A “good” cup of coffee means something different for everyone, ranging from a cup of dark, almost chewy truckstop coffee to a lighter-bodied pour over made with meticulous measurements and timing. Even if you feel satisfied by your usual go-to cup of joe, there are products out there that can take your coffee to the next level. If you’re willing to step (or even tiptoe) outside the comfort zone around your tried-and-true favorite brewing process, you may find that an even better cup of coffee is within reach. Related Reading: The best coffee subscription services in 2019 Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Amazon The simplest and most effective change you can make to your coffee routine, regardless of how you brew, is to grind your own beans. Conical burr grinders allow for more control over the grain size of your ground coffee than more common metal blade grinders. Something like this electric burr grinder lets you easily switch between a finer and coarser grind, unleashing the flavor inside of whole beans for whichever brew method you choose. Amazon If you’re traveling, this manual coffee grinder is small enough to bring to work or on vacation. Since it’s completely hand-powered, no need to worry about having an outlet nearby and it goes well with other man-powered gadgets like your mortar and pestle, your hand-crank egg beater or your old-timey butter churn. Amazon A French press might be familiar to you, and you may already own one (or three… [Read full story]
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