Red eye coffee being brewed on an espresso machine

A red eye coffee can overcome almost any morning

Red eye coffee is popular among those who need a powerful caffeine fix to keep them wide awake. It’s a simple drink to make, which makes it perfect for the occasion it’s intended for: a foggy-headed morning.

A hand pulling a jar of cold brew coffee concentrate ot of a refrigerator

Can you heat cold brew coffee?

Yes, you can heat cold brew coffee. It is concentrated, so adding hot water simply heats it up and dilutes it to make it more like a typical cup of coffee.

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.

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.

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.