Steven Baxter

Hello! I'm the owner-manager, editor, and author of goodcoffeeplace.com. I love to drink good coffee, try different brewing methods, investigate coffee's effects on health, and delve into the science of coffee. Goodcoffeeplace is designed to entertain, educate, and inform. Enjoy!

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Mocha vs. Coffee – Is Mocha Chocolate or Coffee?

January 27, 2023

Mocha vs. Coffee – Is Mocha Chocolate or Coffee?

Do you want to know the difference between mocha and coffee? Our recent post answers whether mocha is considered chocolate or coffee. Learn more about the history and flavors of mocha, and discover what is right for you. Basics of Espresso Let’s first discuss the basics. We know many espresso drinks have the same three …

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What Gives Coffee Its Flavor? The Effects of Coffee Chemicals.

December 13, 2022

What Gives Coffee Its Flavor? The Effects of Coffee Chemicals.

What gives coffee its flavor? Which chemicals contribute to the taste, flavor, and aroma of coffee? We’ll explore these questions and more in this comprehensive post on the main chemicals that affects coffee’s flavor, taste, and aroma. How Does Coffee Get Its Flavor? Taste and flavor aren’t the same things. Taste refers to the perception …

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Death Wish Coffee Review – One Of The Strongest Coffees In The World

December 8, 2022

Death Wish Coffee Review – One Of The Strongest Coffees In The World

Wake up and get moving with Death Wish Coffee one of the strongest coffees in the world. Death Wish Coffee is one of the leading coffee roasters in the USA. The Death Wish Coffee team is edgy, hyped, strong, sarcastic, fun, and stylish – just like the coffee! We’ll take a closer look at Death …

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The Only Peppermint Mocha Guide You’ll Ever Need

December 5, 2022

The Only Peppermint Mocha Guide You’ll Ever Need

If pumpkin spice latte is the drink of choice for the fall season, there’s no drink more loveable in winter than peppermint mocha. Sipping a delicious cup of peppermint mocha is reminiscent of snowfall and sleigh rides. No matter if you drink it cold or hot, there’s something amazingly satisfying about the cooling taste of …

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How to Make the Perfect Espresso on National Espresso Day

November 23, 2022

How to Make the Perfect Espresso on National Espresso Day

National Espresso Day is a day to enjoy your espresso coffee. It is celebrated on 23 November every year in the USA. The date may differ in other countries. I don’t know how it got started. I’ve seen some posts that suggest National Espresso Day was created by the International Coffee Organization in 2005 or …

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Is Bacteria In Coffee Good For You?

November 21, 2022

Is Bacteria In Coffee Good For You?

Healthy bacteria are essential for your gut health and immunity. Two Australian companies have created special coffees containing supposedly good bacteria. But is bacteria in coffee good for you? An Australian company goodguts makes probiotic coffee called Gut Alchemy that manage to survive digestion to reach your gut alive. In contrast, coffee created by Queensland-based …

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Regular Coffee Consumption Helps Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality

November 21, 2022

Regular Coffee Consumption Helps Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality

Scientific research was conducted to evaluate the long-term effects of coffee on arrhythmias, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality. The researchers found some surprising benefits of drinking coffee. The research was performed by Chieng et al 2022. What Was The Aim Of The Research Scientists? The scientists wanted to know if decaffeinated coffee, ground coffee, or …

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How To Make V60 Pour Over Coffee – Tips And Tricks From Top Coffee Blogs

November 12, 2022

How To Make V60 Pour Over Coffee – Tips And Tricks From Top Coffee Blogs

Discover how to make the ideal V60 pour-over coffee with our comprehensive guide. Learn tips and tricks from us and some of the top coffee blogs in the world. The V60 is a popular coffee brewer. Hario is a well-known brand made in Japan. It is cone-shaped and needs a filter to hold the ground …

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Lifeboost Coffee Review — Is it the Healthiest Coffee Out There?

November 8, 2022

Lifeboost Coffee Review — Is it the Healthiest Coffee Out There?

One coffee brand that has built stong customer loyalty is Lifeboost Coffee. It is often seen as the ‘Healthiest Coffee Possible’. But is it really the healthiest coffee out there? Read our comprehensive Lifeboost Coffee review to find out! What Is Lifeboost Coffee? Lifeboost Coffee is a prominent brand that takes pride in providing a …

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How to Choose the Best Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

November 7, 2022

How to Choose the Best Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Coffee creamers are an excellent way to add a splash of something creamy and light to your morning brew. Whether a regular expresso or fall-specialty pumpkin spice latte, a good creamer provides some oomph to your daily cup and makes it magical within minutes. Unfortunately, as delightful as these silky concoctions taste, they are packed …

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Best Pumpkin Spice Coffee Decaf: Our Top Picks to Spice up Your Mornings

November 3, 2022

Best Pumpkin Spice Coffee Decaf: Our Top Picks to Spice up Your Mornings

There is no denying that a warm cup of pumpkin spice coffee can make you forget about all your worries with just a single sip. But what if we told you that you could relish the same delicious taste without all the caffeine? You heard it right; this coffee now comes in a decaf option …

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5 Best Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee: The Ultimate Guide

November 1, 2022

5 Best Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee: The Ultimate Guide

When the outside temperature drops, leaves change color, and you see orange popping up everywhere, you know that fall has arrived. It is the season when everyone turns to pumpkin spice coffee to satisfy their taste buds. But, if your local coffee shop doesn’t offer this amazing rich drink, here is a list of the …

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What Is Italian Roast Coffee? (Everything You Need to Know)

September 26, 2022

What Is Italian Roast Coffee? (Everything You Need to Know)

What is Italian roast coffee? What makes Italian roast coffee different from other roast coffee? Italian coffee is a roasting style that produces dark and oily beans. Espresso is usually the brew method of choice, but about 20 types of coffee are popular in Italy. During the roasting process, heat is applied until the bean …

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Italian Coffee Chocolate and Cream Drink—Bicerin

September 21, 2022

Italian Coffee Chocolate and Cream Drink—Bicerin

What Is a Bicerin? Bicerin is a traditional hot beverage originating from Italy, specifically Turin. It is composed of three unique layers: a layer of melted chocolate, a shot of espresso, and a thin coat of whipped cream on top. Unlike the blended ingredients in a mocha, bicerin consists of skillfully designed layers that give …

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Hawaii Coffee Company – Hawaii’s Favorite Coffee Brands

September 17, 2022

Hawaii Coffee Company – Hawaii’s Favorite Coffee Brands

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages, earning the title ‘Elixir of life.’ People love it because coffee is a fantastic beverage since you can prepare it in so many different ways, both hot and cold—espresso, filter, or drip-through. It’s also an excellent way to unwind in the morning and can be enjoyed in …

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SCA Best New Product and Coffee Design Award winners 2022

June 29, 2022

SCA Best New Product and Coffee Design Award winners 2022

Learn about winning new coffee products selected by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). The Best New Product Awards recognize products that represent the best in quality and value to the coffee industry. The SCA recently announced the winners of its Best New Product Competition and Coffee Design Awards at the 2022 Specialty Coffee Expo at …

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Is Coffee Vegan? A Vegetarian’s Guide To Drinking Coffee.

June 6, 2022

Is Coffee Vegan? A Vegetarian’s Guide To Drinking Coffee.

The coffee bean itself is of course vegan. A coffee bean is actually the seed of the coffee plant fruit (called a cherry). However, there are other things to consider before we can answer the question of ‘Is coffee vegan?’ We also look at a personal story about transitioning to vegetarianism and how coffee is …

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The Best Italian Coffee to Buy In 2022: Reviews and Buying Guide

May 16, 2022

The Best Italian Coffee to Buy In 2022: Reviews and Buying Guide

What are some of the best Italian coffee to buy in 2022 and beyond? Going to Belgium is a no-brainer if you’re seeking the best chocolate. Likewise, France is your best bet if you want an authentic cheese and wine experience. However, if perfectly balanced and intense Java beans are just what the doctor ordered …

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Top 10 Home Espresso Machines

Top 10 Best Selling Home Espresso Coffee Maker Machines

January 31, 2022

Top 10 Best Selling Home Espresso Coffee Maker Machines

Discover the TOP 10 most popular best-selling espresso makers in Amazon’s Gourmet or Home & Kitchen coffee maker Best Sellers List. Which espresso coffee maker is right for you? How should you even get started shopping for an espresso coffee maker? A good cup of coffee from a home espresso coffee maker should have flavor, …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? Scientific Study.

December 17, 2021

Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? Scientific Study.

We all know that coffee can make us feel more awake and alert. But does coffee help you live longer? Do coffee drinkers live longer than non-coffee drinkers? It’s no secret that coffee and all of the health benefits it offers have been talked about for years. We have also previously written about many potential …

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Infusion, Immersion, Percolation, and Decoction Coffee Brewing

December 15, 2021

Infusion, Immersion, Percolation, and Decoction Coffee Brewing

What do we mean when we brew coffee by immersion, infusion, percolation, and decoction? What is the difference between coffee immersion, infusion, percolation, and decoction? Well, sorry to complicate this but there is a bit of confusion when we use these terms when we talk about brewed coffee. In this post, we will try to …

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Innovative FinalPress Portable Coffee Brewer Review

December 7, 2021

Innovative FinalPress Portable Coffee Brewer Review

Do you ever wish you could have great-tasting coffee wherever you go, without having to carry around bulky brewing tools? FinalPress is the new portable coffee brewer that’s designed to brew easy and affordable, great-tasting coffee on the go and from the comfort of your home. Originally launched on Kickstarter and continued on Indiegogo, FinalPress …

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Dark Roast Coffee

10 Best Dark Roast Coffee Beans – Strong Coffee with Rich Depth of Flavor!

December 3, 2021

10 Best Dark Roast Coffee Beans – Strong Coffee with Rich Depth of Flavor!

If you’re on the quest for the best dark roast coffee beans with a robust flavor that will give you an incredible opportunity to take the next step in your journey, then your search ends here with our top 10 options. 1. Cafe Don Pablo Subtle Earth Organic Most brands of coffee have edgy and …

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Java Burn Scientific Review

Drink Coffee and Lose Weight with Java Burn? Scientific Review

November 15, 2021

Drink Coffee and Lose Weight with Java Burn? Scientific Review

You probably already know some of the potential health and weight loss benefits of coffee. We’ve also previously written about coffee’s many potential health effects in this post and also this post. I recently heard of a new product on the market called Java Burn. You dissolve Java Burn in your coffee to help you …

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Moka vs Percolator

What is the difference between a Moka Pot and a Percolator?

November 14, 2021

What is the difference between a Moka Pot and a Percolator?

What is the difference between a percolator and a Moka pot? Is there really any difference at all? Yes, a Moka Pot and a Percolator are different and I’m here to show you how. Is it a Coffee Percolator or a Moka Pot? People often get confused between a coffee percolator and a Moka pot. …

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National Cappuccino Day!

November 8, 2021

National Cappuccino Day!

We have many days devoted to coffee even when it isn’t a National or International Day. However, 8 November is reserved for ‘National Cappuccino Day’. What is National Cappuccino Day? National Cappuccino Day is celebrated each year on November 8. It is one of those days ‘invented’ to create awareness and provide an excuse for …

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