Roasted specialty coffee beans under a glass case at a coffee shop

What makes coffee specialty coffee?

Specialty coffee is a product, while third wave is an experience. You cannot have a third-wave experience without specialty coffee, but you can have specialty coffee without the third-wave experience.

An upside-down Technivorm coffee carafe with a crack in the glass

How to fix a crack in your coffee pot

This particular mishap can make for a devastating morning, so let’s learn how to fix a cracked coffee pot—and prevent cracks from happening in the first place.

Two gentlemen have an animated discussion over caffe lattes outside an Amsterdam coffee shop

Your guide to Netherlands coffee culture

Netherlands coffee culture might not offer the sophisticated experience you find in some other European countries, but its charming simplicity is easy to embrace.

Flat white on the table in a cafe in Melbourne

Your guide to Australian coffee culture

Does Australia have the best coffee in the world? The Aussies would say so, and we can’t deny their perfect balance of coffee quality and coffee culture.

Nespresso CitiZ machine on a very clean countertop

How to clean your Nespresso machine

Regular cleaning and descaling of your Nespresso machine is a must. Not only will this result in a better tasting cup of coffee, it will also lengthen the life of your machine.

Patrons outside a caffe in Turin, Italy

Your guide to Italian coffee culture

Italian coffee culture remains mired in tradition, and unflinchingly set in its ways. The ideal that coffee is a staple in Italian life and should remain affordable means little has changed.

Sidewalk tables and chairs outside a Caffe Nero espresso bar in London

Your guide to British coffee culture

British coffee culture is much less hampered by tradition than it is elsewhere in Europe. This has allowed them to ride current trends and more deftly adapt to a changing landscape, placing them at the forefront of the artisanal coffee revolution in Europe.

A shiny glass Chemex sitting on a kitchen counter

A guide to cleaning your Chemex

As cool as it looks, the Chemex’s hourglass shape can make it challenging to clean. Here are some tips to keep that glass sparking.

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.