Amy Hyslop

I am the designer and content manager of The Coffee Folk. I love going on adventures with the kids, tracking down the best cafes, and coffee at the beach.

How to descale keurig

How to Descale Keurig

Modern coffee machines like Keurig coffee makers have made our mornings quicker, easier, and more convenient. But if you don’t want to ruin your machine, you should routinely maintain and clean it. Descaling is a common cleaning practice for all varieties of coffee makers, not just Keurig models.  Let’s talk about what descaling is and …

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Keurig K-Elite

Keurig K Elite Review

The Keurig K Elite is one of Keurig’s higher-end, single serve coffee makers. This particular model is highly programmable and customizable. However, is it worth the cost?  Continue reading to discover how the Keurig K Elite performs in appearance, programmability, brewing experience, and cleanup.  Keurig K Elite Appearance The Keurig K Elite is a sophisticated …

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Keurig 2.0

If you’re a coffee connoisseur, a cafe casual, or anywhere in between, you have probably heard of the Keurig coffee maker before. When they first came out, Keurig did for coffee what the Kindle did for reading: making the user’s experience easy, efficient, and sleek.  Keurig seemed to revolutionize the coffee game with their K …

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What is a macchiato


The Macchiato can be a confusing drink to order because what you get depends on what coffee shop you are ordering it from. Unlike other milk-based drinks, there are no universally accepted ratios for what a Macchiato should be. To top things off, there are two types of macchiatos which are very different drinks. An …

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Cortado Feature Image


You will not be the first if you have ever walked into a coffee shop and been mystified by the coffee menu. It can almost feel like it is another language; Cortado, Latte, Cappuccino, Piccolo, Americano, Macchiato, Ristretto.  I mean, what do those words even mean? It feels like you need a bachelor’s degree just …

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