When I first started this blog back in 2012 as TopRatedCoffeeMakers.com I was kind of trapped in my own little bubble. What I mean by this is that I didn’t really read a whole lot of coffee blogs. And to be honest, I really regret this.
These days, I read coffee blogs ravenously. I learn a ton by reading and watching what others are doing, and I thought I’d pay tribute to some of these fine folks today by sharing my favorites.
I hope that you will also discover some new coffee blogs to add to your virtual coffee library. Keep in mind, these are just my personal favorite coffee blogs listed in no particular order.
Updated: April, 2018
General Coffee Content
The following coffee blogs cover everything from equipment reviews to tips for making better coffee. Like The Coffee Concierge, none of these blogs focus on one coffee topic.
Real Chris Baca – on YouTube
OK. So this technically isn’t a “coffee blog”, but Chris produces what is hands-down the best coffee-related content on the internet.
Yes, this is just my personal opinion, but Chris is such a breath of fresh air in an industry that is frankly way too full of itself.
As one of the founders and owners of Cat & Cloud Coffee (Santa Cruz, CA), Chris has a popular YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge and passion for coffee, skating, videography, and just…life stuff.
If you could only follow one person in coffee, Chris Baca would get my vote.
JimSeven – jimseven.com
James Hoffman is a World Barista Champion, the author of The World Atlas of Coffee, and the CEO of Square Mile Coffee Roasters. Oh, and he also has a little coffee blog that goes by the name of JimSeven.
There is zero fluff on his blog, just straight coffee talk. Check it out.
Dear Coffee I Love You (DCILY) – dearcoffeeiloveyou.com
If you only had to follow one coffee blog, DCILY would easily be the one that I recommend.
Very simple, yet incredibly robust. The wonderful photography and artful writing style work in perfect tandem, but I don’t think I even need to say anything else about this beautiful coffee blog, because it truly speaks for itself.
Sprudge – sprudge.com
Sprudge is quite possibly the biggest online coffee publication in the world, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
You will find everything from coffee event coverage to an online job board. You can truly get lost for hours immersing yourself in the site’s great coffee content.
Brewing Coffee Manually – brewingcoffeemanually.com
John is the man behind Brewing Coffee Manually, a site dedicated to the art of, you guessed it, brewing coffee manually!
John’s writing is unpretentious and really captures the beauty of the ritual in making great coffee. Oh, he also has a cool collection of mugs that is worth checking out. I’m thinking I should start my own collection!
Barista Hustle – baristahustle.com
Barista Hustle is Matt Perger’s project, geared towards giving coffee professionals (and enthusiasts) advanced coffee content to supplement their curiosity (and careers).
The blog has definitely become a bit more “hustle” than barista over the last few years, with its own coffee subscription and advanced coffee courses, but they still have plenty of awesome free content for everyone’s enjoyment.
The Coffee Compass – thecoffeecompass.com
The Coffee Compass is a nicely designed and well-written coffee blog run by Michael, Stephen, and Darren out of Louisville, KY.
The Coffee Compass is full of awesome cafe and gear reviews as well as plenty of beautifully-instructed how-to posts. This is the perfect blog for both coffee enthusiasts and professionals.
I Need Coffee – ineedcoffee.com
Started by coffee fanatic, Michael Allen Smith, I Need Coffee is one of the veteran coffee blogs that is still putting out excellent coffee content on a regular basis.
They have an excellent coffee grind chart, as well as a brew guide for pretty much every coffee maker you could have ever hoped for.
Coffee Cantata – coffeecantata.co
Margaret Fischer’s coffee blog, Coffee Cantata, is relatively new to the scene but one of the best coffee blogs out there, hands down.
Her coffee reviews are very enjoyable reads given her excellent writing style and vast coffee knowledge. Her other posts are also incredibly entertaining. She recently had a great write up on her experience at Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room that I definitely recommend you check out!
Coffee Review – coffeereview.com
Kenneth Davids is the go-to coffee review guy on the web. I had the pleasure of listening to one of his lectures on how to review coffee back in 2014 at Coffee Con in San Francisco. My own coffee reviews are modeled largely off of what I learned from Kenneth in this brief lecture.
He and his staff have reviewed thousands of coffees over the 20+ years his site has been around, so if you’re truly looking for a go-to coffee review source, look no further.
Oh, and Ken operates in my hometown of Berkeley, CA, so he definitely gets more brownie points from me on that one!
Coffee Gear Reviews
Seattle Coffee Gear – seattlecoffeegear.com
If you’ve ever spent any time on YouTube looking for coffee-related information, you will have definitely stumbled across one of the great videos that Gail and her team at Seattle Coffee Gear put together.
While these guys are mainly in the business of selling specialty coffee equipment, they provide just as much, if not more coffee education.
You have got to subscribe to their YouTube channel, you won’t regret it!
Have a favorite coffee blog?
Thanks for taking the time to read about my favorite coffee blogs. If there are any coffee blogs you think I should check out, please share in the comments below.
I’ll be sure to update this post in the future as I discover more of what I feel are the best coffee blogs out there.