Does Tea Expire? (Does Tea Ever Go Bad?)

teabags and loose leaf tea

In my recent article Do Coffee Beans Expire?, I talked about the apocalypse. And the potential lack of caffeine that might come with said apocalypse. Hey, it’s a valid concern. So, if you’re worried about your tea habit in a post-apocalyptic world, just like in the coffee article, I come bearing positive news. Tea bags … Read more

How Long Does Tea Last? (What’s The Shelf Life For Tea?)

oolong tea in a tea pot

Tea is a shelf-stable dry good that can be brewed and safely consumed long after the best by date on its packaging. Tea does, however, degrade over time, weakening its flavors and reducing its antioxidant properties. For the best experience, tea should be brewed within 6 to 12 months of opening, with slight variations depending … Read more

Can Nespresso Machines Make Hot Chocolate?

nespresso machine

Nespresso coffee machines are great for making single-serve coffees in a multitude of flavors without a lot of fuss or clean-up. Once you get used to that easy fill-push-and-brew technique, it can be hard to go back to making your hot drinks in a traditional coffee pot or kettle. Nespresso knows they’ve got a satisfactorily … Read more

Do Coffee Beans Expire? (Can They Go Bad?)

coffee beans on wood table

I don’t know about you, but whenever I sit pondering what life in a post-apocalyptic world might be like, I always worry about coffee. Presumably, a world devoid of life, but rich in misery and zombies is gonna be a tough world to endure. I can barely handle eight a.m. on a normal day without … Read more

Starbucks Milk Frother (Review & Where To Buy)

starbucks milk frother

Many people prefer speciality coffee drinks, which can be a bummer if you don’t have all the equipment needed to make these expensive drinks at home. Frothed milk is a necessary ingredient in multiple coffee brews. There are many ways to get frothy milk, but the easiest and best method is to use a milk … Read more

Americano vs Espresso: What’s The Difference?

barista making espresso

If you’ve spent some time staring at the coffee shop menu, then you might be wondering if there’s really any difference between an Americano and an espresso drink. The answer is: Yes, the is a difference! The basic difference is that an espresso is made by forcing hot water through the coffee grounds at a … Read more