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12 cafes worth visiting in Kansas City

12 cafes worth visiting in Kansas City

Kansas City is our hometown, and it is sometimes overlooked as both a destination as well as a place to get a great cup of coffee. Unbeknownst to many, the cafe scene is growing quickly with new cafes and roasters popping up all over. The SCAA USCC Qualifier...

5 places to drink coffee in Honolulu, Hawaii

5 places to drink coffee in Honolulu, Hawaii

As Barack Obama and family recently spent a little vacation time around the island of Oahu last week, we figure it would be useful for you (or any presidents who might read this) to know the best places to get a cup of coffee around Honolulu. It can be tough to go on...

OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Brewer: An in depth review

OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Brewer: An in depth review

OXO is a brand you may have seen in your local kitchen supply store over the past decade or two. Known for durable plastic and metal kitchen utensils, they have recently delved into the realm of electronic gadgetry with their new line called "OXO On". In this line...

A Summary of Star Ratings

A Summary of Star Ratings

While stars help give a quick snap shot of overall quality, what does it really mean in the grand scheme of tastes? In this summary piece, we’ve boiled each rating level down to its essence for you.

Gift Guide For Coffee Lovers

Gift Guide For Coffee Lovers

These days there are seemingly endless devices for brewing coffee at home, which can make coffee gift giving a bit daunting. But no worries- we at Roast Ratings have taken some time to think about that, organizing some great gift options for the coffee lover in your...

The best places to visit in Kona for coffee

The best places to visit in Kona for coffee

Recently I visited Hawaii for the 45th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, an event where farmers come together to share their coffees and, of course, spend time talking shop and making friends. For me it was an opportunity to taste some of the best coffees that...

4 Tips to find the best iced coffee

4 Tips to find the best iced coffee

Cold brewed and iced coffee have been making some waves lately, reflected in our own articles here on Roast Ratings. With the beginning of fall, it may seem like we should be focusing on pumpkin lattes and graham cracker coffee milkshakes, but we still have a lot to...

Coffee and Salt: What You Need To Know…

Coffee and Salt: What You Need To Know…

The other morning I was catching up on my Facebook news feed, and saw someone talking about adding salt to their coffee. So of course I had to give it a shot and see what all the fuss was about... I was more than just a little surprised by what I found!

Coffee on a Budget – $50 – $100

Coffee on a Budget – $50 – $100

Welcome to part two of our guide to buying coffee equipment on a budget. If you missed part one, make sure to check it out here, as these lower priced items will not be covered in this article. Making great coffee at home has become more and more of an undertaking in...

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