What are the differences between Drip and Pour over coffee brewers?

I know, you must be thinking what could be the difference between drip and pour over coffee brewer? In both the methods we pour water over the grounds. Both the methods let gravity pull the brewed coffee down and also they both can make a clean cup of coffee.

But despite these similarities, both the methods can produce really different results. Let’s have a look at some main differences between the drip and pour over coffee brewers.

  • Coffee Quality

So let us begin with the most important factor i.e. the quality of the coffee. Just in case, you don’t believe me, do one thing. Make a cup of drip coffee and a cup of pour-over coffee and you’ll yourself see the difference in the quality.

Well, if you are using a basic pour over techniques, fresh coffee, and proper grind size, the pour-over coffee will likely win. But to be honest, if you can invest $200+ in your drip coffee brewers, they can make the best cup of coffee juxtaposed to a pour over coffee. Most of the pour over cones are available at just $20-30 range, which is quite an affordable path to stellar coffee.

  • Temperature Stability

Most of the low quality drip brewers don’t reach the optimum water temperature range for coffee. Well, there is no such question as what is the best temperature range for coffee brewing. Some drip coffee pots can reach that range but most are not able to do so that may affect your final cup of coffee negatively.

On the other hand, pour over coffee brewers have no control over the water temperature. This thing totally depends on you, you just need to put the kettle on the stove till it boils, so you don’t have to worry about the water temperature with pour over brewing.

Controlling the water temperature by boiling your own water is an easy and effective way to have good coffee, and which is quite difficult with drip coffee brewers.

Temperature Stability

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  • Pouring Style and Consistency

Unfortunately, brewing coffee with drip pots makes an imbalanced and unsatisfying coffee because the shower heads don’t disperse the water over the coffee grounds evenly.

While the pour over brewers you don’t have to face such problems, as they give you the full control over the pouring of the water. You don’t have to depend on the spout in the machine, thus, you can pour water the way you want and can also make changes if you need.

Again, when the brewing process is completely in your hands that means better and more balanced coffee.

  • The Ability to “dial-in”

With a drip coffee brewer, most of the part is done after the pre-programmed settings are done. But they won’t tell you how to make better coffee but only give you a sense of control.

On the other hand, you can make your own adjustments with the pour-over coffee brewer. If you want your coffee to brew slowly, simply pour water a bit slower. If you want to extract fewer flavours than the last time you brewed, all you need to do is, use less water.

Auto drip brewers may not allow you to do brew the coffee the way you want or may stop you from really being able to “dial-in” your brew. But the pour-over coffee brewers let you have the full control over the brewing process.

Drip Coffee Makers

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Octopus in red wine sauce

Today’s recipe is for those who love Sea Food and wine both. If you love any one of them make sure you try this recipe at least once because it is really good.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Octopus in red wine sauce


  • 2lbs of Octopus
  • 1 bottle of 750ml red wine
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper



  1. In a medium-size pot which holds about 4 liters place the red wine and turn on the heat to medium-high.
  2. Let it boil for 5 minutes then take the Octopus and dunk it three times into the wine and on the third time leave it in there for 1 hour
  3. I was told you want to shock the octopus that’s why you do the dunking part.
  4. After one hour turn on your BBQ grill and turn the heat up high while this is getting hot,
  5. Take out the octopus and let it sit for five minutes,
  6. Then cut it up to bite size pieces and place it into a steel grill pan.
  7. Then cut a lemon in half and place the steel grill pan with the octopus on the grill and squeeze that half a lemon all over it and let it cook for 15 minutes, mixing it every 3 – 4 minutes.
  8. Then remove from the grill and place the octopus on a plate and sprinkle that salt, garlic, and pepper over it and the other half of the lemon over it and serve your Octopus with red wine sauce with some bread and a glass of Chianti and enjoy.

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Irish Soda Bread

Today, I am going to share with you a personal favorite recipe. It is called Irish Soda Bread and even my kids force me to make this at least once in a week.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 60 minutes

Irish Soda Bread


  • 3 1/2 cups of bread flour
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of raisins
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter



  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees, and with a 1/2 of a tablespoon of butter grease an 8 1/2″ loaf pan.
  2. Then in a medium size bowl mix your flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and as you are mixing this put raisin in gently coating them in the dry mix.
  3. Then in a separate bowl combine your eggs, milk, and butter and mix, and then add to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon by hand till moist, it will be thick and sticky.
  4. Then place the mixture in the greased pan and try to evenly flatten batter as best as you can, it will rise in the middle as it bakes for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing, and serve the Irish Soda Bread with some butter on top and enjoy this great traditional recipe that was given to me by Patti G.


If you liked this recipe please share your reviews here or in the comment section.

Summer Lemonade Martini

If you liked our previous recipe that is party time ice tea, then you will definitely like this recipe as this is also quick to make and complements with the food served in a party.

  • Prep time: 2 minutes

Summer Lemonade Martini



  1. In a drink shaker place two ice cubes and then pour the vodka and lemonade mix,
  2. Then place the top on, and shake for 20 seconds and pour into a martini glass.
  3. Take a lemon, and cut into 8 pieces, and take one piece and squeeze into glass,
  4. Then take that piece and place into the glass, and serve.


Enjoy this perfect Summer Lemonade Martini drink with friends and family.

Party Time Ice Tea

If you are about to throw a party, then it is must to know about the things which are quick to make and loved by your guests.

  • Prep time: 2 minutes

Party Time Ice Tea


  • 2 ounces of Fire Fly Sweet Tea Vodka
  • 4 ounces of unsweetened ice tea
  • 3 mint leaves


  1. In a drink, shaker take two of the mint leaves and tear them up and place into the shaker,
  2. Then take two ice cubes and place into a shaker with the Vodka and unsweetened tea,
  3. Then place the top on and shaker.
  4. Then take a glass and place ice inside it, and pour the mix into it.
  5. Garnish with the other piece of mint


Enjoy the Party Time Ice Tea mix while taking some sun in the yard with some friends and family. If you like these type of quick recipes and want to get more like this recipe share your feedback here.

Things to see while buying Keurig Machine

Buying a coffee machine is never easy especially if you have decided to buy one from the Keurig brand. They have so many designs and models available that it could become a little confusing to choose the right one for yourself. Keurig machines are one of the best-rated drip coffee maker. Well, you don’t need to worry because we have come up with the perfect list of things that you need to check when buying a Keurig machine for yourself.

  • Reservoir Size

One of the most important things to see when buying a Keurig machine is the size of the water reservoir. According to your needs, you would find different models with different reservoir sizes. Some would conjure only one cup of coffee and some would be able to make up to 12 cups of coffee after being filled. It all depends on your needs and requirements. If you are looking for a big Reservoir Size, ninja coffee bar is the best-rated coffee maker for 2017.

  • Reservoir Design

Another thing to check when buying a Keurig machine is the reservoir design, whether it is removable or not. A removable reservoir will be easy to fill and clean unlike an attached reservoir, which would require some effort from your side to fill it.

  • Brew Time

Although Keurig coffee makers are quick to brew a cup of coffee, some of their models are still quicker than the other models. Some Keurig coffee machines take only 60 seconds to brew a cup of coffee while some other models take up to 2 minutes. It all depends on how quickly and often do you want to brew your coffee.

  • Cup Sizes

Another feature to consider while buying a Keurig machine is the cup sizes which are available. Most Keurig coffee makers provide you a standard sized cup of coffee but some machines offer you a choice to choose your cup size and brew coffee according to that choice.

  • Automatic features

There are many models which come with many automatic and energy efficient features like Auto switch off, Auto rinse, etc. With these features, you can clean your coffee machine with just a simple click of the button and you don’t have to worry about leaving your coffee machine on anymore. The coffee machine will get automatically switched off after 90 seconds of non-use. Isn’t that amazing now?

  • Easy cleaning

Another thing to see when buying a Keurig machine is that whether the drip tray is easily removable or not. If it is, then your whole cleaning process will become much easier and you would be able to pour your coffee into different sized cups.

  • Easy drainage

This is another feature which is quite useful when you are traveling or shifting to another place. With this feature, you just have to push a button and the water tank will drain any remaining water allowing you to take your coffee machine to wherever you want.

  • Other features

Apart from all the above-mentioned features, you could also look at the display and touch features which help in making the whole coffee brewing process much simpler. A display screen which displays when you need to descale your machine or pour more water will be infinitely more useful than a machine without these features.

If you have any doubts regarding buying, the Keurig machine you can reach us here.

Want to live healthy? Learn to cook healthy with these tips

Are you a budding chef? Do you love cooking healthy food? Cooking is an art and cooking healthy food is not as easy as it looks like.

There are a lot of things to keep in mind and well, as a beginner, you are bound to make a lot of errors and mistakes.

But don’t worry, if you really are interested in cooking a good and healthy food, then just follow these simple tips and you will become a master chef in no time.

Pay attention to the whole recipe

One of the best ways to ensure that you don’t end up with a disastrous dish is to pay careful consideration to the recipe. Make sure you read the recipe thoroughly and take the exact amount of ingredients as mentioned in it.

Since you are a beginner, you are bound to be a little clueless about what is the right amount but as you practice, you will become more intuitive and after some time you won’t even need to pay attention to the recipe. But until then, make sure you stick to the measurements.

Get all the necessary equipment

Make sure that you have all the necessary kitchen tools and equipment. You would need to equip your kitchen with a few of the basic tools like a sharp knife, non-stick pans, mixer, etc. You need to make sure that you buy high-quality equipment and make sure they aren’t made of any cheap material.

It is important to invest in good-quality instruments because that would determine how easy and quickly you are able to cook your food. A blunt knife would not only take you a lot of time to chop your food items and it is also dangerous to you.

Prep your ingredients in advance

Once you have read the recipe completely, make sure that you keep all your ingredients ready before you start the whole process of cooking.

Keep all your fruits and vegetables and ingredients chopped and sliced and ready to go, this will help in speeding up your cooking process and will make it easier for you to concentrate on the recipe stepwise.

Hone your knife skills

One of the things you should pay extra attention to is slicing and chopping your vegetables and fruits with your kitchen knife. Make sure that you practice regularly and become an expert in cutting food items quickly and efficiently.

This particular skill could greatly reduce your cooking time and could prove to be really beneficial in making your food look good and appetizing. Make sure you get a proper chef’s knife for your chopping and slicing and a paring knife to trim your strawberry and prep your other fruits and vegetables. Here are a few tips to get ti right.

Fill your kitchen with healthy ingredients

Another great way to ensure that you produce delicious food is by making sure that your pantry is full of healthy ingredients and fresh spices.

Stock up your kitchen with various herbs and spices as this will make sure that your food is always flavorful without the use of butter, salt or oil, making your food healthy by the use of these healthy substitutes.

Keep your kitchen spick and span with these easy cleaning tips

Cleaning your kitchen could be a cumbersome task when you have too many kitchen appliances to be cleaned. But with these few simple tips, you won’t find cleaning your kitchen so hard anymore.

For the Cast-Iron Pan

Most people know that you should never scrub your cast-iron pan with a dish soap as it tends to remove its oil coated surface which can turn the pan sticky. So how do you clean it? Use salt on your pan and then scrub it with a dish cloth and then rinse it with water.

This will ensure that all the food that is stuck is easily removed while not affecting the pan coating. You can also add cooking oil on your pan to ensure its oil coating remains intact.

Get the Blender cleaned

Anyone who has used a blender knows how difficult it is to get out the vegetables and fruits stuck in it and no matter how hard you try to wash it by hand, you are still not able to completely clean it. Well, there is a simple way to clean your blender.

Just pour in the dish soap and water inside your blender and start it again. Then drain the dirty water and rinse it with water again, your blender will be completely clean and good for use again. Here’s how our friends at Clean My Space suggest you do it.

Removing coffee stains from cups

Coffee stains on china cups can be a pain to remove and require a lot of hard work and patience but with this simple trick, you would be able to remove the stain in just a few minutes.

Just take a solution of vinegar and salt and use it to scrub your china cup clean. It is quick and efficient and you won’t need to spend more than a few minutes to get the stain off.

grind the dirt out of your coffee grinder

If you own a coffee grinder and frequently use it for grinding coffee beans and other food items, then you would know how difficult it is to clean your grinder after every batch.

Although you should avoid using your grinder for spices and herbs, still a lot of people use it for grinding which tends to leave a strong smell behind.

To clean your grinder of all the remains and smells, just run a handful of uncooked rice through your grinder and it will get rid of all the leftovers and smell quite efficiently.

Cleaning your Microwave quickly

One of the most efficient and quick way to clean your microwave is by keeping a wet paper towel inside the oven and running it on a high temperature.

The steam which will be released from the wet paper towel will ensure that all the grime and dirt loosens down which you can then remove easily with the help of another wet towel. Check out the video guide below for more. 

Lastly the Coffee Pot

Coffee stains are the worst and hardest to remove and so cleaning a coffee pot is no easy task. When you leave coffee for longer periods of time in the pot, the pot is more likely to gain a brownish residue and would require a special cleaning solution to resemble its older look.

You will need ice, lemon and salt to clean your coffee pot quickly and efficiently. Fill your coffee jug with a quarter of ice, then cut your lemon into quarters and squeeze in two quarters and then add 2 tbsps. of salt. Now swirl the mixture inside the jug, you will notice that your jug gets cleaned up in no time at all.


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How to get your restaurant’s decor right on a low budget

Are you tired of your old themed restaurant? Would you like to make a few changes? To run a successful restaurant, you need to make a few designing changes every now and then but getting a redo could be expensive.

So we have listed down all the ways in which you can do an interior design makeover of your restaurant without spending too much.

Create a good first impression

What do the customers notice when they first enter your restaurant? Your entrance door. So make sure you jazz up your entrance door with the help of a few bright colors and a few paintings.

It is inexpensive to paint your door in a bright color and adding a few small patterns to give it a more homely feeling.

Get your logo hand painted

One way to remodel your whole restaurant is by adding your restaurant’s logo on all the walls in a pattern. This would ensure that your walls aren’t bare and it would give a more professional look to your restaurant too.

It will be completely easy too as you can get a local painter to do it for you. Just project your company’s logo on the wall with the help of a projector and ask the painter to paint along those lines. Professional yet inexpensive.

Go white on the walls

Another way to redesign your restaurant is by going for a classy look and painting it all white. White is an eternal color and makes your restaurant look more chic and stylish, especially if you have wooden furniture to go with it. So just paint your restaurant white and see the magic for yourself.

Turn your tables

If you are really looking for a cost-effective way to redesign your restaurant space, then the easiest way would be re-arranging your furniture.

Get your tables polished with a new color, get the few scratches and dents fixed and your restaurant would look as good as new. A new paint and a new polish go a long way and it doesn’t cost you much too.

Get bigger, get better

One way to remodel your restaurant’s look would be by adding a few chairs and tables outside if you have space and starting the outdoor services too.

All you need is a few tables and a chair and a stand to protect your customers from the heat and rain and you are all set to go. This would definitely impress a lot of customers and will give your restaurant a great look too.

Remodel your Bathrooms

Where do your customers end up doing the most? The bathroom! So make sure you renovate your bathroom too.

Just get a few new tiles or get new, stylish mirrors and towel holders and a funky bathroom nameplates and you would be all set to go. Your customers would find it highly impressive and you wouldn’t have spent thousands of bucks on the renovation.

You can do a mixture of the above-mentioned things and you will see that your restaurant has a completely new look and that too without you spending all your hard-earned money on all the renovations. Always remember that little changes tend to go a long way.