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Penney Garrett

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Penney has a highly eclectic resume. She was a competitive dancer and figure skater before turning to fine art and earning a B.F.A in painting and drawing. After several years of gallery shows and traveling the world, she studied botany, clinical herbalism, and nutrition with some of the top teachers in the country and also built a career in specialty coffee. From sourcing green beans to roasting to training competition baristas, she's dipped her toes in all of it. Ever the student, she also went to school, at various points in time, to learn to write code, bake bread, and teach yoga. Eventually, her decade-long obsession with rock climbing (indoors, outdoors, anywhere!) led her in a roundabout way to testing gear and writing about it — and something clicked. She couldn't get enough, loving both the challenge of determining the best way to test things and the reward of writing about it to provide a solid source of information for the public. Penney now works full time for GearLab and resides in South Lake Tahoe where you will find her skipping down a trail with her doggo and husband, sweating it out on her yoga mat, or in the kitchen drinking wine and cooking.

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Best Electric Kettles of 2022

Best Electric Kettles of 2022

Looking to conveniently heat up or boil water? We researched, purchased, and tested the leading products on the market...
Best Espresso Machine of 2022

Best Espresso Machine of 2022

Are you on a first-name basis with the local barista? Cut an extra step out of your morning routine by making espresso...
Best Coffee Grinder of 2022

Best Coffee Grinder of 2022

Looking to enhance your morning coffee routine? We bought and tested 14 of the best coffee grinders so that you can...
Best Indoor Garden of 2022

Best Indoor Garden of 2022

Aiming to tighten-up your culinary chops with fresh produce? We've got you covered with our cultivated analysis of the...
Fellow Stagg EKG
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Fellow Stagg EKG

If you're a specialty coffee enthusiast, look no further. This built-to-purpose pour-over coffee making kettle has...
Fellow Ode
Top Pick

Fellow Ode

This grinder is a piece of art. Leading the way in design, Fellow successfully created a compact grinder with...
Baratza Sette 270
Top Pick

Baratza Sette 270

Are you looking for a machine that excels grinding for the pour-over to espresso ranges? Look no further; this grinder...
Breville Bambino
Best Buy

Breville Bambino

If you already have an espresso grinder or are looking to save counter space, this machine is a great choice. It makes...

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