Steven Baxter

Hello! I'm Steve the owner manager of goodcoffeeplace.com. I love to drink good coffee, investigate coffee's effects on health, delve into the science of coffee, and seek weird coffee products.

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How to Make the Perfect Espresso on National Espresso Day

November 23, 2021

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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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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How to Grind Coffee Beans Without a Grinder: 6 Simple Ways

November 8, 2021

How to Grind Coffee Beans Without a Grinder: 6 Simple Ways

Grinding whole-bean coffee right before brewing diminishes exposure to flavor-destroying oxygen, prevents the natural flavors from becoming stale and bland, and guarantees freshness. What if you don’t have a grinder? How do you grind fresh beans each morning for that all-essential cup of goodness to kick off your day? The coffee connoiseurs will probably cringe …

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Best Coffee Liqueur to Buy In 2021

October 16, 2021

Best Coffee Liqueur to Buy In 2021

Let’s face it. Coffee liqueurs exude unmatched decadence, diversity, and a balanced touch of sophistication. Although they are typically sweet spirits consumed after meals, there’s no denying that coffee-flavored liqueurs double as a digestive and dessert. You get the best of both worlds, saving you the hassle of ordering a digestive and coffee. These bittersweet …

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The Ultimate Guide to Medium Roast Coffee: All Questions Answered

October 7, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Medium Roast Coffee: All Questions Answered

The final flavor experience of coffee depends mostly on the initial flavor compounds found in the coffee beans. The roast level and roasting time of the beans create the balanced and delicious flavor that you have surely experienced over a great cup of joe. The method by which it has been processed, the age of …

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Spooky Witch Brew Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

October 7, 2021

Spooky Witch Brew Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

When it comes to Halloween drinks, Starbucks sure knows how to get them right. Over the years, they have come up with so many innovative drink flavors, especially when it comes to their Frappuccino®. What is a Frappuccino®? Frappuccino is a trademarked brand of the Starbucks Corporation for a line of highly-sweetened iced, blended coffee …

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8 Best Light Roast Coffee: Flavor and Caffeine Content Reviewed

September 1, 2021

8 Best Light Roast Coffee: Flavor and Caffeine Content Reviewed

It’s true that in the world of coffee, the darker roasts have dominated the market for some time, but recently, the best light roast coffee brands are finally finding their way onto coffee shop menus and store shelves. If you are a coffee fan, you have probably tasted the wonderful flavor notes of light roasts. …

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Where Do Coffee Beans Come From: From Plants to Home

September 1, 2021

Where Do Coffee Beans Come From: From Plants to Home

Approximately 1.4 billion coffees are consumed around the world every day. Have you ever considered were all the coffee beans come from? Sometimes, we do something so often that we don’t stop to think about the origin of things. We all savor and enjoy a good cup of coffee, however, what do we understand about …

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What is the Strongest Coffee? Best Top Strongest Coffees in the World

August 23, 2021

What is the Strongest Coffee? Best Top Strongest Coffees in the World

For some people, a regular cup of joe is enough to help them wake up and start their day. Others, however, find it difficult to know their own name when they wake up and therefore need an extra kickstart to go about their daily routine. These people may find that drinking the strongest coffee they …

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The 10 Best Espresso Beans for 2021 – Reviewed and Ranked

August 20, 2021

The 10 Best Espresso Beans for 2021 – Reviewed and Ranked

A cup of espresso isn’t like your regular cup of coffee. All things remaining constant, your typical cup of Joe has about 2% dissolved coffee solids as part of the final product. This is minuscule compared to the astonishing 12% that makes it into your cup when dealing with espresso. In essence, that’s one of …

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Best Coffee to Drink Black. Getting the Best from Your Coffee

August 18, 2021

Best Coffee to Drink Black. Getting the Best from Your Coffee

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who drink black coffee and those who wish they drank black coffee. Granted, there are many different types of coffee today and just as many different ways to drink it. However, the most die-hard of fans, more often than not, take their coffee black. The …

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How to Clean a French Press Coffee Maker – In Less Than 5 Minutes

August 16, 2021

How to Clean a French Press Coffee Maker – In Less Than 5 Minutes

Four hundred million cups per day! That’s how much coffee Americans drink on average. If you are part of the 64% of all American adults who simply can’t function properly without their cup of Joe, there’s a good chance that you own some kind of device that can brew you one on-demand at home. Millions …

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Breville vs De'Longhi Comparison

Breville vs DeLonghi: Which Makes Better Coffee Machines

August 13, 2021

Breville vs DeLonghi: Which Makes Better Coffee Machines

De’Longhi and Breville are the leading coffee-machine manufacturers and have become quite popular among expresso lovers all over the globe. These two companies have the most reliable and top-rated, but even with the best reviews, you have to choose one. Today, we will help you choose which coffee machine suits your needs best and help …

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How Long is Coffee Good For – How to Store Coffee to Preserve Freshness

August 11, 2021

How Long is Coffee Good For – How to Store Coffee to Preserve Freshness

Unlike wine, coffee is a beverage that should be stored and consumed as soon and possible for optimum freshness and flavor. Coffee lovers enjoy the experience brewing coffee that is fresh with all its intoxicating flavors and aromas. Whether you’re an expert barista or a regular coffee drinker, it is important to know how to …

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Arabica Vs Robusta Coffee

August 3, 2021

Arabica Vs Robusta Coffee

More often than not, comparisons of different types of coffee center around different coffee recipes. If you ask someone, even a regular coffee consumer, to name some coffees, you’ll probably get responses like ‘cappuccino,’ ‘mocha’ or ‘americano.’ However, in reality, coffee types are often differentiated from one another long before the time comes to create …

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Blonde Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

August 3, 2021

Blonde Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

If you’re a Starbucks addict and your bank account is crying out for a cheaper alternative, then you’ll want to try this copycat recipe of the blonde vanilla bean coconut milk latte to help you recreate the Starbucks favorite right from the comfort of your own kitchen. This rich, creamy recipe made with blonde roasted …

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The Best Coffee Beans for Cold Brew: Everything You Should Know Coffee on a desk

July 14, 2021

The Best Coffee Beans for Cold Brew: Everything You Should Know Coffee on a desk

There are very few things quite as tasty and as satisfying as having a cup of cold coffee on a sweltering hot summer afternoon. However, if you have the best coffee beans for cold brew, you don’t have to limit yourself to summer months; you can have a delicious cup of cold brew at any …

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The Best Coffee Grounds for Cold Brew – All You Need to Know

July 7, 2021

The Best Coffee Grounds for Cold Brew – All You Need to Know

Cold brew is a burgeoning trend in the coffee world today, and really, why should it not be? It does have some advantages over your regular hot coffee: it tends to be less acidic, less bitter, has an overall sweeter and smoother taste, and is just more refreshing on a hot summer day. Whether you …

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Soulhand Portable Grinder, Cold Brew Coffee Maker, and Goose Neck Kettles

July 5, 2021

Soulhand Portable Grinder, Cold Brew Coffee Maker, and Goose Neck Kettles

The Soulhand brand was established in 2016 and focussed on pour-over coffee. Their products are sold all over the world. Soulhand have a catchy little phrase where they say “Life Begins With Coffee.” Well, this may not be the way evolution works but we understand the message. They are simply saying what G.C.Bean (our company …

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Cold Brew Coffee Ratio Grams: 3 Steps for Perfect Flavor Every Time

June 28, 2021

Cold Brew Coffee Ratio Grams: 3 Steps for Perfect Flavor Every Time

With the warmer weather setting in, it is officially time to break out one of a coffee lover’s favorite drinks of the summer season: cold brew coffee! While you may think that nothing can beat a nice cold brew coffee from your preferred local coffee shop, did you know that it can be simple to …

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Pour Over Coffee vs French Press: Which Brewing Method Is Better?

June 28, 2021

Pour Over Coffee vs French Press: Which Brewing Method Is Better?

Manual coffee makers are certainly making a comeback these days. And why shouldn’t they? There are lots of reasons to choose a manual coffee maker over an automatic one: they tend to be cheaper (especially when compared to something like an espresso machine), they are easy to use, portable, and, perhaps most importantly, to those …

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What is Drip Coffee? The Complete Guide 2021 and Beyond

June 27, 2021

What is Drip Coffee? The Complete Guide 2021 and Beyond

Whether or not you have heard of the exact term, if you are an avid coffee drinker, you have almost undoubtedly had drip coffee before. Drip coffee, or sometimes called filter coffee, is essentially just coffee that has been brewed by your typical automatic coffee maker. This is pretty much the standard way people drink …

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Coffee Taste Good: The 5 Essential Rules

June 10, 2021

The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Coffee Taste Good: The 5 Essential Rules

For some people, that first cup of coffee in the morning can really set the tone for the whole day. It may be that thing that revs you up and gets you prepared for your busy day ahead, or it may be that quiet and peaceful time that allows you to just take a second …

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How to Easily Brew Coffee from a K-Cup Without a Keurig

April 28, 2021

How to Easily Brew Coffee from a K-Cup Without a Keurig

A Keurig machine is one of the most convenient kitchen appliances for any coffee enthusiast, leaving you with a simple method of making tasty coffee from k-cups. But what happens when you have the k-cups, but not the Keurig machine? Mistakes happen – perhaps you’ve found a delicious-sounding coffee while shopping, but only realized that …

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Best Camping Cowboy Coffee Pots and Percolators

Best Camping Cowboy Coffee Pots and Percolators

March 20, 2021

Best Camping Cowboy Coffee Pots and Percolators

When you’ve packed your tent and you’re about to head out into the woods, it’s difficult not to get whimsical about your morning cup of coffee. There are no countertop K-Cup machines or barista-run coffee shops in the wilderness, which makes getting a good cup of coffee nigh on impossible. None of us can even …

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Orb One. A Unique Stovetop Coffee Maker

Orb One. A Unique Stovetop Coffee Maker

March 19, 2021

Orb One. A Unique Stovetop Coffee Maker

The Orb One coffee maker is a  uniquely designed, single-serve (8oz), stovetop coffeemaker that the designers say has the flexibility to change the coffee type by using a different coffee grind and water ratio. That is, you can make make your favorite cup of coffee from drip to espresso and yet still keep each style’s characteristic richness and flavor. …

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Step By Step Guide On How To Make A Cortadito Coffee

March 12, 2021

Step By Step Guide On How To Make A Cortadito Coffee

Cortadito coffee is a delicious treat that originated in Cuba. As the same suggests it was heavily inspired by the well-known cortado coffee. That being said, they do certainly have their differences, not least of all their origins. They are from two different countries – Cuba and Spain/ Portugal. When it comes to making a …

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Which Keurig K-Cup Brewer Is The Smallest?

February 17, 2021

Which Keurig K-Cup Brewer Is The Smallest?

Which Keurig K-Cup Brewer is the smallest? Why bother with ‘small’ anyway? Well, a single-serve caffeine delivery machine is potentially the future of home coffee brewing. And usually, ‘small’ is more convenient for homes. Popularised by Keurig who revolutionized the idea that smaller is better with the invention of their K-Cup pods, the single-serve coffee …

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Nespresso VertuoPlus vs. VertuoPlus Deluxe

February 4, 2021

Nespresso VertuoPlus vs. VertuoPlus Deluxe

Nespresso is one of the largest coffee machine manufacturers in the world, renowned for their high quality machines and delicious coffee pods. Although partnered with various other companies such as DeLonghi and Breville, Nespresso design their coffee machines with the utmost care, attention to detail, and with exceptional coffee at the heart of their design. …

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How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine?

February 4, 2021

How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine?

We all love excellent quality coffee, don’t we? The strong coffee flavor and syrupy feel that we get with an Espresso is a firm favorite for most. I’m sorry to say that you can’t make a real espresso without an espresso machine or without some way of reaching the required extraction pressure! OK Steve, then …

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