Dark coffee pouring out of a white mug

How To Make Your Coffee Stronger

Using more beans, changing up your brewing method or selecting a darker roast are all things you can do to give yourself stronger coffee.

Smoke rises from freshly roasted coffee beans

How To Degas Freshly Roasted Coffee

Fresh is best, right? Well, fresh is good, but with coffee you need to give a little time after roasting to let carbon dioxide escape.

Nespresso Aeroccino4 electric milk frother

The Best Electric Milk Frothers

Frothing milk at home can save you a lot of money over buying cappuccinos and lattes at a coffee shop, but you need the right tool for it.

A macchiato from Stumptown Coffee Roasters

What Is A Macchiato?

The Italian word macchiato means “stained” or “marked.” This could mean an espresso stained with just a touch of milk, or milk stained with just a touch of espresso.

A pressurized portafilter for brewing espresso.

What Is A Pressurized Portafilter?

A pressurized portafilter distinguishes itself from a non-pressurized portafilter by adding extra pressure immediately after coffee extraction. It does this through a design that features a basket with a two-layer bottom.

A nice stream of espresso flows from the portafilter into the cup

How To Make Espresso

The road to espresso mastery is one of trial and error. Understanding this complex coffee is as much an artistic process as it is technical. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to make espresso.

Daisy del Carmen Reyes of San Carlos II Cooperative checks out a plant loaded with mature coffee beans in Oscicala, Morazan, El Salvador.

The Types Of Coffee Beans You Should Know About

Four types of coffee beans are currently sold on the world markets: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. Bright Arabica is the coffee that’s used most. Hearty Robusta is also popular.

Trying to choose between latte and mocha

What Separates A Latte From A Mocha?

If you’re the type who usually sticks with a straight cup of coffee, those fancy drinks may all look the same to you. Here’s how you tell a latte from a mocha.