6 Refreshing Summer Drinks
These crisp beverages will beat the hottest heat when plain ice water just doesn’t cut it.
Best Cold Pressed Juice
Real Simple staffers tested more than fifty blends—these picks were especially fresh, balanced, and satisfying.
6 Extraordinary Cold Brew Coffee Finds
Cold brewing, aka steeping roughly ground beans with cold water for at least 12 hours—makes these concentrates smoother and less acidic than the standard drip method. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks for delicious iced coffee at the ready.
5 Best Coconut Water Drinks
Thirsty? These five winning refreshers—tapped from young green coconuts—are everything they’re cracked up to be.
The Best Drinks and Beverages
Want to wet your whistle? Get recommendations and tips for juices, sodas, and more, plus recipes for your own thirst-quenching concoctions.
What to Drink With Barbecue
Whether you’re chowing down on ribs slathered in a sweet, tomato-based sauce or on pulled pork in a tangy vinegar dressing, follow these tips to find the perfect beverage to go with it.
How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
It’s the best part of waking up, but there are a million ways to brew it. Here, 2012 U.S. Barista Champion Katie Carguilo, from Counter Culture Coffee’s training center, in New York City, spills the beans on her choice method.
5 Tips for Buying Coffee Beans
Does it matter if they’re from Sumatra or Guatemala? While certain regions cultivate distinctive flavors, geography isn’t everything. Growing at higher altitudes is what produces the better bean, says Katie Carguilo of gourmet roaster Counter Culture Coffee, in New York City, and the winner of the 2012 U.S. Barista Championship. Before you buy, scan the package for these other clues of quality.