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Coffee & Beverages

From Growing to Brewing: Why Precision is Key to Great Coffee

Scales and burr grinders and exact coffee-to-water ratios—coffee “experts” always talk about the need to be precise in coffee brewing, even when you’re just making yourself a cup in the morning, before you even change out of your pajamas. The reason is more than simply taste-related, though of course everyone who loves to drink coffee deserves the best possible brew, no matter the method and no matter your budget.

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Which Coffee Beans to Pair with Which Brewers?

Can you drink a martini out of a highball glass? Technically you can drink a martini out of any vessel you want, but the experience is probably slightly changed. Just like certain cocktails taste more “right” when served in specific barware, some coffees seem to call out for particular brewing methods. Though you can prepare any coffee any way (yes, even as espresso!) here are a few pairings that can maximize your maker.

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3 Fun Ways to Enjoy Irish Coffee

Everybody’s Irish on St Paddy’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a fresh take on Irish coffee? The cocktail, which rose to prominence in the 1940s, is typically a mix of hot brewed coffee sweetened with sugar, a tipple of Irish whiskey, and a dash of fresh cream or whipped cream. And while there’s nothing wrong with a classic Irish coffee—we’re including a recipe here because how could we not!—why stop there?

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How to Make Coffee at Work (That You Actually Want to Drink)

Most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else. That makes the creature comforts of the office even more important, and the coffee break can be the ultimate day-maker or day-breaker. If you and your deskmates are struggling in the coffee department, and don’t have one of those big fancy espresso machines in the office, now is the time to bring a little caffeinated love into the workplace.

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Impress That Special Someone

For Valentine’s Day, you might be in the habit of reaching for a bottle or two of rich, deep, tooth-staining, love-inducing red wine. And that’s all well and good! Wine is wonderful any day of the year. But for a special occasion—particularly one you’re sharing with a partner or a friend—it’s nice to mix things up (literally) with a new cocktail or two.

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5 Coffee Resolutions for the New Year

Every year we start out with the best intentions, but let’s face it: most of us make resolutions that are impossible to keep. This year, let’s start with small but meaningful changes—and get caffeinated in the meantime! Here are five simple resolutions to help you improve your quality of coffee life, and who knows, maybe that coffee will perk you up enough to tackle all those other big self-reinvention goals on your list.

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7 Ways to Make Ice Cubes Festive

The holidays are in full swing now that we’re officially in the latter-half of December. Whether you’re hosting your whole family or just a few friends, ‘tis the season to think about the little things, like stocking stuffers and ice cubes. Did she just say ice cubes? She sure did. This holiday season, eat, drink and be merry—and add a festive twist to your beverages (while keeping them cool!).

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Spice Up Your Coffee: Holiday Edition

Pumpkin spice season is worth waiting for, but when you want the festive flavor without all of the additives, sugar, and cost, there are many easy, healthy-ish ways to give your coffee a delicious holiday makeover. Try these flavored coffees after a family gathering, on a chilly winter morning, or gathered ’round the fireplace with loved ones for, heck, any old time! They’re easy, inexpensive, and don’t require waiting in line.

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Talking Tea with Saveur Editor & Tea Enthusiast Max Falkowitz

What’s better than curling up with a comforting cup of tea on a blistering cold winter day? Tea has been steadily gaining popularity, and whether you enjoy the jolt of a stiff cup of English Breakfast as a morning pick-me-up or prefer slowly sipping a delicate oolong after a hearty meal, there’s a cup of tea for everyone. We asked our friend Max Falkowitz, Executive Digital Editor at Saveur and our go-to tea expert and connoisseur, for some of his good tips on tea and best practices for brewing it at home.