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Coffee & Beverages

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.

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How to Brew Great French Press Coffee

One of the greatest things about French press coffee is its rich, thick body. Nothing is more comforting on a rainy morning or paired with dessert after a great meal. The reason French press coffee has such fantastic mouthfeel is the metal mesh filter lets more coffee oils into the finished drink; that texture and deep flavor is also enhanced by the fact that the coffee grounds are completely submerged in the brewing water for the entire length of the process, which allows for a slow, even extraction.