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Bodum Bean Iced Coffee French Press

We typically like our iced coffee like we like our regular coffee — ready to drink not long after we start making it. For those of you with more …

International Coffee Day

Skip sleeping in this Saturday and instead head out to your local cafe to celebrate International Coffee Day. Since every day can't be a coffee holiday, we've pulled together a few essentials that will ensure you're always pouring a perfect cup of black gold that rivals your favorite …

An Iced Coffee That Outsmarts The Summer Heat

It’s iced-coffee season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! You see, mastering your morning fix at home is easy, especially with our homemade …

How to make the perfect coffee granita

When it's this warm, even my beloved ice-cream can seem too much like hard work. The heat demands something lighter – a silky sorbet, perhaps, or the refreshingly crunchy granita so popular in sweltering Sicily, where they have a bit more practice at dealing with this kind of weather. They come in …

How To Make Coffee With Nothing But Objects You'd Find In A Hotel Room

DIY French press, for real.<p>We can all agree that coffee brewed in a hotel room generally sucks. The machine is grimy, the coffee grounds are ancient, and there's usually a weird smell coming from the mugs that won't rinse out. But sometimes, that's all you've got.<p>To satisfy the need for caffeine, …

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Coffee

How to Make a Simple Cup of Coffee

It's subtler business than you might think.<p>Today’s coffee-shop owners don’t just place orders for beans. They backpack up the sides of volcanoes in Guatemala and Panama to find previously undiscovered farmers who will grow and process beans to their specifications. And if they’ve paid to trek to …

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Housekeeping

12 Actually Cool Ways To Style Your Coffee Table

It's so much more than a second dining table, seriously.<p>Yeah, your coffee table needs to be functional, but it also shouldn't be the eyesore of your living room. You could just stack some books on there and call it a day, but you're better than that. Whether you prefer some organized chaos or want …

Living Rooms

This Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up With A Fresh Cup Of Coffee

U.K.-based industrial designer Josh Renouf has come up with what just might be the king of alarm clocks. His “Barisieur” alarm clock …

Ride along on Rob Ford and Deadmau5’s coffee road trip

The mayor ordered five espressos in one cup, while Deadmau5 ordered a double-double. The pair spent the car ride discussing CFL football, board games, the performance of Deadmau5’s 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider F1 edition (”this thing can fly,” the mayor said) and the pleasures of fast driving.<p>“Everybody …

I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country

A single PR stunt reveals the complicated, pervasive intersection of logistics and culture.<p>Last week, Thermos overnighted me a cup of hot coffee from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., to see if it could. It was a bald-faced PR stunt. It succeeded in both senses: The coffee was still hot by the time …

This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up by Brewing a Fresh Cup of Coffee

Wouldn’t you hate your alarm clock so much less if it woke you up with a steaming hot cup of joe? Like, you’d still hate it a <i>little</i>, because waking …

6 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Iced Coffee

When it comes to coffee, it should be no surprise that we like to keep things creative around here. From adding sprinkles (oh yes) to mixing in rosewater and cardamom, we’ve tried it all! To keep things extra cool this summer, we’ve teamed up with Starbucks to show you how to customize the new …

BYOB: Be Your Own Barista With 10 Coffee Lover’s Essentials

Next up in our series of registry essentials, we’re sending a bat signal (or, perhaps, a bean signal?) to all you coffee lovers out there! You’ve got your dinner party laid out, you’ve got the bar cart loaded up, but what about the morning after you party down? You’re gonna need a cup of the good …

Learning the art of meeting for coffee leads to roles

by Katie Lahey<p>At a recent Korn Ferry event attended by aspiring non-executive directors (NEDs), the talk soon turned to coffee; specifically, how to …

Don't Throw Out Your Leftover Coffee Grounds!

When you've finished with your morning pick-me-up, and you're ready to get rid of the breakfast rubbish, put your used coffee grounds aside for a simple, smart reuse.<p>When you've finished with your morning pick-me-up, and you're ready to get rid of the breakfast rubbish, put your used coffee grounds …

Pest Control

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf signs deal to open up to 200 stores in Japan

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is venturing into Japan with up to 200 stores, stepping into a country with a growing taste for a cup of joe.<p>The Los Angeles beverage chain inked an exclusive deal with a developer called L.A. Style, which intends to launch the first store in Japan by year's end, …

Coffee Shop Finishes Memoir Before Emma Does

<i>This post originally appeared on Reductress.com.</i><p>Portland-based writer Emma Higgins was shocked to discover that her favorite local writing spot, Café Topia, finished writing its poignant memoir before Higgins could even make a dent in her fourth chapter.<p>"I'm not surprised," frequent café patron, …