Prepare to upgrade your coffee game.

By Alex Van Buren
June 09, 2016

Coffee time, for non-morning people, can be a challenging moment to do things by the numbers: “Is this water hotter than room temperature? Close enough!” might be as ambitious as your brain can get before caffeine. No judgment.

But! There are coffee best practices, whether you use a drip machine, French press, pourover, or another go-to method. And in a world where good beans routinely go for $14 to $20 for 12 ounces, don’t you want each cup to count? Here, two trained baristas—one of whom now co-owns her own café, the other of whom co-owns a roasting company—school us in making each cup of joe…joyful.

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