee Maker Model HD7810, EcoPad refillable pod, and Douwe Egberts Medium Roast Coffee

The Senseo isn’t for people who want to drink their coffee in bulk. It’s meant for folks who want that experience of a single cup of hot, frothy coffee–like they might get in a cafe–but in their own home and without the hassle of a big espresso machine or other appliance.

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"The Coffee Book," by Campbell and Smith

“The Coffee Book” will average out to a 4 in the overall rating, but keep in mind the individual components. What you want out of this book makes a huge difference in whether or not it’s useful to you.

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Krups Pro Aroma 12-cup Coffee Maker (Model 452)

In all, it has a couple of small things that aren’t quite right, but it makes great coffee. And the small things are all small, so they don’t really annoy us. This is a decent coffeemaker and it works sufficiently well.

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