The Dream Cafe — because you deserve a good cup of coffee every day.
The Dream Cafe is a trusted resource that helps people to make their dream coffee from the comfort of their homes. It empowers coffee lovers to brew and enjoy better quality coffee.
We’re a team of enthusiastic coffee hobbyists who research, use, and review everything associated with the home barista market. You can become a professional barista without previous training.
As a community, we try to debunk the misinformation in the home brewing market. This can help coffee lovers make a better-informed decision about purchasing quality coffee and coffee machines.
We’re sure that you will agree with us when we say that coffee is more than just a drink. It’s lifestyle and passion. It’s not just something that helps you start the day. When life happens, coffee helps.
To help you cut through all the misinformation and noise online surrounding coffee, this website strives to inspire and educate people to improve their skills and relationship with coffee.
How Can I Make a Superb Cup of Coffee at Home?
Unfortunately, you’re probably familiar with the diluted and bitter “coffee water”. It’s the type of coffee you would find in a breakfast many at a 2-star hotel and diners.
If coffee was just a survival drink, we wouldn’t be here, talking about various ways you can improve your cup of coffee. You can do so by finding the right type of coffee and coffee tools.
But that’s not all you need to consider. Finding the right coffee machine is also important. However, you just can’t purchase all the coffee machines and determine what works best for you.
This is where our tips, expert advice, and product reviews kick in. Instead of wasting time and money on the wrong products due to a lack of practical information available, select something that will meet your needs with our help. We can help you make your dream coffee and enjoy it every day.
The lack of information on coffee types, coffee makers, and practical tips is what pushed us into making this website. We wanted to help people learn how to make their coffee at home.
We took our first-hand experience and shared it with you. This website provides skilled, knowledgeable advice on everything related to coffee including product reviews and recipes.
You can learn how to make that delicious espresso on your own. You just need the right tool. Our goal is to help you make the right call and spend your money wisely.
What Makes The Dream Cafe Different?
The Dream Cafe is made by coffee addicts and people who’re passionate to learn new ways of making a better coffee. We want to improve the coffee experience for everyone.
We’re Focused on Your Needs
We want to make sure you spend your hard-earned money on the products that are right for your needs instead of making wrong decisions. We’re focused on your satisfaction.
We Know Coffee Products Inside and Out
We always test new products thoroughly and read other people’s experiences with the same machines. It helps us provide better information. We share everything with you.
Hiding the negative sides and highlighting only the positive sides of a product isn’t how you make a good shopping decision. Also, we’re not endorsing specific brands or products.
Our product reviews consist of a variety of products you can choose from. Everyone has different needs. We help you choose what’s best for you, not what’s popular out there.
Our Product Reviews Aren’t Biased
Unlike other websites, we’re not afraid to share our honest opinion on any product we come across. It’s very important to build a good relationship with other coffee lovers.
Your trust matters to us! This is why we never even dare to endorse certain companies or “best-selling” products that aren’t that good. We share our first-hand experience with products.
Also, we consider other people’s thoughts and comments on every product. What works for one person, might not work for the other. This website has something for everyone.
We started The Dream Cafe as a platform for learning to make delicious coffee at home. Our passion for coffee started a few years ago when we decided to learn how to make espresso at home.
At the time, we had no idea how to do this. However, we combined our budget and purchased our first espresso machine. Our team consists of 3 passionate coffee lovers. Let’s introduce ourselves.
Robin is the founder of the Dream Cafe. She’s a passionate coffee lover. She can’t go a day without at least 3 cups of coffee. Since she consumes coffee daily, she wanted to improve her coffee experience. At the time, she didn’t know that she could make a better coffee than Starbucks.
However, she decided to buy her first espresso machine and get things started. At the supermarket, she met both Kendall and Aaron, her teammates. They were working as retailers in the local shop.
And they both had experience as baristas. They began hanging out daily and realized that they can make better quality coffee at home. They combined forces and that’s how everything started.
Robin took training at Barista Camp and got a certificate. Kendal and Aaron followed her steps. The last step was testing and reviewing different coffee products along with trying different coffee types.
Finally, they opened the Dream Cafe to share their knowledge and findings and help you make coffee at home. Robin also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science at Texas University.
Kendall is a veterinarian by profession. However, she has worked a lot of different jobs such as retail and service at a local coffee shop in Austin, Texas. Then, she met Robin.
They had similar interests but most importantly, they shared the same passion for coffee. Aaron, one of the coworkers at her last working place, also had a passion for making coffee.
The rest is history. Kendall has a Barista diploma and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She’s a fun and outgoing person who loves reviewing different coffee products.
Aaron began to develop a passion for specialty coffee as he started working at Starbucks. Until then, he had no idea espresso or black coffee could be so delicious when made properly.
From that point on, he was hooked on the craft and pursuit of making coffee. He left his job at Starbucks and started working in a local shop for coffee machines. This is where he met Kendall.
He also holds a Business Degree from the University of Texas and attended barista training classes. He’s the lead copywriter. He plans to open his coffee shop and brew delicious coffee.
Our mission is to help you brew and drink better coffee from the comfort of your home. If you’re looking for a reliable coffee resource that you can trust, congrats! You have just found it.
We share the same values as any coffee addict out there. If you share our values, welcome to the family. At the Dream Cafe, you’re always welcome to comment and share your opinions.
We Adore Black Coffee
Milk-based coffee has a special place in our hearts. However, we prefer to brew and drink black coffee. We don’t appreciate instant coffee because we believe in the power of making coffee.
We Enjoy the Process of Brewing Coffee
As we already stated, we appreciate the process of grinding, roasting, sourcing, and brewing coffee as much as we appreciate and enjoy the coffee itself.
Home-brewed coffee isn’t just about saving coins, nor it’s about the caffeine kick. It’s a lifestyle, a ritual that we cherish. If you’re a coffee-lover, you know.
We Love Mother Nature
When you think about it, mother nature gave birth to coffee. This and many other reasons made us love nature. This is why we’re strongly against wasteful methods of coffee brewing.
We also support coffee farmers. Where possible, we pay recognition to all members of the coffee chain, especially the direct plantation workers and coffee farmers in the coffee industry.
Who Is This Site for?
Originally, this website was all about the tools utilized to make quality coffee at home. However, we also focus on other things like recipes, coffee experiments, brewing guides, etc.
This page is for everyone passionate about coffee and wants to learn how to make their coffee at home. Our website has plenty of coffee machine reviews and step-by-step buying guides.
We will never tell you how you should or shouldn’t drink your coffee. That’s your choice! However, we’ll try to improve your coffee experience by suggesting some of the best coffee products.
We also believe that people should experiment with coffee to find the best way to prepare it at home. If you put time and effort into making your coffee, you will be able to enjoy it every day.
Our main goal is to provide enough information and resources that can help you choose the best coffee products for your needs. Our team values and respects personal opinions and choices.
This is why we encourage you to explore the magic world of coffee as much as possible and bring your conclusions. This site is about teaching you how to enjoy your coffee journey.
And while we will continue to explore the coffee world ourselves and share our findings, we want you to be involved in the process too! If there’s anything you would like us to test and review, drop a comment below any of our posts. Or send us a message. We would love to chat with you.
Common Misconceptions About Coffee
Have you ever been scared to enjoy more than one cup of coffee after hearing about the side effects? If so, it’s time to debunk a few myths about coffee.
Mid-Afternoon Coffee Causes Insomnia
This is completely false because most of the caffeine will be flushed out of your system in 4-7 h since it’s processed via the liver quickly. If you decided to have that delicious mid-afternoon cup of coffee (around 3:00 PM), it should be fully gone by the time you’re ready to sleep.
Drinking Coffee Has Dehydrating Effects
This is partly true. Yes, caffeine is a diuretic. And diuretics can dehydrate you. However, it’s funny to say that coffee can dehydrate you because it’s brewed with water.
The H20 that coffee contains combats the dehydrating effects. It’s a replacement for all eight glasses of water. But it can hydrate you as much as one glass of water can.
A Cup of Black Coffee Will Help Sober You Up
This is very untrue and dangerous! A cup of black coffee can make you feel awake and alert. However, it won’t sober you up. Never drink coffee after you get drunk and trick your mind into thinking that you’re capable of driving. Opt for Gatorade or water instead of black coffee.
Coffee Obstructs Your Growth
Some people claim that coffee is responsible for why they’re only 5 ft tall. But, there’s no evidence that this is true. It’s safe to drink coffee without worrying about your height.
Decaf Coffee Is Caffeine-Free
Many people assume that decaf coffee is caffeine-free. However, there’s no way to decaffeinate coffee entirely. A cup of decaf coffee will still have about 10-20% of caffeine.
Want to Get in Touch?
Coffee is love! Coffee is a source of inspiration and creativity. If you share our passion for coffee, follow our page for the latest tips, new product reviews, and brewing guides.
We’re here to make your experience with coffee better. Feel free to share your thoughts, questions, and tips in the comments. You can also contact us by email ([email protected]). Or use our contact form.
If you have something that you want us to test or review, please contact us! We would be happy to hear from you. And remember, you deserve a good cup of coffee every day!
Address: 1200 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203