Ryan Hendricks
Ryan Hendricks
Ryan Hendricks is our tester, who puts products through their paces. He used to be a barista and is now a full-time coffee enthusiast. He’s always testing out new gadgets, machines, and beans to find the best of the best.

Latest articles

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What Is a Frappuccino? Is It Just a Frappe?
Excerpt: Are you obsessed with iced coffee? Then it’s time for you to find out more about frappes and Frappuccinos and how they differ. The leading consumer of coffee in the world is the Netherlands, although the USA as ...
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Long Black vs. Americano: What’s the Difference?
Anyone fond of black coffee has tried both the long black and Americano as they are common espresso specialty drinks. Most people refer to them as black coffee and, in some cases, watered down espresso. The drinks have similar tastes and smells, and they offer vibrant flavor, but they have one distinct difference. ...
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When does coffee go bad? (Winter 2023)
You wake up. You start brewing your favorite coffee (a.k.a the only friend that will keep you awake). You stare into the beauty that is coffee. You bring the angelic beverage to your lips. You sip. It sucks… You do not deserve that sort of treatment from something that you trust so much. That’s why we are here ...
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18 Food and Coffee Pairings Everyone Will Enjoy
Statistics by the National Coffee Association show that 62% of Americans are daily coffee drinkers. Additionally, most people use coffee as a breakfast beverage. This is understandable as, according to
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How to Make Coffee Less Acidic? Best Ways and Tips from Baristas!
If you’ve given the whole coffee thing a try, and you just can’t get past the bitter acidity, you’re not alone. There are quite a number of people who claim to hate coffee due to its bitterness. But if you’re determined to get into coffee drinks, or you already like it but still think it’s too acidic, there’s good ...
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How Many Calories Are in Coffee? Secrets Revealed!
Getting your daily dose of coffee makes you start your day on a great note. The only thing that might worry you is how many calories are in a single cup of coffee and knowing how that affects the meals you take throughout the day. With the calorie count in mind, you can choose to cut on the additives or increase them. ...
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Japanese Iced Coffee Recipe: Refreshing and Tasty!
One great way to start your morning is with a cup of coffee. While some prefer their coffee piping hot, most would love a tantalizing cup of iced coffee in the morning. It is easier to drink and has way less acidity than freshly brewed coffee. The only trick with iced coffee is finding a coffee expert who knows how to ...
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How Long Does Coffee Last: Interesting Facts! (Winter 2023)
So, you just bought a brand-new bag of coffee beans and didn't know how long it would last? Lucky for you, we've got an easy guide to help you preserve its freshness! First things first: You should know that most foodstuffs have an expiration date, and coffee is no exception. As with most other perishable goods, ...
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How to Make Coffee While Camping: Best Ways for a Perfect Morning Cup!
Understandably, not every backpacking tourist and camper has the opportunity to brew their coffee on a coffee farm with industrial-grade equipment. Most tourist sites will lack even one coffee tree, let alone an entire coffee farm. But this doesn't mean you can't brew a flavor-rich cup of coffee while camping. Camping ...
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9 Best Espresso Machines for under $300 ⁠— Quality and Durability at an Affordable Price (Winter 2023)
When choosing an espresso machine under $300 you can face the music. It can result not only in bitter, over-extracted sludge in your cup but also in costly repairs down the line. But it's not our case.