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3 Essential Styles of Coffee (and How to Brew Them)


There are those who adhere to the same style of coffee year-round, and those whose tastes change with the seasons and with daily moods. Regardless of individual preference, however, proper preparation goes a long way in satisfying cravings and maximizing flavors. Few know (or do) it better than professional brewers. Below, find the gear and knowledge you need to make a better cup of coffee — whether cold brew, espresso or pour-over — from industry-leading, award-winning brewers. (Bookmarking or hanging on your refrigerator strongly encouraged.)

How to Make Cold Brew Concentrate at Home

Brent Wolczynski, cold brew production manager at Stumptown, knows brewing techniques better than just about anyone. Here are his (impossibly simple) tips for making iced coffee at home.

How to Make an Award-Winning Pour-Over

The winning formula and essential gear used by Dylan Siemans’ in the Brewers Cup at the 2017 U.S. Coffee Championships.

5 Steps to Better Espresso At Home

Kyle Ramage, winner of the 2017 U.S. Barista Championship, on the importance of a proper grinder, and why single-serve pod brewers aren’t always terrible.

How to Read a Bag of Coffee Beans

Three things that shape the flavor and quality of a bag of beans, according to Counter Culture Coffee’s Thomas Costello. Read the Story