Bottled water

Choosing the best bottled water for making coffee

Water chemistry has a huge impact on coffee flavour. Coffee needs the right minerals at the right concentrations. Here are six brands of bottled water that play nice with coffee.

Oily coffee beans

Oily coffee beans explained

If you’ve ever encountered oily coffee beans, you may have wondered why some have that shiny surface while others appear dry. What’s the story? And is it a feature or a bug?

Costa Rica coffee plantation

Single-origin coffee vs. blends

We explain the differences, and why neither is necessarily better. In the end, you’ll probably want to try both.

Coffee jitters

Coffee jitters and how to stop them

Most coffee drinkers have had the unpleasant experience of going a bit too far with the caffeine. Once you’ve crossed that line, here’s how you can get back.