Are your Ruining your Brew

Hey Everybody, Jeff here.  Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days, I’ve been under the weather. Anyway, in this post I want to go a little into grinding, to get the best possible tasting coffee.  When is to much or to little?  Watch the quick video below and decide for yourself. See, it doesn’t all have to do with the type of grinder you are using, but more importantly the brewing method you are using.  For a French press and typical brew stations, as well as purculators, a medium grind is perfered.  However if you are brewing a nice expresso, then aRead More

Light or Dark?

Good Morning everyone, So this morning feels like a lighter day, with a light roast.  But really what is the difference between a light roast or a dark roast anyway?  Well here are the facts.  Light roast coffee refers to the length of time the beans were in fact roasted or cooked.  A light roasted bean usually retains more of the specific bean flavor, and contrary to popular belief, is higher in caffeine then a medium, or dark roast.   The coloring of the brew is lighter as well. While dark roast coffee’s typically carry a “roasting name” French roast, Italian roast, soRead More

Which one wins?

As I sit here with my morning brew, a sweet and succulent Colombian brew ( Colombia Huilu) from none other then Huge Jackman (that’s right, Wolverine is the co-founder of has his own coffee company).  But Laughing Man Coffee is so much more then just a coffee company.  It is a foundation that helps the coffee farmers of third world countries to realize their dreams of entrepreneurship and fair trade.  All of the profits made from the sales of Laughing Man coffee are for lack of a better word “poured” back into the foundation.. A truly remarkable story, and quite a remarkable brewRead More

Light Or Dark?

Choices are difficult for me at times.  I am mostly a dark, robust, type of coffee drinker, but a nice smooth light roast can be good at times too….  Today I am having a darker blend from Nicaragua.  This shade grown, sun dried bean is a Supreme dark roast, that has a hint of chocolate, and finishes with a snap of bitterness.  A true pleasure in every sip. Come to think of it, and a little to do with the theme of the day (Light or Dark)…however maybe a little off (color) if you will.  What is your feelings on the whole Black LivesRead More

Hello Coffee Lovers ;-)

Hey everyone, my name is Jeff, and welcome to my new site.  I just love a good cup of coffee, don’t you?  Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here.  I truly believe that there really isn’t a time of the day when a good cup of coffee can’t be enjoyed.  And when tied in together with a good conversation, that’s even better.  This the inspiration behind  I NEED COFFEE. Here I will share with you my latest brew, with a funny story, or a rant, or just a joke that I heard that day, whatever really.  So sit back and enjoyRead More